November 30, 2023
City of Tacoma Awarded $2 Million in Grant Funding for Portland Avenue Vision Zero Project in District 4
The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department recently received a $2,119,250 grant from the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) Transportation Alternatives Program to identify and design safety improvements, enhance pedestrian and bicycle connections, and provide better access to public transit on Portland Avenue from East 27th to East 56th Street. The Portland Avenue Vision Zero Project received the highest score in PSRC’s regional Transportation Alternatives Program competition.
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At its Feb. 28 council meeting the Tacoma City Council approved an agreement to sell part of its Tacoma Rail line!
This leaves the future of a Tacoma to Mount Rainier trail outside of city control.
The Mountain Division line is operated by Tacoma Rail, a public utility that is owned by the City of Tacoma.
Tacoma Rail has 65 customers on 136 miles of track in three operating divisions, one being the Mountain Division. Rainier Rail, a short-line railroad operating in southwestern Washington, purchased the Mountain Division line for $2.21 million.
The Mountain Division extends from Tacoma through Frederickson, where it splits with one line from Eatonville to Morton, and another to McKenna. The Mountain Division contains a part of the Pierce County planned trail system from Tacoma to Mount Rainier.
> Read more (PDF) The News Tribune
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Connecting Trails, Connecting Communities
The Leafline Trails Coalition is working to create an interconnected network of shared use trails across the Central Puget Sound region to improve health, community, quality of life, mobility, and access for all.
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Where's my touring bike in Iceland? We just passed the Bicycle Farm where you ride mountain bikes and staycation.
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