June 1, 2011
Beginning of the Month CRC Update
Updated: And a little more going on... Willamette Week's Nigel Jaquiss has a cover story "A Bridge Too False" taking apart the main arguments for the Columbia River Crossing project.
Lots going on...
- The good folks at the Sightline Institute want to know where the cars are, noting that traffic growth on the I-5 bridges seems to have stalled out, even before the economic downtown.
- Economist Joe Cortright notes the large number of park-and-ride spaces specified for Light Rail in Vancouver (2,900) and estimates a cost of up to $60M just for the parking.
- And speaking of Vancouver, the folks at couv.com are holding a public forum "Bridging the Gaps" on June 4th to discuss various topics around the project including "Spending Accountability" and "Transparency".
June 1, 2011 8:24 AM
That 'sky high' video from couv.com is awesome :) I love that they've got a quadrocopter
June 1, 2011 12:59 PM
Ron Swaren Says:
BRIDGING the Gaps Between Washington & Oregon
You are cordially invited to attend this public forum on Columbia River Crossings to include experts and elected officials from both states. Citizen participation & questions are encouraged.
Topics will include GAPS in:
Transportation Priorities / New Bridges
Spending Accountability / Funding / Oversight
Citizen input / Vote / Transparency
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Time: 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: LifePoint Campus
305 N.E. 192nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98684
(Next to new Costco Corner of Northeast 192nd Avenue and Southeast First Street)
(Optional) 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Community interaction in foyer
June 1, 2011 6:42 PM
Metro has a public hearing and vote on the project next week.