Sen. Doug Whitsett: Concerns with the CRC

by Sen. Doug Whitsett There is little doubt that something needs to be done to improve traffic flow on Interstate 5 across the Columbia River. The current levels of traffic congestion, delays and the number of vehicle crashes are unacceptable. The … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, OR 77th Legislative Session, Public Transportation, Transportation | 8 Comments

CRC: Sacrifices real solution for sake of light rail

Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) To expand light rail that most don’t want, CRC won’t solve real problem and will incur future debt and give us a toll bridge This week the Oregon House passed HB 2800, which is the bonding bill … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:38 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 23 Comments

Brent Barton goes missing on critical CRC vote

Oregon City, OR – Clackamas County Republicans yesterday raised questions about the absence of Rep. Brent Barton (D-Oregon City) on a key vote to authorize the $3 Billion Columbia River Crossing project.  Considering the project’s significance to ClackamasCounty, Republicans say … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:19 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 9 Comments

CRC Radio Ad Blast: Dem Jefferson Smith & GOP Katie Eyre

Columbia River Crossing (CRC) Radio Ad Blast: Dem Jefferson Smith & GOP Katie  Eyre A radio ad campaign has started against the Columbia River Crossing Bridge.  Amazingly it features former Democrat State Representative Jefferson Smith and former Republican State Representative … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:14 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing | 33 Comments

Columbia River Crossing Facts Forum

Cascade Policy Institute’s President and CEO, John Charles, will join two other experts to discuss the Columbia River Crossing project. Join other Portland and SW Washington business/property owners, elected officials and community leaders in a fact based forum to be … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Oregonian flies cover for Oregon Dems

by NW Spotlight It’s amazing how even though Oregon is completely controlled by Democrats, the Oregonian provides cover for the Democrats in their coverage by giving the misleading impression that Republicans are a massive force – especially when it’s something … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, OR 77th Legislative Session | 27 Comments

Portland: politically correct trumps job creation

Do you ever read Steve Duin in the Oregonian? I do, regularly. I doubt that there are a handful of political things upon which Mr. Duin and I might agree, but he is an articulate spokesman for the left. Even … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Environment, Jobs, Land Use Laws, Mayor Sam Adams, Portland Politics | 2 Comments

10 Concerns with the Columbia River Crossing Plan

by Bob Clark The Oregon legislature is on deck to approve or disapprove its share of funding for the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) Project.  The CRC plan is crafted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:34 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing | 7 Comments

Important transportation/CRC forum in Vancouver on Saturday

Clark County’s Online News Network Bridging the Gaps 2, a citizen forum on transportation issues, info and solutions Attend a Free Citizen Education Forum on Urban Transportation and the CRC Light Rail Project Bridging the Gaps 2 is an extraordinary … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:39 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Transportation | 4 Comments

What are voters in Clackamas and Clark Counties NOT being told

…about urban transportation and the Columbia River Crossing light rail project? What does Portland have planned for Vancouver, Lake Oswego and Clackamas County? Why are residents, commuters, taxpayers and voters not being told? And why are voters not being asked … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Initiative & Referendum, Local Taxes, Metro, Oregon Government, Portland Politics, Public Transportation, Transportation, TriMet | Tagged , , , | 911 Comments

On CRC, Metro is willing to listen … to themselves

by Eric Shierman Last week, on September 8th the Metro Council held a regular meeting, but this particular gathering was more monumental than the usually mundane affair. They approved Resolution 11-4288 “For the purpose of authorizing the Council President to sign … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Metro | 20 Comments

Allowing the CRC to audit itself won’t cut it

“Would we have allowed Enron to audit itself?” ~ Josephine Wentzel (candidate for Vancouver City Council)  “Why would we allow the same people who wasted all this money to audit themselves?” ~ Corey Barnes (candidate for Vancouver City Council) by … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:14 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing | 4 Comments

On the CRC Mega-Project: Differing Visions, Shared Sense

By John Charles and Bob Stacey John Charles is President and CEO of Cascade Policy Institute. Bob Stacey is the former Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon. The two of us may be strange bedfellows. Over the past twenty … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Economy, OR 76th Legislative Session, Oregon Government | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments

Third bridge over the Columbia is better alternative than CRC

by Ron Swaren The proponents of the Columbia River Crossing have put blinders on and have force fed us their narrow vision, using $130 million of our own money. Besides providing some secure career opportunities to a clique of planners, engineers and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing | 996 Comments

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