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Untrue Things CRC supporters Have Told Us

October 6, 2011

Lie  #1:  Light Rail is Required by the Federal Government.
Debunked by Steve Stewart & a CRC email. See: http://www.nobridgetolls.com/refrences.html#LightRail

Lie  #2:  This is the worst freight bottleneck in the nation.
Inrix ranked the Interstate Bridge 214th in the nation for congestion. See: http://wweek.com/portland/article-17566-a_bridge_too_false.html

Lie  #3: It will create 20,000 jobs.
CRC shows “average annual regional jobs” at 1,907, not 20,000. Ibid

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. Ibid

Lie  #5: High crash rate.
Marquam and Fremont bridges have higher crash rates. Ibid

Lie #6: Trimet brings in projects on time & on budget.
Trimet’s Eastside line was late and over budget. See: http://www.portlandfacts.com/transit/eastontimeonbudget.htm
Trimet’s Westside line was late and over budget. See: http://www.portlandfacts.com/transit/westontimeonbudget.htm

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JK

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