Council approves $17.7 million for Division Transit Project

A bus rapid transit line could come to Southeast Division Street.

The City Council approved $17.7 million for the Division Transit Project being planned by TriMet as the region's first bus rapid transit line.

TriMet is hoping half the funding for the $175 million to come from a Federal Transit Administration Small Starts grant. In February, the project received an overall medium-high rating from the FTA. It was not recommended for funding in the President's budget, however. In fact, no Small Starts projects were