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Why is my train late?
Moving forward, post-CRC
Beware of misinformation about HSR - get the facts

• NY Times: Has America passed peak driving?
Amend state constitution to allow more transportation choice (Mar 21, 2015)
      —  Senate Joint Resolution 16 - to amend OR Constitution

$400M plan to widen I-5 through Rose QuarterAORTA responds.

AORTA presents affordable alternatives for Columbia River Crossing
Millennials in Motion: Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans and the Implications for Public Policy  (Oct. 2014)

High-Speed Passenger Rail: Where the US Has Come From and Where the World Is Going By Anthony D. Perl, PhD, and Andrew R. Goetz, PhD (Feb. 17, 2014)

Video: How Oil Trains Put the Northwest At Risk  (Feb 10, 2014)

Common Sense Alternative to the CRC on Vimeo or on YouTube. (2014)

New Common Sense Vision for Columbia Crossing

Urban Road-Building Linked to Poor Statewide Economic Performance  (Jan 20, 2014)

AORTA’s Southwest Corridor Proposal:  a true North-South transit option.  (Updated August 12, 2012)

AORTA Response to planned I-5 Expansion in Rose Quarter (July 1, 2012)

Affordable Alternative for the CRC (including maps and diagrams) (June 23, 2012)

Columbia River mega-bridge seen as boondoggle. (June 21, 2012)

AORTA calls for rail in new Transportation bill:  Testimony before US House Committee. (Feb 21, 2011)

Pacific Coast Collaborative:  High Speed Rail on the Pacific Coast.  Released for comment and discussion by the Premier of British Columbia and the Governors of Washington,Oregon, and California on November 16, 2010.

Why Broaden Oregon’s Gas Tax Distribution? (PDF)  AORTA’s proposal to fund intercity rail and bus, bicycle and pedestrian ways, along with roads, and does not introduce a new tax.  (November 15, 2010).

CRC Video:  The Columbia River Crossing: A Boatload of Questions  An exploration of just how much money we’re being asked to pour into the CRC and what some of the alternatives might be.  (October 19, 2010)

Salem Mayor pushes higher-speed rail:  Oregonian Column

AORTA Draft Comments on Cascades train route (UP or OE?)

GAO Report on High Speed Rail  (June 22, 2010)

National Rail Plan (Federal Railroad Administration)

OneRail coalition’s comments on the National Rail Plan  (May 5, 2010)

AORTA Calls for Portland to Vancouver, WA Projects  (posted July 13, 2010)

A new look at the Columbia River Crossing:  The Smart Alternative  (July 16, 2010)
CRC Smart-Alternative Aerial View

AORTA Director Jim Howell’s Comments on OR High Speed Rail Plan with Suggested Incremental Improvements (posted August 5, 2010)