SEATTLE — The state of Washington could pay as much as $475,000 for an outside study of three Transportation Department megaprojects — the Highway 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington, the Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle, and an Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.
List of 93 questions will begin the discussion of bridge, light-rail funding
The C-Tran Board of Directors will meet face-to-face Tuesday with Columbia River Crossing officials as the transit agency approaches a major decision point on its role in the controversial megaproject.
Lawmakers open special session Monday
As legislators face a decision on whether to commit $450 million this year toward the Columbia River Crossing project, lobbying and advertising efforts have increased ahead of a special legislative session that begins today.
He says project has been inspected enough, another review would waste tax money
The Columbia River Crossing project does not need another investigation, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wrote recently in a letter to conservative leadership in the state Senate.
The U.S. Coast Guard is still months away from making a decision that could make or break the Columbia River Crossing. But the Coast Guard on Tuesday formally kicked off the comment period inviting the public to speak directly to the agency that essentially holds veto power over the project.
Petition for a ballot initiative is rejected as legally flawed
The Vancouver City Council declined Monday to place an anti-light rail initiative on the November ballot.
Striping work on southbound Interstate 5 will temporarily close two lanes near Northeast 179th Street starting Saturday night, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Figure related to future operating cost of light-rail submitted to agency
The Columbia River Crossing says an error of more than $3 million was the reason project officials gave the Federal Transit Administration an inaccurate operating cost estimate for at least two years.
Plan includes conditional planning dollars for CRC
The Washington Legislature this afternoon approved a compromise transportation budget, which includes $81.7 million for the Columbia River Crossing project, as well places some conditions on the CRC.
OLYMPIA -- The transportation revenue package that would provide Washington's $450 million share of the Columbia River Crossing project will be not be addressed until after the normal legislative session has passed, according to House Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver.