What’s the plan again?

You don't need to tell the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council that local traffic congestion is bad and getting worse. The agency is in the middle of a Congestion Management Process […]

Would you like some McCarthyism with your resolution?

This “In God We Trust” issue is my Groundhog Day. The Clark County council will revisit Councilor Tom Mielke’s proposal to post the national motto on Tuesday. I've written about this […]

Searching for a CRC successor

Let's face it: The words "Columbia River Crossing" carry a certain stigma these days. Mere mention of the project that came to be known as the CRC immediately stokes a range […]

‘Sieg Heil’ man returns

Regular readers of APIL may recall that a C-Tran Board meeting earlier this month took an uncomfortable turn when a man launched into an impassioned denouncement of an impressive array […]

Commissioner’s Facebook post makes you go hmm

Commissioner David Madore is living by Mark Twain's old adage that one shouldn't let the truth get in the way of a good story. In a Facebook post Monday, Madore […]

Columbia River Crossing, Jr.

I figure I haven't written my last story about the Columbia River Crossing. But I didn't see this one coming. This week's Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council meeting included a look […]

Columbia River Crossing: 2005-2014

After the Columbia River Crossing died -- the first time, in 2013 -- we wondered what an obituary for the controversial megaproject might look like. Turns out, that may have been […]

Stuart explains his C-Tran vote

In a 5-4 decision, anyone in the majority could be considered the deciding vote. But after the C-Tran board last week approved a plan to operate and finance light rail […]

NYT article on CRC touches nerves in DC

Earlier this month, my husband and I were part of a 12-member relay team that finished Ragnar Northwest Passage, a 196-mile trek from Blaine to Whidbey Island. We were in […]

No more CRC? No problem

There's been a familiar formula for public comment at C-Tran board meetings in recent years. It usually goes something like this: Columbia River Crossing. Light rail. Vote of the people. Rinse. […]

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