At both last week’s Transportation Cabinet meeting and during a panel discussion on KBOO, I’ve heard Sam express some ideas that I find encouraging as ways to focus the Columbia River Crossing project:
- The CRC acts as a freeway, an arterial and a local street at the same time. The design should comprehend these different uses.
- The key economic benefit is increased freight capacity, but the current design delivers general-purpose capacity.
I suspect that a design that truly incorporated these two ideas would be a lot more appealing that what we’re looking at now.