With the Washington State Senate voting no in a big way, the $3.6 Billion dollar Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project is evaporating before everyone’s eyes. $170 million in planning money down the river, so to speak.
The big stickling point for the Senate, Light Rail, which is spreading like wildfire all over the world, is scorned if not demonized in the Washington legislature.
So. What to do next.
An alternative method of upgrading the crossing of the Columbia has surfaced that may now finally get some traction. If only to be evaluated. Its designers say it meets all the criteria of the CRC, can be built in stages and costs half as much as the now defunct CRC.
Here’s their video.