Time for a Third Bridge to Vancouver

By John A. Charles, Jr. Recently a conceptual plan for a new bridge over the Columbia River was unveiled at a public forum in Vancouver, WA. The plan, presented by Florida-based Figg Engineering, calls for a four-lane bridge east of … Continue reading

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Moving Forward from the Columbia River Crossing

By Kevin Sharp With the recent suspension of the Columbia River Crossing project, people are already asking, “What should replace it?” The answer, at least for right now, is, “Nothing.” While it is frustrating that the government spent $170 million … Continue reading

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Where’s the Secret Tax for the I-5 Bridge Proposal?

On Monday, the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 2800, the new Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement Proposal (otherwise known as the Columbia River Crossing), which now goes to Governor Kitzhaber for his signature. Despite its passage, the I-5 bridge plan is … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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