We’ve featured the critical insights of Joe Cortright here extensively. Now local economist Eric Hovee weighs in with comments submitted to the Columbia River Crossing project record. Some of his points (my paraphrasing) include:
- Look at the whole I-5 Corridor from Woodland to Wilsonville, and examine the impacts on connecting corridors as well.
- Evaluate added crossings, not just replacement crossings.
- Carefully coordinate the transit investments to impact land use.
- Examine the impacts of rising fuel prices.
Read Hovee’s full remarks (PDF, 76K).