July 13, 2011
Updated: Oregonian Sniffs CRC Money Trail
Updated: July 13
Steve Duin follows up with some choice perspectives.
Original Post: July 11
$130M so far. The spindoctoring is the most upsetting.
July 11, 2011 12:21 AM
Douglas K. Says:
We could have almost built a two-lane arterial freight bridge for that.
July 11, 2011 11:18 AM
and we ARE building a two-track/lane plus two 14' wide multi-use path bridge for that cost over the Willamette.
the cost of the CRC interchanges are mindboggling... highway engineers let run amok with their eisenhower-era traffic manuals.
July 11, 2011 11:39 AM
I'm not sure it's a good thing to spend 130 million to come to the conclusion that the existing proposals are not viable.
That's 130 million dollars, after all. While better than spending billions on a new bridge, we've got to be careful on where dollars go.
The CRC represents public process run amok.
July 11, 2011 1:50 PM
Millions spent not on engineering or estimating, but on "public outreach," reaching out to the public to persuade us that this sow's ear is a silk purse.
July 11, 2011 4:43 PM
Jim Lee Says:
Welfare for the construction industry, just as at Sellwood.
July 14, 2011 1:16 AM
AL M Says:
Do you expect anything efficient from our beloved government?
Our government is a complete disgrace, many people compare this thrashing to the final stages of the Roman empire, when the elites of Rome spent wildly on the craziest of things completely oblivious to the reality of the world around them.
Stay tuned folks, we could be experiencing some very interesting and shocking times, full speed ahead.
“Ours is a system of corporate socialism, where companies capitalize their profits and socialize their losses...in effect, they tax you for their accidents, bungling, boondoggles, and mismanagement, just like a government. We should be able to dis-elect them.”
Ralph Nader quotes (American Activist and Lawyer, b.1934)