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Planning, Public Policy and Management

SCYP picks Portland transit agency, light rail projects for 2017–18 partnership

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 13:45

A&AA’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) will collaborate with TriMet, the Portland region’s major transit agency, on dozens of multidisciplinary projects focusing on the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project starting in September. The project aims to bring transit, bicycle, roadway, and pedestrian improvements to communities in southwest Portland and southeast Washington County. Students will explore concepts related to urban mobility, climate change, environmental habitat and restoration, urban design and placemaking, and public outreach.

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Riders board a MAX light rail train at SW Sixth and Montgomery avenues in downtown Portland. Photo courtesy of TriMet.
Above: Riders board a MAX light rail train at SW Sixth and Montgomery avenues in downtown Portland. Photo courtesy of TriMet.