Freight & Light Rail Quiet Zone Progress

Thanks to Kamala Bremer of the Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood Association for this Quiet Zone Update.

Dear Neighbors:

Linda Netekoven presented TriMet and City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) representatives with copies of our petition requesting a Quiet Zone, complete with 300 signatures, plus a map of the location of the signers.

Dave Unsworth of TriMet presented a power point presentation detailing the 3 options available for mitigating train horn noise.  These include
1) a variance to excuse TriMet’s light rail trains from blowing their horns at the RR intersections,
2) “wayside horns,” which are positioned at intersections and used instead of train horns, and which direct the horn sound toward the immediate intersection instead of out into the surrounding neighborhoods and industrial area, and
3) a full Quiet Zone (which would cover TriMet and all other trains).

Continue reading Freight & Light Rail Quiet Zone Progress

Upcoming Town Hall with Senator Diane Rosenbaum and others


Please join Senator Diane Rosenbaum, Representative Carolyn Tomei, Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury and METRO Councilor Carlotta Collette for a joint town hall meeting.

Topics include current legislative issues, with a special emphasis on the new state transportation package and what it means for the Sellwood Bridge.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

7:00 – 8:30pm
Sellwood SMILE Station


Ice Cream Social Set for Sunday September the 13th!

Please join us for the Brooklyn Action Corp’s annual Ice Cream Social.  This year’s event will be held from 1 to 4 PM on Sunday Septemebr the 13th at Brooklyn Park.

The featured attraction will once again be ice cream bars for 25 cents each.  Loaves and Fishes will also be on hand with hot dogs, Polish dogs, potato salad, soft drinks and bottled water for sale.

Entertainment will include the ever popular baloon man, banner painting, face painting, and the obstacle course bouncer.  New this year is a rock wall for kids to climb.

Come join your neighbors for a (hopefully) sunny afternoon in the park.