Taxpayer Association of Oregon
SB 308 is a billion-dollar train to a tiny town of 12,000
SB 308 Directs Tri-Met to engage a taxpayer funded study on building a light rail system to cities of Cornelius (12,000) and Forest Grove. It could cost taxpayers up to a billion dollars to complete after all expenses are totaled.
The last train built from Beaverton to Wilsonville (120,000 combined population) only ended up serving 870 customers a day and is bleeding taxpayer funding.
Since Vancouver voters rejected a Portland-Vancouver light rail line and Portland Metro area voters just rejected a Tigard mall light rail line in 2020, it seems politicians are just dead-set on train building somewhere regardless of cost or importance.