PORTLAND – Crews reached a major building landmark in the project to create a light rail line from Portland to Milwaukie.
Monday morning, crews welded the first section of track together, connecting two, 80-foot sections of rail.
"It's exciting for the public the community... They get to see actual train tracks being built together," explained construction manager Andy Auxier.
Details: Portland-Milwaukie MAX project
The 7.3-mile project will extend the MAX Green Line from Portland State University all the way into north Clackamas County.
TriMet's goal is to have the new line open by September 2015