A few tidbits:
- The US Coast Guard will hold a public meeting in Vancouver on the subject of the Columbia River Crossing, specifically whether the CRC should be granted a bridge permit by the Coast Guard, a necessary precondition for construction to start.
- Metro is engaging in public outreach on the under-development Active Transportation Plan, and is inviting the public to participate in an online open house, which will be available until June 14.
- Metro is also engaging in public outreach on the subject of its public outreach.
- A City Club report on bicycle transportation has caused some raised eyebrows, particularly over a recommendation that a tax on the sale of bicycles might be levied to help fund bike infrastructure, safety, and research.
- In Hillsboro, a bizarre saga about a police officer who was reassigned away from TriMet’s transit police (which is staffed by local police officers who are assigned to the TriMet detail) after pouring maple syrup on a bench at Willow Creek TC, to “fight crime”. (Apparently he used real maple syrup and not cheap imitation pancake syrup–nothing but the best for TriMet’s customers)
- The Portland Tribune interviews TriMet board president Bruce Warner.
- Tunneling bids for the North Link light rail project in Seattle are coming in lower than expected; and certainly lower than recent estimates for a tunnel under OHSU as part of the SW Corridor…
- Joseph Rose with a few complaints about Car2Go.