$200 million for Milwaukie rail


The federal budget calls for $200 million to support the proposed Portland-Milwaukie light rail line.

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The federal budget calls for $200 million to support the proposed Portland-Milwaukie light rail line.

The new orange line would extend 7.3 miles southeast from downtown Portland, over a new bridge and out to Milwaukie.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the administration’s funding recommendations Tuesday for 10 new transit construction projects around the country, including the newest MAX line.

Obama’s budget proposal includes a record $3.2 billion in funding for 28 transit construction projects across the U.S. that LaHood says will increase mobility, reduce energy consumption, curb air pollution, and help the nation compete economically.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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