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CRC Update: Project Sponsors Council meets November 12th

Posted by on November 5th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

For those of you following the CRC project, an important meeting of the all-powerful Project Sponsors Council is coming up on November 12th. Press release is below…

Project Sponsors Council meets November 12

VANCOUVER – The Columbia River Crossing Project Sponsors Council will hear an update about the Bridge Type Expert Review Panel at its next meeting Friday, Nov. 12.

Tom Warne, chair of the Expert Review Panel, will describe the panel’s work to date and expected next steps. In addition, the Project Sponsors Council will discuss a new work plan proposed by the Integrated Project Sponsors Council Staff (IPS), which includes sub-groups that will focus on project phasing, management and governance. Additional work topics are expected to include project advisory groups, schedule, mitigation, updated cost estimates and other topics.

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Region 1 office of the Oregon Department of Transportation, 123 NW Flanders Street in Portland. It is open to the public. Meeting materials will be posted online as they are available at http://www.columbiarivercrossing.org/ProjectPartners/PSCMeetingMaterials.aspx.

The Project Sponsors Council is composed of representatives from the Washington and Oregon departments of transportation, cities of Portland and Vancouver, Metro, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, TriMet, and C-TRAN, as well as two citizens who serve as co-chairs for the group. The governors of Oregon and Washington charged the Project Sponsors Council with advising the project on completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, project design, project timeline, sustainable construction methods, consistency with greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and the financial plan.

Written comments may be submitted on the CRC project at any time at feedback@columbiarivercrossing.org. More information is available on the CRC project Web site: www.columbiarivercrossing.org.

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