Keeping you up-to-date on the latest goings on with the Columbia River Crossing:
1) The project team has issued a press release indicating they’ve shaved $100M from the cost estimated based on design refinements. The cost estimate is now $3.5B rather than $3.6B. I feel so much better…
2) Congressman Earl Blumenauer signed on to a “Green Scissors” report suggesting a number of wasteful projects that could be eliminated or curtailed, including the CRC. He left some wiggle room however, indicating that he did not necessarily agree that every project on this list was appropriately included.
3) First there was WikiLeaks, then there was OpenLeaks…. There is now… wait for it… a CRC Leaks site.