I want to commend Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, for her position on the Columbia River Crossing. I, like her, also want to have a countywide vote on the CRC as soon as possible.
I especially want to vote on the issue of light rail being included in the new bridge crossing. For the cost of light rail we could purchase dozens of C-Tran or TriMet buses and they could run more often than the trains and take people closer to their job sites than light rail could.
So hats off to Herrera Beutler for sticking to her position on the CRC and light rail. Wake up Vancouver and demand a countywide vote on the CRC before we end up with the light rail boondoggle.
David A. Johnson