The Columbia River Crossing (CRC) was a joint freeway megaproject from 2005-2013 between Oregon and Washington, which proposed to widen and modernize U.S. Interstate 5 where it crossed the Columbia River. Central to this was a safer, more modern bridge, with greater capacity, including light rail to directly connect with the regional MAX system. It would also have replaced or modified seven freeway interchanges south of SR-500.. "Project partners" included the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, cities of Vancouver and Portland, the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, Metro, and transit agencies C-TRAN and Trimet. Other agencies were involved as part of "task forces," but the project was terminated in July 2013 by Republican opposition within the Washington State Senate.
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