The Federal Transit Administration has given their approval to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Project.
This is a major milestone for the project. TriMet will now enter the Final Design phase. Construction is scheduled to start next year and passenger rail service is planned to begin in the Fall of 2015.
More details will be announced at the October Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting. This month’s meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday the 27th. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the TriMet Training Center located at the corner of SE 17th Avenue and Holgate.
In order to better serve the Brooklyn Neighborhood, TriMet has added a new set of bus stops on SE McLoughlin Boulevard at Ross Island Sand and Gravel. These stops are served by bus lines 31, 32, and 33.
Prior to the addition of these stops, Brooklyn residents could only access these bus lines by traveling to the corner of SE 17th and McLoughlin.
Lines 31,32, and 33 provide direct service to both Downtown Portland and Downtown Milwaukie. Trips to Downtown Portland on these lines are typically much faster than transit trips taken on lines 17, 19, or 70.
The addition of a two signalized crosswalks by the Oregon Department of Transportation made these new bus stops possible. These crosswalks would have never been added if it had not been for the persistant advocacy of the Brooklyn Action Corps and other area residents.
This Thursday’s meeting of the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Citizen’s Advisory Committee will feature a presentation on the topic of property displacements along the planned rail alignment. Current plans call for a significant number of neighborhood businesses along SE 17th Avenue to be relocated.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 15th from 6 until 8 PM. The meeting will be held at St. Philip Neri Parrish, Carvlin Hall at 2408 SE 16th Avenue. This is at the corner of SE 16th Avenue and Division Street.
More information can be found at www.trimet.org/pm.
The Brooklyn Action Corps is pleased to start the new year with a new community initiative to chart a course for the future Clinton and Rhine MAX light rail stations.
The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 6th from 7 pm until 8:30 pm at the Thelma Skelton Loaves and Fishes Center at 3911 SE Milwaukie Avenue. Area residents, employees, and business owners are welcome to attend. Continue reading New Land-Use Planning Effort to for Future Clinton and Rhine Light Rail Stations
Portland City Council has voted to approve loaning a million dollars to the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation to support development of a new storage facility and museum near OMSI. This facility will house the three city-owned steam locomotives that currently reside at the Brooklyn Rail Yard. Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation Secures Million Dollar Loan for New Home
Please join us starting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday the 23rd at the Thelma Skelton Loaves and Fishes Center for not one, but two different meetings to discuss the future of the Brooklyn Neighborhood. Continue reading NEW MEETING TIME: Trimet and Brooklyn Action Corps to hold meetings on 9/23/09
As the Chair of the Brooklyn Action Corps, I have been contacted by several different people recently wanting to know more about the changes currently happening at the Brooklyn Rail Yards. Unfortunately, I have not yet heard anything from the Union Pacific Railroad about what future changes they have in mind. Continue reading Changes Underway at Brooklyn Rail Yards
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.
The record heat wave is over, and the cooler weather beckons us from our homes and into the outdoors. What better way to spend a summer evening than by sitting on the grass in Brooklyn Park and watching the classic 1980’s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Continue reading Movie in the Park, Thursday August 6th at Brooklyn Park
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to: Heighten community awareness of crime and drug prevention; · Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; · Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; · Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back · Promote emergency preparedness awareness. Continue reading Celebrate National Night Out on August the 4th