TriMet is filing paperwork for its share of the Columbia River Crossing, even though the project has stalled at a state level.
Although Oregon’s commitment has now expired, project supporters are pushing Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislators to renew the funding for a scaled-back project built by the Oregon Department of Transportation. It would include a replacement Interstate 5 bridge between the two states with a light-rail line. All proposed freeway interchange work would be completed in Oregon, but not in Washington, reducing the overall cost of the project from $3.5 billion to $2.75 billion.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.