Welcome to No-
And No Light Rail too!
Oregon & Washington are reviving the old (Columbia River crossing) CRC project under
a new name: Interstate Bridge Replacement Program (IBR). Since it has the same “purpose
and need”, it appears to be following the same path to a similar multi billion mega-
According to the Oregon Supreme Court, the CRC was a thinly disguised light rail
project with a highway component. We suspect the IBR is designed to be the same.
The CRC toll to cross the river was to be about $4 each way with an option to DOUBLE
that to $8 each way. Since this project is based on the same purpose and need statement,
it is reasonable to assume the tolls will be similar -
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Highlights of the argument against light rail
Is a new bridge worth the cost?
Pretend that they build a new bridge right next to the current one. On the other side of the river the two paths merge into one.
As you approach you choose which bridge to use: The new one to save one minute for a $10 toll, or the old one for free.
That is the answer to the question “is it worth the cost?”
(If you are biker or pedestrian, the same question applies, but assume the toll is only $5. (Tolls cover the cost of construction for a particular mode, spread among all users of that mode, not how heavy you are, how big you are or how politically correct you are. Few users mean higher cost.)
You can oppose tolls at governments, groups, and transportation meetings:
—Executive Steering Group (ESG)
—Community Advisory Group (CAG)
—Equity Advisory Group (EAG)
—Executive Steering Committee (ESG)
—Community Oversight Advisory Committee (COAG)
—Historic Albina Advisory Board (HAAB)
Oregon Tolling Project
The previous failed project: www.NoBridgetolls.com
CRC Documents: Draft & Final EIS (this is the failed project)
WADOT CRC Bridge Planning Inventory (inventory & document existing data of CRC data related to a new Interstate 5 bridge)
Some Videos are linked here