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Accountability Dashboard

Listening, learning, and reporting back to our community. 

 

Accountability Dashboard  April - June 2022

The IBR Accountability Dashboard is a transparency tool designed to share community engagement activities, program metrics, and responses to questions we are hearing. The dashboard is updated on a quarterly basis and now reflects work completed from April through June 2022.

Listening

Public Meetings Held

14

April - June 2022

Website Visitors

15,267

April– June 2022

Social Media Engagements

11,000+

April – June 2022

Videos Produced

20

April - June 2022

YouTube Lifetime Views

31,839

Since program launch

Community Presentations

60+

April - June 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting Engagement

April – June 2022

Accessibility

April - June 2022

Newsletter Subscribers

6,903

Subscribers to date

Comments Received

448

April – June 2022

Media Stories

173

April – June 2022

Learning


The Modified LPA 

On May 5, the IBR program shared its Modified Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) recommendation - the foundational components of design that will be tested and evaluated during the environmental review process. Community engagement showed widespread support for designs that improve travel times and safety, relieve congestion, expand active transportation and transit options, and minimize impacts to people and the environment. Equity-priority communities continue to advocate for affordable, fast, and reliable multimodal transportation options. Hayden Island residents and businesses voiced concern around potential access, footprint size, and local connectivity for all modes. Moving the recommended Modified LPA into the next phase of work for further study was unanimously endorsed by the program’s Executive Steering Group and supported by the Bi-State Legislative Committee in July.

The Modified LPA addresses community needs through inclusion of:
- A multimodal, seismically resilient replacement bridge
- Expanded low-emission multimodal travel options, including extension of light rail transit from Portland to Vancouver
- Auxiliary lanes, safety shoulders, ramp metering, and comfortable lane widths
- Improved local street connections and interchanges
- Earthquake resilient infrastructure
- Variable rate tolling to improve travel reliability

Program Area Tour Video

Watch a tour of the IBR program area, highlighting some of the key features of the Modified LPA and changes that have taken place in the region over the past decade.


Community Advisory Group Highlights

  • Reviewed and discussed the Modified LPA. Some CAG members expressed support for light rail due to its ability to serve more people with fewer transfers compared to bus rapid transit. However, the group also recognized that express bus service is still needed.
  • CAG members shared interest in learning more about freight access to Hayden Island via Portland, how tolling will impact traffic and freight, and if  one auxiliary lane will meet long-term travel needs.


Equity Advisory Group Highlights

  • Reviewed and discussed an Equity Framework Accountability tool for the IBR program.
  • Suggested additional equity analysis considerations for auxiliary lanes might include potential property impacts, including whether affordable housing may be impacted, and what the net effects would be on air quality.
  • Provided a letter to the IBR program administrator, summarizing EAG feedback and recommendations regarding the Modified LPA.


Freight Leadership Engagement

The program continued engagement with the freight community in partnership with the Ports of Vancouver and Portland. The meeting included 26 participants representing ports, trucking associations, businesses, and elected officials. Participants expressed support for unimpaired freight movement, consideration for high, wide, and heavy freight movement, desire for more information about impacts to freight connectivity associated with roadway alignment, and a continued interest in traffic data forecasts beyond 2045 and future opportunities for engagement.

Bridge Stories

What’s your story?

We want to hear your experience using the bridge, what the bridge means to you and the benefits a replacement bridge could provide.

Send your story to info@interstatebridge.org. |  View more bridge stories.

What we've heard and how we're responding

We've heard the community values low-barrier engagement options and the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with the program. 

We've heard community members are interested in learning more about the program's design process and sharing their feedback.

We’ve heard social media is one of the preferred ways our community would like to be engaged.


Reporting- updates coming soon!

The program will continue to share accountability reports and develop additional reporting metrics. The most recent accountability reports include the 2021 Program Progress Report and 2021 Community Engagement Reports. The 2020 Conceptual Finance Plan provides an early and high-level overview of initial estimated funding and financing needs and potential sources.

Current reports are listed to the right. For more information, visit our library. 

Program Timeline

 

Disadvantaged Business Participation Goals

Through January 2022*

Current Funding Sources

* An additional $1 billion is dedicated through the Move Ahead WA transportation package for future work to complete construction.

Current Expenditures

Expenditures Through December 2021*

GEC Expenditures Through December 2021 by Category

Expenditures Through December 2021*

Consultant Representation by Geographic Area

Through January 2022*