- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley were among the first passengers invited to ride the Portland-area’s newest light-rail line, which runs from downtown Portland south to the suburb of Milwaukie.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/WeEIlg ) the roughly 7-mile trip took 17 minutes on Friday.

TriMet’s Orange Line is expected to open to the public on Sept. 12.

The $1.5 billion project joins four other Tri-Met light-rail lines that carry passengers across the Portland area.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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