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10/11/2011



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FTA recognizes TriMet's light-rail project for 'outstanding achievement'


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The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in environmental document presentation. The federal agency recognized an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) produced for TriMet’s Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail project.

According to the FTA, the EIS “distinguishes itself in a number of ways,” and includes “plain language and clear writing,” easy-to-understand graphics and climate-change information, TriMet officials said in a prepared statement.

The FTA also recognized the 7.3-mile project’s overall “comprehensive public involvement approach” and detailed web site, they said.

The $1.5 billion light-rail project is scheduled to open in September 2015.




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