Columbia Crossing Options Narrowed

The Columbia Crossing is all over the front page of the Oregonian this morning following a four hour meeting of the Crossing Task Force last night. The task force narrowed the options under consideration.

As Jill (a task force member) reports in a comment to her earlier post, a west side bypass to a third bridge is off the table on the grounds that it would not help the issues in the I-5 corridor sufficiently.

Unfortunately, high-speed rail also appears to be off the table.

On the upside, a number of transit options are still in play (under the general heading of “high capacity transit”) and one of my favorite ideas, a parallel arterial bridge, is also still under consideration.

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