Time to rethink the Columbia River Crossing
Professional Engineer Gerald Fox provides an informed perspective on the project:
Time to rethink the Columbia River Crossing by Gerald D. Fox, P.E. (pdf 76 KB)
"...there is an urgent need for a truly independent review of the project, and a genuine effort to find alternative(s) more in line with federal, state and local environmental goals. Such a project would need to enhance cross-river transportation capacity, but seek to do so in an environmentally responsible manner, and at less cost. There is a good likelihood that if this is not done now, events will eventually force it on the project at a future, and even less convenient time."
Gerald Fox is a retired transportation engineer. He came to Portland to work on the Mount Hood Freeway, and stayed on to help develop the LRT system. He was TriMet’s Project Manager for the 1990’s study for the South/North LRT project, which included a Columbia River Crossing.