Portland Aerial Tram

Portland, Oregon
OHSU Public/Civic

The aerial tramway cabins travel 3,300-linear feet between the South Waterfront terminal adjacent to the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, and the upper terminal at the Kohler Pavilion on OHSU’s main campus. Traveling at 22 miles per hour, the Tram cabins rise 500 feet for the four-minute trip over Interstate 5, the Lair Hill neighborhood, and Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard.  The Tram sees roughly 3,370 riders per day.

inici was asked to review the project health by OHSU.  Based on this study, it was determined that the project budget and schedule was overly optimistic.  inici completed a new budget, presented it to project stakeholders, and was requested to join the team by OHSU and assist PBOT in the completion of the project including design peer review, OHSU site logistics, commissioning, and management of project closeout.  inici gained trust and support from the stakeholders representing the Portland community to provide services in the completion of the tram project.

Project Details

Project Size:

  • 3,300-linear feet


  • Construction Management
  • Project Management

Additional Details

Completion Date: 2007