Tolling on the CRC Agenda

Tolls and financing are on the agenda when the Columbia River Crossing Sponsors Council meets on Friday:

VANCOUVER – The Columbia River Crossing Project Sponsors Council will discuss project financing and tolling, and the number of structures for the replacement I-5 bridge when it meets Friday, June 5.

The agenda includes an update on project funding, public outreach efforts for a tolling study, considerations for a two-structure I-5 bridge, and a recommendation for the individuals to serve on a committee developing performance measures for the Columbia River Crossing project.

The public meeting will be held 10 a.m. to noon at the Region 1 Headquarters of the Oregon Department of Transportation, 123 NW Flanders Street in Portland. Meeting materials are available at: www.columbiarivercrossing.org/ProjectPartners/ProjectSponsorsCouncil.aspx .

The governors of Oregon and Washington charged the Project Sponsors Council with advising the project on completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, project design, project timeline, sustainable construction methods, consistency with greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and the financial plan. The council is composed of representatives from the Washington and Oregon departments of transportation, cities of Portland and Vancouver, Metro, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, TriMet, and C-TRAN, as well as two citizens who serve as co-chairs for the group.

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