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Tigard light rail measure passing by more comfortable margin after Monday update

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'Yes' on Measure 34-255 now leads by 139 votes out of more than 25,000 cast.

FILE - Tigard is already served by TriMet buses and the WES commuter rail service, pictured here. Whether Measure 34-255 passes or fails will determine whether Tigard is on track to eventually have MAX service.

Ballot Measure 34-255 has legged out to a more comfortable lead of 139 votes after additional ballots were tabulated Monday afternoon, according to unofficial election returns.

The local measure, which would authorize the Tigard municipal government to support the design and construction of a MAX light rail line through the city, was the most divisive item on the ballot in the southwestern slice of the Portland metropolitan area this November. As of 4 p.m. Monday, “yes” was ahead with 50.28 percent of the vote.



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