Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail West Segment Final Design

As DBE Coordinator, Donaldson Enterprises with CH2M Hill provided consulting services in the Final Design Engineering of the West Segment of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit (PMLR) Project.

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project will create a light rail alignment that travels 7.3 miles, connecting Portland State University in downtown Portland, inner Southeast Portland, Milwaukie, and north Clackamas County.

I am writing this letter to highlight the exemplary performance of Donaldson Enterprises and Suzanne Donaldson. Suzanne’s innovative approach to the DBE coordination has included one-on-one meetings and hands-on support and mentoring for each of 10 DBE contractors on the project … Suzanne’s performance on this project has also received positive attention from the owner, TriMet. She has been praised for her collaborative style and drive for constant improvement of the DBE program. Her approach has not only ensure quality delivery by our DBE contractors, but also has grown the capacity of the firms that she has mentored — a key goal of TriMet. Perhaps my highest praise for Suzanne is that I would not hesitate to work with her again on future projects.

—John Willis, CH2M Hill Vice President, NW Transportation Manager



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