Lawmakers: Drop light rail from $3.5B CRC bridge plan's design

11/11/2012 | Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.), The

Several Republican lawmakers in Washington state have called for the removal of a proposed light-rail line of the $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing after voters rejected a sales tax increase that would have funded it. The group has suggested a redesign that would focus on other forms of transit. However, getting rid of the rail line could mean the project would lose $160 million in funding since many of its milestones are tied to light rail.

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