The future of transit in the Highway 43 corridor

(This project is not the proposed light rail project that would run in front of the school.  The relevance of this project is that, when operating, it will provide an alternative transportation mode for any one traveling from Lake Oswego.  There are proposed stops in Johns Landing, at the base of the Sellwood Bridge, in Dunthorpe, and in Lake Oswego. The proposed route will connect with the current streetcar terminus in the Southwaterfront.)

What kind of transit might connect the downtown of Lake Oswego and Portland in the future? Find out the alternatives and offer your comments.

Metro, along with the cities of Portland and Lake Oswego, Multnomah and Clackamas counties, TriMet and ODOT, have studied transit alternatives to connect Lake Oswego with downtown Portland. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) examines potential impacts and benefits associated with an enhanced bus alternative, streetcar alternative and a no-build alternative where existing transit service is maintained. This document will be released for public review in December.

You are invited to review the DEIS and help decision-makers as they weigh trade-offs to meet future travel demand while protecting neighborhood characteristics in the corridor. Visit an open house or attend the public hearing to learn more and share your thoughts. Comments will be accepted for 60 days after the DEIS is published (between December 3, 2010 and January 31, 2011).

You’re invited
Open house
4-7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 9th
PBS Conference Center, 4343 Corbett Ave. Portland

Open house
4-7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 16
Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego

Visit www.oregonmetro.gov/lakeoswego to learn more, comment online, find the public hearing date or final day of the public comment period, or to see other ways to get involved. Email trans@oregonmetro.gov for reminders of these events and other project updates.