The transit agency in Clark County, Washington (C-Tran) was supposed to come out with a decision regarding a light rail "extension" into downtown Vancouver via the long-planned, low-clearance "Columbia River Crossing" bridge, but they punted. Despite having been studied and planned to death already, the C-Tran board decided that they didn't have enough information, and so they directed their staff to meet with TriMess staff in Porkland to discuss terms of an agreement for operation of loot rail, as well as to develop a plan for funding operations and maintenance that doesn't involve any new taxes.
And the whackos are crawling out from behind the baseboards, as demonstrated by the letter some guy in Gresham, Oregon wrote to the loot-rail-friendly Vancouver Columbian:
The initial light-rail line into Vancouver will certainly extend over time by orders of magnitude once people recognize that this is the train to the future of people-moving and we are about to let it leave the station without us. This component of the CRC is about more than a handful or even a majority of families in Clark County that may not want it. It is about their children and future generations of children, about the whole regions families and by extension, the entire family of man.
Yes, there we have it - 19th-century technology is the "train to the future", and if a majority of families in Clark County don't want it, tough noodles: it should be built anyway, majority be damned, because "the entire family of man" depends upon it.
Whatever he's smoking, it's not legal in Oregon without a prescription. As for the CRC: a fork should have been stuck in that turkey a long time ago; at this point, it's not merely done, it's virtually mummified.