McKenna supports tolls on CRC, undecided on other specifics
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna seemed undecided about the current Columbia River Crossing plan and light rail during a meeting last week with The Columbian's editorial board, though the candidate did say tolls on a new bridge will need to happen.
"If the bridge is unsafe, then, like the (Alaska Way) viaduct, it needs to be replaced," McKenna said last week when asked about replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. "If it's not unsafe, then tearing it down and spending three and a half billion dollars -- it doesn't sound like something you want to do right away."
He continued: "What I want to do is sit down and look and say, 'What's the case for doing this? We've got limited dollars. Do we need to spend this money now?' And my second question is, 'How do we pay for it?'"
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Sept. 17, 2012
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