Next Round of Public Input on Columbia River Crossing Starts

As we’ve discussed, the staff recommendation (PDF, 1.8M) for the Environmental Impact Statement phase of the analysis of the Columbia River Crossing product is to look at two options (in addtion to the “no build” do nothing option which is required by Federal rules): Replacement Freeway Bridge with Light Rail and Replacement Freeway Bridge with Bus Rapid Transit.

The task force has scheduled two open houses for public input on this recommendation before the task force finalizes the options to be analyzed in more detail in the EIS:

January 17, 2007
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Battle Ground Police Department
507 SW 1st St.
Battle Ground, WA

Saturday, January 20, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School
4200 NW Daniels St., Vancouver

Thursday, January 25, 2007
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)
4134 N Vancouver Ave., Portland

As we did for the last major narrowing exercise, Portland Transport will offer an online discussion of the options. Stay tuned.

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