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Light rail line in Oregon moves to final design stages

on Monday,April 04,2011 16:04

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Individuals who are interested in industrial design may want to know that a new light rail line in Oregon has reached its final stage of development. The company that is constructing the railway, TriMet, received approval from government officials to create the Orange Line, which will run from Portland to Milwaukie, according to the Oregonian.

Before this, the company was only allowed to complete 30 percent of the project.

Government officials, "want to know that we have the capacity to design, finance, build and operate the new line and that all of our documents communicate our ability to accomplish this," ," TriMet general manager Neil McFarlane said to the newspaper.

This line will cost $1.5 billion and will be 7.3 miles long. The construction of this route will create nearly 14,000 job opportunities, the newspaper reports. The Orange Line is expected to start running in September of 2015.

Industrial design degree seekers may want to research what the their job outlook is projected to be like after they finish school. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to increase by 9 percent between 2008 and 2018.
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