Portland Streetcar marked the halfway point of its second decade of service in July and is looking toward future expansion to meet expectations of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan for the next 20 years. At the same time, mid-August saw the 50-millionth rider board the streetcar which now runs three city-center lines on 16 miles of track, carrying 15,000 passengers on an average weekday.
Future plans for streetcar expansion, said Streetcar Executive Director Dan Bower, include a line from the Lloyd District on the Northeast Broadway-Weidler couplet and Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Parkrose Transit Center.
To assist with more definitive plans for that expansion, Bower said the Streetcar is recruiting new members to join Portland Streetcar’s 17-member citizen advisory committee.
The committee has existed in one form or another since 1992, helping shape Portland Streetcar service. Interested citizens are asked to fill out the application available at www.googleapis.com and submit it to gro.r1511402162actee1511402162rtsdn1511402162altro1511402162p@ofn1511402162i1511402162.