Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

Press Release

March 20, 1998

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Vancouver, Washington -- An open house about transportation options to improve bi-state travel across the Columbia River between Vancouver and Portland will be held on Thursday, March 26 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Marketplace, 210 West Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington.

The open house will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss the following bi-state transportation alternatives:

Carpool Lanes
The High Occupancy Vehicle Study will define policies and objectives, evaluate the needs and benefits, and identify the location of possible facilities for high occupancy vehicle lanes in Clark County.
Commuter Rail Train Service
The Commuter Rail Feasibility Study will examine the critical issues in the implementation of and the feasibility of commuter rail service between Vancouver and Portland.
I-5 Corridor Improvements
The I-5 Reconnaissance Study is examining the impacts of various transportation improvements in the I-5 corridor and the trade-offs of future potential I-5 bridge configurations.
Light Rail Transit
The South North Corridor Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been published. It identifies the significant environmental impacts of potential light rail transit alternatives between Clackamas Town Center, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.

The event is sponsored by the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council in cooperation with the City of Vancouver, Clark County, C-TRAN, the Washington State Department of Transportation, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Metro.


For general inquiries

Dean Lookingbill or Bob Hart
Regional Transportation Council
1351 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661
Tel: 360-737-6067

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