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Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS THE PORTLAND EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED STREETCARS THE PORTLAND EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED.

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1 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS THE PORTLAND EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED STREETCARS THE PORTLAND EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED STREETCARS

2 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PORTLAND EARLY 1900’s REVIVING A TRADITION

3 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED STREETCAR IN THE 21 ST CENTURY

4 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS CONCEPT PLAN LINKS RIVER DISTRICT AND NEW SOUTH WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT AREALINKS RIVER DISTRICT AND NEW SOUTH WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT AREA

5 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PORTLAND STREETCAR 2.4 mile line opened in mile line opened in $56.9 million cost, no federal funds.$56.9 million cost, no federal funds. Modern low floor cars.Modern low floor cars. In-street operation.In-street operation.

6 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PORTLAND STREETCAR EXTENSIONS Three extensions adding 1.6 miles.Three extensions adding 1.6 miles. Property owners paid 20% of cost.Property owners paid 20% of cost. Two additional major extensions under study for federal funds.Two additional major extensions under study for federal funds. 30% higher ridership than bus.30% higher ridership than bus.

7 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS OPERATING FUNDS TriMet$ 3.2 Million City of Portland $ 1.9 Million Meters/Tax Credits Portland Streetcar, Inc.$.3 Million TOTAL$ 5.4 Million

8 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS CAPITAL FINANCING SOURCES 4.0 MILES DOUBLE TRACK City of Portland$ 34.1 Million State of Oregon$ 2.1 Million Federal Funds$ 7.0 Million Tax Increment Funds$ 21.5 Million Local Improvement Districts$ 19.4 Million System Development Charges$ 2.5 Million Regional Transportation Funds$ 10.0 Million Misc. (City)$ 6.6 Million TOTAL$ Million

9 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PORTLAND STREETCAR RESULTS $3.5 billion in private investment.$3.5 billion in private investment. 12,000 riders per day.12,000 riders per day. 10,000 new housing units.10,000 new housing units. This housing in high density reduces by 70 million the annual vehicle miles traveled in the region.This housing in high density reduces by 70 million the annual vehicle miles traveled in the region.

10 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS CONSTRUCTION KEEP IT SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION KEEP IT SIMPLE

11 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS IN STREET OPERATIONS

12 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PURCHASED INEKON-SKODA VEHICLE CZECH REPUBLIC

13 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS More Modern Appearance Driver Seat with Pneumatic or Electrical Actuation Bogie Redesign Active Suspension (Hydro-Pneumatic Suspension) Heated Windshield Protective Side Window Film Additional Floor Space

14 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS STREETCAR LOOP

15 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS STREETCAR LOOP $147 million Capital Cost.$147 million Capital Cost. Approved for Project Development through Federal Transit Administration.Approved for Project Development through Federal Transit Administration. Local commitment of $72 million completed.Local commitment of $72 million completed. Construction scheduled to start late 2008.Construction scheduled to start late 2008.

16 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS THE PEARL DISTRICT

17 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PROMOTE HIGH DENSITY Market uncertainty for condos Density required with streetcar investment Market uncertainty for condos Density required with streetcar investment

18 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PORTLAND STREETCAR Density of Development

19 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PORTLAND STREETCAR Percent Development on Streetcar

20 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS OHSU Campus Portland State University and Downtown South Waterfront District SOUTH WATERFRONT

21 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS RECENT VIEW OF SOUTH WATERFRONT

22 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS CURRENT VIEW OF SOUTH WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT

23 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS TRIP NOT TAKEN Higher density reduces vehicle miles traveled. (VMT)Higher density reduces vehicle miles traveled. (VMT) Current Streetcar - 70 million fewer VMTCurrent Streetcar - 70 million fewer VMT Streetcar Loop – 28 million fewer VMTStreetcar Loop – 28 million fewer VMT

24 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS TRAVEL MODES IN PORTLAND BY AREA Good Transit, Good Mixed Use Poor Transit, No Mixed Use

25 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS High Density / Suburban Carbon Footprint Comparisons Source: E. D. Hovee & Company, LLC.

26 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS CURRENT DEVELOPMENT Existing FAR Density & Portland Streetcar Loop Source: Planning Bureau, City of Portland PLANNED DENSITY FAR Development Potential with Portland Streetcar Loop

27 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS

28 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS RIDERSHIP/VMT GROWTH

29 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS PROPOSED METRICS FOR TRANSIT PROJECTS Zoned Development CapacityZoned Development Capacity Compact Urban FormCompact Urban Form Land AvailabilityLand Availability Market ReadinessMarket Readiness Trip ReductionTrip Reduction Reduced Carbon FootprintReduced Carbon Footprint

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32 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS Seattle, WA

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36 Portland Streetcar CONNECTING PORTLAND’S NEIGHBORHOODS ABOUT SEATTLE STREETCAR 1.3 Mile Route; 11 Stops1.3 Mile Route; 11 Stops Connects South Lake Union, Denny Triangle, Downtown RetailConnects South Lake Union, Denny Triangle, Downtown Retail 3 Streetcars; 15 Minute Intervals3 Streetcars; 15 Minute Intervals 1 Million+ riders as area develops1 Million+ riders as area develops Operates 7 days a weekOperates 7 days a week

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