There’s a public celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday hosted by the city.
Here are the details:
Public Celebration on Saturday, January 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
On Saturday, January 28, the OHSU Center for Health and Healing will feature an opportunity for public passengers to experience a behind the scenes look at the tram and the South Waterfront. Demonstrations, displays and activities will include:
- Tours of the tram engineering room and control tower with operations team
- Local art and photography of the tram
- Tram Cupcakes for the first 100 visitors
- Information about development in the South Waterfront District
- Information about “Get to Know Your Tram Month,” scheduled for June 2012
- Tram-adjacent food cart by No Fish, Go Fish
As for the success of the tram, a few key stats. Since its opening:
- The aerial conveyance has made nearly 250,000 trips
- The tram has carried nearly 7 million passengers
Here at OHSU, we’ve had several instances where the tram has helped folks get to and from our hospitals and clinics during very challenging transportation times. A couple from the past year alone:
Summer 2011: The tram played a huge role in getting patients and staff to and from campus during the several week closure of Sam Jackson Park Rd., the main route to our hospitals and clinics.
Winter 2011: A snowstorm makes travel to OHSU difficult for some, impossible for others. The tram helps ensure health care is delivered.
We’ve seen the benefits of the tram to patients and staff for a half decade. We look forward to seeing more.