Ride the Rails Tour: Blue Line (Westside LRT Project)

Registration Eligibility
Employees of TriMet only
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The Ride the Rails Tour for March are the: Blue Line (Westside LRT Project). This is a great opportunity for new employees, as well as all staff, that are interested in finding out the history by touring our amazing regional transit system. This is a TriMet approved Tour.
This on-site tour will cover the origins of the Portland Regional Light Rail Transit system’s planning decisions, alignment choices and design. Also will be how modernization of the Blue Line’s 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 Westside; from downtown Portland thru the Robertson Tunnel, into Beaverton and Washington County, culminating in Hillsboro. This alignment has rich variety of urban design, engineering, and changes in land use which greatly contributed to livable communities
• 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 the pioneering of a collaborative approach between cities, counties, and the State 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
• Tour will present the evolution of TriMet’s Safety & Security program, and how nascent Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CEPTED) principles greatly influenced station architecture. Future efforts of Blue Line Revitalization Project will have to build on these first generation efforts.
Robert Hastings FAIA, TriMet Agency Architect
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Course Codes
RideRails: Hillsboro

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