The Oregonian reports - The CRC is "Dead"

March 7, 2014

Jeff Manning authored an article in The Oregonian today titled: "Columbia River Crossing: ODOT to pull the plug, bridge project is dead."

According to Manning, the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin to dismantle the project shortly. Over $190 million was spent planning, forecasting, and designing the bridge that included a light rail line that would have cost $1 billion and carried (with generous projections) nine percent of traffic across the $3.5 billion bridge project.

The Oregon legislature adjourned without taking any action on the project. Washington legislators chose not to fund the $450 million Washington state portion last year.

Despite Washington's actions, Oregon continued to pursue the project even though voters in Vancouver rejected multiple ballot measures to authorize funding for the light rail line.