But when the State Treasurer says the same thing about the Columbia River Crossing, you really do have to wonder.
Two separate assessments independently
recommend that the CRC lower its baseline traffic and toll revenue forecastsThe Salem Rivercrossing project team uses the same modeling structure as the Columbia Rivercrossing team. Oregonians are driving less, whether across the Willamette or across the Columbia, but projections aren't taking this into account.
(Graph: Impresa Consulting)
Do we really need a giant highway cutting neighborhoods in half? Surely this is not the right bridge for the 21st century. Better utilizing existing capacity along with a right-sized approach to local connections across the river can meet area needs.