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Light rail motive for I-5 bridge, Oregon supreme court says

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High Five
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Court opinion says massive freeway crossing was designed to win over Clark County voters opposed to MAX light rail line.

Chief Justice Paul De Muniz wrote in the Feb. 16 opinion that most of the project—namely the 10-lane freeway bridge and new interchanges—was put forward to get Clark County to agree to the light-rail line.

De Muniz cited statements that Metro made in the land-use process and Metro’s lawyer repeated before his court.

Read more at Willamette Week.

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