No Tolls on The Bridge!
2016 update: Revival of the CRC (and Tolls?) began with Trimet
TriMet refuses to terminate the light rail agreement with C-
“For its part, TriMet views the agreement as valuable and important to retain
in the event that those milestones are achieved and a viable project emerges from
TriMet chief: Reconsider I-
8 things that wrecked the new I-
Identity Clark County ready to tackle challenges
“ICC is “working quietly” with parties on both sides of the river, building on what the CRC already completed.
“It’s the elephant in the room – the I-
Jan 5, 2016 RTC MEMORANDUM
TThe functionally obsolete bridges over the Columbia River constrict commerce flow and related corridor highway deficiencies compromise safety, freight mobility and economic development. Progress is needed towards addressing these known deficiencies.
Clark County Council repeals policies against Light Rail; for a toll free I5 bridge; more toll free bridges:
The following listed resolutions adopted by the Clark County Council on December 22, 2015 are 14 hereby repealed and rescinded:
1. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-
2. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-
3. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-
4. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-
Resurrecting the Columbia River Crossing
Inslee: “We have to have an Interstate 5 corridor that is not built on wooden piers
and signed by the Woodrow Wilson administration, that is imperative. We have to fix
that corridor,” Inslee told The Columbian’s editorial board. http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/jan/13/gov-
Jerry Oliver: First, about light rail. Its benefits and drawbacks are well-
If the main goal is to move people — and that’s what we need to do to break our river crossing bottleneck — bus rapid transit service might be a better option.
Will Columbia River Crossing rise again? http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-
Light Rail to Vancouver Rides Again http://www.wweek.com/2016/02/24/light-
TriMet bonding bill raises specter of Columbia River Crossing http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2016/03/trimet_bonding_bill_raises_spe.html
Feb 2016: TriMet trying to get legislation to allow building outside
of its current service area (ie: Light Rail to Vancouver).
An official analysis of Oregon SB 1510, from Oregon’s legislative counsel, confirms
that TriMet could merely resume some trivial service to Clark Co. to be legally allowed
to finance and build C-
2. Does SB 1510-
It follows from our answer to Question 2 that if the CRC had
been built and SB 1510-
infrastructure in Clark County using moneys from an expanded set of sources. (highlight added)
The money would come from a new income tax on all workers in Trimet’s district. SB 1521 will provide TriMet a massive new revenue stream capable of funding the CRC, PowellDivision BRT & SW Corridor Light Rail.