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Ports push for I-5 bridge

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Portland and Vancouver ports are teaming up with an influential labor organization to support the continued progress of the Columbia River Crossing.

The ports want the project to move forward without delay and say they support the efforts of the Oregon and Washington governors to finish planning the project.

"The Columbia River Crossing is bar none, the most important project in our region for freight and goods movement," said Port of Vancouver Executive Director Larry Paulson. "In Clark County alone, over 66,000 people work in freight generating industries that rely explicitly on the I-5 crossing to move goods, services and freight to market – this project must move forward."

The ports' statement today comes as Portland-area officials spar with governors of both states over how far to go in rethinking the Columbia River Crossing. Portland Mayor Sam Adams this morning reiterated his view that the states should allow more local input and independent review, and that such scrutiny won't jeopardize federal funding.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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