Untrue Things CRC supporters Have Told Us
Lie #1: Light Rail is Required by the Federal Government.
Debunked by Steve Stewart & a CRC email.
Lie #2: This is the worst freight bottleneck in the nation.
Inrix ranked the Interstate Bridge 214th in the nation for congestion.
Lie #3: It will create 20,000 jobs.
CRC shows “average annual regional jobs” at 1,907, not 20,000
Lie #4: The bridges will collapse in an earthquake.
Two dozen I-5 bridges in Oregon are in worse shape than the Interstate Bridge, including
the Marquam Bridge over the Willamette River.
Lie #5: High crash rate.
Marquam and Fremont bridges have higher crash rates
Lie #6: Trimet brings in projects on time & on budget.
Trimet’s Eastside line was late and over budget
Trimet’s Westside line was late and over budget
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