Letter: Commute by barge

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A bridge too low, a bridge too high. Rail wheels cannot be subjected to radical elevation changes. The Columbia River is a natural economic path for this region. It should never have an unnecessary artificial barricade.

If Portland Metro light rail is so terribly important to Clark County, why can it not traverse water riding a modern, quick, auto-connect/release self-propelled barge? Barge landings could be portable. Built for easy placement, flexible and cheap to move when economic conditions require a different location. So what if it adds 10 minutes to commute time?

Jerry A. Lund

Vancouver