Ride the Rails: Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project

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Employees of TriMet only
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The Ride the Rails Tour for October is the: Portland – Milwaukie Light Rail Project. This is great opportunity for new employees as well as all staff that are interested in finding out the history and tour our amazing transit system. This is a TriMet approved Tour.
This on-site tour will cover the planning decisions, alignment choices and design, station area planning and design, transit oriented development, new advances in safety & security initiatives, coordination and integration of active transportation systems, new community outreach initiatives including highly innovation business support, inclusion of new communications technologies, new conduct of construction measures, advancements in stormwater treatments with environmental restoration of natural systems, and how careful detailing and construction strategies can help with ongoing maintenance challenges.
Portland, OR
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
• Tour will present before, during, and after conditions for the Portland – Milwaukie Light Rail Project corridor. This project was transformative for the City and the Region linking transit with an “active transportation’ network, creating the nation’s first transit/bike/pedestrian bridge over the Willamette River, and leveraging 28 sustainability initiatives into 300 specific projects.
• Tour will highlight how TriMet developed new approaches in community engagement which achieved unprecedented project goals; coming in under budget, and on schedule
• Tour will provide insights into an integrated approach to urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and rail corridor engineering to achieve improvements in transit operations, public vehicular safety, and active transportation
• Tour will emphasize innovative approaches, which defied conventional thinking, about project design and engineering, project delivery approaches in construction and safety, and integrating cultural diversity in design, construction, and business development
Robert Hastings FAIA, TriMet Agency Architect
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