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Apr 28, 2013 at 6:33 PM PDT
The $8.8 billion proposal, includes continued funding for the Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel project, a replacement bridge for State Route 520 over Lake Washington and high-occupancy lanes on Interstate 5 in Tacoma.
Apr 26, 2013 at 5:59 PM PDT
Washington state lawmakers have reached an apparent deal on an $8.8 billion transportation budget that would allocate money for roadway maintenance and continue paying for existing big-ticket projects like the floating bridge across Lake Washington...
Apr 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM PDT
Two projects with the potential to spark new commercial development opportunities received nods in President Barack Obama's budget released earlier this week.
Apr 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM PDT
Two key members of the Washington state Senate on Friday threw cold water on the prospects for putting up the money that Gov. Jay Inslee says is necessary to keep the estimated $3.1 billion project on track
Apr 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM PDT
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told Washington state lawmakers Wednesday that they must commit hundreds of millions of dollars toward the estimated $3.1 billion Columbia River Crossing project this year or risk losing up to $1.2 billion in federal support.
Apr 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM PDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told Washington state lawmakers Wednesday that they must commit hundreds of millions of dollars toward the estimated $3.1 billion Columbia River Crossing project this year or...
Mar 12, 2013 at 6:56 PM PDT
Thanks to the passage of anti-tax Initiative 1185 in November, Washington state lawmakers must approve any road or bridge toll hike — a task it had previously delegated to the state's Transportation Commission.
Mar 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM PDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate on Monday approved $450 million in bonds to help pay for two new side-by-side Interstate 5 bridges over the Columbia River following nearly two decades of discussions in Oregon and Washington over replacing...
Nov 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM PDT
Hales said he’ll begin to sit in on city budget meetings starting Tuesday so he can get up to speed on the budget process and decide which issues he’ll tackle first.
Nov 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland’s Mayor-elect Charlie Hales said he’s ready to hit the ground running when he takes office next year.

Hales said he’ll begin to sit in on city budget meetings starting Tuesday so he can get up to speed on the...
Nov 6, 2012 at 12:07 AM PDT
The three planned parking garages are meant to encourage use of a new light rail system through downtown and across the new bridge. But the backlash could come if people park in those spaces even if they don't take transit.
Nov 6, 2012 at 12:07 AM PDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A new hiccup is emerging from the Columbia River Crossing project over plans to add a few parking garages that would be free to park in.

The three planned parking garages are meant to encourage use of a new light...
Oct 24, 2012 at 6:37 PM PDT
One of the reasons they got in trouble was for standing along the freeway onramp. Earlier this week the protesters were along the north and south ends of the Interstate Bridge, but the signs they were using were also a problem.
Aug 18, 2012 at 7:09 PM PDT

SALEM, Ore. -– President Barack Obama announced Saturday the Columbia River Crossing project as one of the transportation projects to be expedited through his 'We Can’t Wait' initiative.

This designation recognizes the national...
Aug 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM PDT
The Interstate 5 bridge structures between Oregon and Washington were built in 1917 and 1958 and do not meet current safety or geometric standards. Their wooden pilings are set in liquefiable soil and are at risk in the event of an earthquake.