LO streetcar plan moves forward


Both the Lake Oswego and Portland City Councils voted to move forward on the plan for a potential streetcar joining the two cities.

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Both the Lake Oswego and Portland City Councils voted to move forward on the plan for a potential streetcar joining the two cities.

The endorsement supports a detailed study on the subject, rather than specific funding or actual construction.

Other governments will also have a say before the Metro Council makes the final decision on whether to move ahead, a vote expected later this year.

Calling the streetcar idea controversial might be an understatement. Of almost 100 people to testify at a public hearing in Lake Oswego last week, about two-thirds opposed the project. Of those who returned for the city council’s discussion Tuesday, many sported anti-streetcar stickers.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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