The modern Portland Streetcar debuted on July 20, 2001, carrying passengers between the Good Samaritan Hospital in Northwest Portland to Portland State University in Southwest.
Annual ridership in that first year was almost 1.5 million. Now the streetcar averages about 4 million rides a year. Service was extended to Riverplace in 2005, SW Gibbs in 2006, and SW Lowell in 2007. In 2012 the 3.3 mile streetcar loop project is scheduled to be completed, connecting the east side of the river with the west.
Join Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Mayor Sam Adams, and PSI Board Chair Michael Powell, and others this Friday, August 12, 2011 at Jamison Square (NW 10th & Johnson) for a special 10th anniversary celebration.
But it’s not just speeches! From 10am until 4pm local vendors and entertainers (including Boka Marimba from 10:15am to 12:45pm). Food purveyors will be on hand, and there will be activities for the kids, face painting, and more.
This is a free, all ages, celebration open to everyone!
And enjoy FREE RIDES on the streetcar all weekend, August 12-14!