Earl: CRC is a Metaphor

Speaking tonight at the Portland Spaces/City Club “Bright Lights” event, Earl Blumenauer said the the Columbia River Crossing was a metaphor for the lack of consensus for a transportation vision in our region, comparing it to “the desire for an eight-lane freeway from I-205 to Highway 26 that would turn I-205 into a parking lot and screw up the planning for the new City of Damascus”. Blumenauer was also critical of the lack of identification of local matching funds for the CRC.

Meanwhile, Governor Kulongoski has released his transportation budget (coverage in the Trib and DJC) and it does not appear to contain CRC funding beyond continued planning.

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