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Eastside MAX Revitalization Projects
Improving safety, security, ticket machines and more
Photo: Thomas Le Ngo
A number of revitalization projects took place along the Eastside MAX Blue Line from 2009 to 2011. The projects included safety and security improvements and station upgrades between the NE 82nd Ave MAX Station and the eastern terminus at Cleveland Ave Station in Gresham.
First conceived of in the 1970s and opened for service in 1986, Eastside MAX, now known as MAX Blue Line, has proven a success for transit riders in the Portland metropolitan region. When the 15-mile line opened between downtown Portland and Gresham, it was among just a handful of light rail lines in the country. Now, over two decades later, many more cities have built or are building light rail.
Technological advances and improved design standards help keep the MAX system safe. With the revitalization projects, these treatments were being applied on this segment of Eastside MAX Blue Line, which includes 13 MAX stations and six Park & Ride facilities with nearly 2,900 parking spaces.
Safety and security
- An East Precinct of 14 law enforcement officers
- Additional security cameras
- Lighting upgrades
- Gresham Central Transit Center access control
- Crossing safety improvements
Station Redesign and Construction
- Ticket machine maintenance and replacement
- Station painting
- Bike parking improvements