Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Latest Email From Columbia Crossing Project

- Vancouver transit workshops to be held Jan. 10 and Jan. 14

- Project Sponsors Council meets Jan. 9

- CRC forms transit working groups

- Information presented at Dec. 2-3 open houses now online

Vancouver Transit Workshops to be held Jan. 10 and Jan. 14

The CRC project will host two transit workshops in Vancouver on Jan. 10 and Jan. 14.

A walking tour and hands-on workshops will be held for community members interested in downtown Vancouver transit issues. You are invited to come to any of these events to learn about and comment on light rail alignment, station and park and ride locations.

Saturday, January 10th

9 a.m. – Noon: Walking tour

Noon - 3 p.m.: Workshop

Hudson’s Bay High School

(Meet near main parking entrance for walking tour; enter through main doors for workshop)

1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver , WA 98663

Wednesday, January 14th

6 – 9 p.m.

Discovery Middle School (Enter through main doors)

800 E. 40th Street, Vancouver , WA 98663

Project Sponsors Council meets Jan. 9

The CRC Project Sponsors Council (PSC) will meet on Friday, Jan. 9, to hear results of an independent review of the project’s greenhouse gas analysis and continue discussions on the number of highway lanes in the project area. The January agenda also includes a discussion of land use effects. No recommendations are expected to be made at this meeting.

This meeting is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Southwest Region office of the Washington State Department of Transportation. Visit the project calendar for more information.

The PSC was appointed by Governor Chris Gregoire and Governor Ted Kulongoski to advise the Oregon and Washington departments of transportation on CRC project development.

CRC forms transit working groups

A new committee met for the first time January 6 to advise the CRC project on light rail alignment, station locations, and station and park and ride planning in Vancouver . The Vancouver transit working group is composed of more than 20 community residents, neighborhood and business leaders. Visit the group’s Web page for more information.

A similar group will be formed in Portland to advise the project on the light rail station design and location on Hayden Island .

Information presented at Dec. 2-3 open houses now online

On December 2-3, CRC held two open houses to provide updates on the project's progress since the adoption of a Locally Preferred Alternative in July. A total of 181 people attended the events to learn about plans for light rail on Hayden Island and in Vancouver , a replacement I-5 bridge, and fixing six highway interchanges between SR 500 and Columbia Blvd.

Information presented is now available on the CRC web site.

A report summarizing the comments received on the issues presented at the open houses will be provided to the Project Sponsors Council for its January 9 meeting.

Columbia River Crossing contact information


Mail: 700 Washington St, Suite 300

Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone: 360-737-2726 or 503-256-2726

Fax: 360-737-0294

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