Limbo Dance

CRC officials have spent millions to overcome a bridge design that’s too low. They still don’t have it right.


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When Oregon lawmakers recently agreed to hand over $450 million for the Columbia River Crossing, they put a condition on the money: Settle questions about how high the bridge needs to be. CRC    More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Patricia McCaig, Gov. Kitzhaber's CRC Adviser, Faces Ethics Complaint

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Patricia McCaig, Gov. John Kitzhaber's top adivser on the Columbia River Crossing is facing an ethics complaint for her work to push the project through the Oregon Legislature.However, just who filed the complaint and what it says will remain confidential until the Oregon Government Ethics Commission completes a preliminary review, the agency's director says.McCaig was the subject of WW's Feb. 27 cover ...   More
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Bridge End

Oregon backers of the CRC think they’ve won the day. They haven’t met Ann Rivers.


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Ann Rivers sips her skinny vanilla latte in a Ridgefield, Wash., coffee shop on a bright Sunday morning, smiling at the new role she has found herself playing in Northwest politics: the bridge kil   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Woman Behind the Bridge

The force behind Oregon’s massive freeway project works for the governor—and a private company that wants it built.


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On Feb. 11, Gov. John Kitzhaber strode into a legislative hearing and made his strongest pitch yet for the massive highway project called the Columbia River Crossing.   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Have You Seen The Big Bridge?

A picture's worth a thousand words. So why are there so little of the CRC?

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The Oregon House voted Monday to pony up $450 million in bonds for a bill to help fund the Columbia River Crossing. The Senate is expect to vote on the bill next week. So as the $3.4 billion mega-project hurtles towards receiving the green light, what is the final product going to look like? We’re not totally sure. As BikePortand pointed out in a blog post this morning, visual renderings ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

UPDATED: Washington Democrats Include CRC Money In Transportation Bill

Republicans lobby Oregon Counterparts For No Vote On CRC

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UPDATE 2:20 pm: While Southwest Washington Republicans lobby against the Columbia River Crossing, Democrats unveiled a new $9.8 billion transportation bill unveiled today that contains $450 million for the CRC, The Columbian reports.The package includes a 10 cent gas tax increase, a new annual car tab fee based on 0.7 percent of a vehicle's value, and more than $3 billion in new bonds to raise the ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Lynn Peterson to Become Washington's New Transportation Secretary

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UPDATE: Gov. Inslee's office confirmed at 1 pm that Peterson will be the next WSDOT secretary.“We need an innovative approach to fixing a transportation network that is outdated and hampering our economic growth,” Inslee says in a statement. “Lynn has the experience, creativity and leadership skills to help Washington build a transportation system for the 21st century. And we’ll do that in ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Washington Transportation Co-Chair: CRC Needs New Direction

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The open rebellion against the Columbia River Crossing project in Washington continues.Even as Oregon legislators have put $450 million for the project on the fast track, Washington Senate Transportation Committee Co-Chair Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), is calling for a major overhaul of the $3.5 billion project—including chucking light rail.In a Jan. 31 letter to Gov. Jay Inslee obtained by WW, King, ...   More
 
Friday, February 15, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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