The TCC office is slowly returning to normal now that light rail opening is over. Thank you to all of the all star volunteers who helped make opening day a success. We signed up almost 1000 new members! Check out a the Light Rail website on Whrrl where there are a bunch of pictures from the weekend. http://pages.whrrl.com/lightrail/
I am en route for to Portland to attend a meeting with members of the California, Washington, and Oregon transportation commission.
The agenda for the meeting on the Washington Transportation Commission's web pagehere.
It is a packed full agenda, here are the highlight:
-Columbia River Crossing
-Tolling in Washington
I would highlight which of these topics I will be watching closest, but that would be contrived since all of these issues are critically important for TCC and the future of transportation in the Pacific Northwest.
I'll post a summary of the meeting here on the blog and report on any new insight into where ODOT and WSDOT are headed in terms of these looming policy decisions. I am not sure if I will have internet at the ODOT building so feel free to follow mini-updates on TCC's Twitter Account.
I am off...to wait for my Amtrak Cascade train which is over an hour late due to mechanical problems, the path towards high speed rail is incremental...