Author Archives: Tim Becker

Weekend work puts TriMet’s WES Commuter Rail on track toward major safety milestone


Signal system upgrades Dec. 7 – 10 require overnight testing, use of crossing safety equipment, possible WES disruption TriMet and Portland & Western Railroad are completing final upgrades and testing for a federally-mandated safety system called Positive Train Control (PTC) along the WES Commuter Rail corridor. As part of the project, crews will need to […]

Elevator improvements to require intermittent closures of SE Portland’s Rhine-Lafayette Pedestrian Overpass


UPDATE: Construction begins November 26, with elevator closures beginning December 3 The Rhine-Lafayette Pedestrian Overpass in southeast Portland will be undergoing improvements to increase the reliability of the bridge’s elevators. The project will require the full closure of the Rhine-Lafayette overpass at times. We will install HVAC equipment inside the elevator towers to regulate the temperature […]