Lake Oswego Streetcar Suspended


Lake Oswego City Councilor Bill Tierney announced he will no longer support the expansion of the Portland Streetcar through John's Landing, and into Lake oswego. The recently estimated $208 million dollar project was criticized from the beginning, some John's Landing residents commented on the project as, "being too slow!" The streetcar is often doubted because of its slow traveling speed. It was noted the streetcar would've traveled much faster through some parts of this extension, compared to current streetcar sections running through downtown. 

As a result, mayor Sam Adams has said, "the project is now suspended."  He wishes to focus on areas like North Portland and expanding to the East. Although the Lake Oswego extension will stay in the master plan for years to come, the price will not even compare to its current price tag. "$208 million is just not beatable," a John's Landing resident said today. Some experts also noted a forced transfer was going to be required somewhere in John's Landing, therefor making the train an inconvenience to many residents of Lake Oswego. 

There has also been rumors of just a $70 million option running to only John's Landing. The expansion would end at SW Nevada Street (just past near Willamette Park). This would more than accommodate residents of John's Landing. 

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