Columbia River Crossing http://www.kplu.org en Oregon Lawmakers Try To Resurrect Columbia River Crossing Plan http://www.kplu.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-try-resurrect-columbia-river-crossing-plan <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">Oregon lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on the latest version of a plan to fund a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The hearing even drew testimony from lawmakers on the Washington side of the river.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says if the Legislature doesn't act by mid-March, he'll pull the plug on the project for the foreseeable future.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:30:10 +0000 Chris Lehman 13609 at http://www.kplu.org Oregon Lawmakers Try To Resurrect Columbia River Crossing Plan Joint Wash.-Ore. Columbia River Crossing office to close http://www.kplu.org/post/joint-wash-ore-columbia-river-crossing-office-close <p>Gov. Jay Inslee called it “a dang shame.” Plans for a new bridge over the Columbia River are shelved, if not dead, after the state Legislature adjourned over the weekend without funding the construction phase of the project.</p><p>You might call the Columbia River Crossing “the bridge to the archives.” That’s where the blueprints will go now that the Washington Senate said “no” to a gas tax increase. That nixes $450 million for the new bridge over the mighty Columbia between Vancouver and Portland.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:16:54 +0000 Austin Jenkins 9227 at http://www.kplu.org Joint Wash.-Ore. Columbia River Crossing office to close