A few months ago, we mentioned that that Washington and Oregon state have been considering adding Light Rail over the Columbia River as part of a project to replace the I-5 bridge.

Today the Columbia River Crossing Committee voted to recommend a replacement bridge that includes light rail between Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR.

From the article:

VANCOUVER — Representatives of Oregon and Washington voted Tuesday night to recommend replacing the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River with a new bridge and a light-rail extension to Vancouver, marking a milestone in dealing with a West Coast traffic bottleneck.

Those of you who are interested can find more information about the proposed alignments here.

4 Replies to “Light Rail over Columbia River moves forward”

  1. I look forward to the day that I can get off Cascades in Vancouver, WA and hop on MAX into town. I buy a MAX all day pass when I’m there anyway, why not save a few bucks and not wait for the bridge (if it’s open) at the same time!

      1. I would too – unless that columbia river bridge were open.

        Note that the MAX will actually go to Union Station after the transit mall project opens next year! :D

      2. Too bad that area is filled with crack dealers, pimps and street walkers.

        … or so the Trib says. Would Pamplin lie about this? Is he so selfish that he’d trump up fear so MAX couldn’t expand? He’s a totally selfless guy. Class act, that man.

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