TriMet works on funding plan for CRC

TriMet works on funding plan for CRC

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.