THE TRUTH: Tigard will sign a contract agreeing to pay TriMet $10 MILLION or more.
But Yes for Tigard says, “Any new tax would require a separate vote”.
THE TRUTH: The key is when will a new tax for Light Rail go to a public vote?
Answer…after it is too late and the city has to pay TriMet $10 million or more.
Taxpayers will be told the city will divert current tax revenue from essential services if voters do not approve a new tax.
Yes For Tigard says the measure will “address traffic congestion”.
THE TRUTH: Let’s be honest, “address” does not mean reduce. Tigard has adopted Portland’s agenda which seeks to deliberately slow traffic.
$250 Million per mile of Light Rail infrastructure will clog traffic lanes and devour funding and space needed for numerous traffic remedies.
THREE MILES of vehicle lanes on 99W/Barbur will be lost, jamming up the vital I-5 overflow blvd.
Vote NO on $3 Billion Tigard Light Rail or…
You’ll be forced to pay for it
You’ll Never use it
Traffic will worsen
And Bus Transit will be cut
Light Rail in Tigard means:
Congestion gets worse;
Sacrifices Bus Transit;
Costs $250 million per mile;
Leads to high density development;
Needless overcrowding of Tigard;
Removes lanes from Barbur Blvd.;
Takes away space needed for vehicle lane expansion and intersection upgrades;
Devours $3 Billion needed for real traffic relief;
Ignores Tualatin Sherwood Road;
Ignores all of the worsening traffic on 99w, 217 and other Tigard streets.
This $250 Million per mile Portland Light Rail to Bridgeport Village will be the most expensive in US history (beating the previous record set by the MAX Orange line at $204 Million per mile).
Everyone knows we need real traffic relief, not another expensive Transit boondoggle that makes traffic worse!
Please join a growing list of Tigard homeowners and residents who are standing up against this taxpayer-funded light rail boondoggle that will cost over $250 Million per mile and make a mess of our beloved city.
VOTE NO on 34-255
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