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Accountability Dashboard

Listening, learning and reporting back to our community. 


Accountability Dashboard  

This accountability dashboard is a voluntary transparency tool that provides quarterly updates on our engagement with the community. Biannual updates related to financial and contracting metrics can be found under the reporting tab. 


Community Presentations and Events


October - December 2023

Comments Received


October - December 2023

Office Hours Visitors


October - December 2023

Social Media Engagements


October – December 2023

Newsletter Subscribers


Subscribers to date

Media Stories


October - December 2023

Advisory Group Meeting Engagement

October - December 2023


October - December 2023

Videos Produced


October - December 2023

YouTube Lifetime Views


Since program launch

Website Visitors


October - December 2023

Learning, Connecting and Reflecting on 2023!

Total Engagements


Program launch - December 2023

Federal Funding Grant Award


December 2023

CBO Mini Grants Awarded


Program launch - December 2023

In 2023, the program made thousands of connections with new people curious about the future of the Interstate Bridge. We connected with community groups, neighborhood associations and local businesses eager to learn and provide feedback. 

As we enter 2024, we are taking a moment to reflect, not just on the significant milestones we passed this year, but all the relationships we’ve gained. We hope you will take a moment with us to celebrate what made 2023 a truly special year.

Community Advisory Group Highlights

In the final quarter of 2023, the Community Advisory Group (CAG) received a variety of program updates regarding recent bridge and program area tours, presentations to community groups, the formation of the new Community Benefits Advisory Group (CBAG), a November meet and greet with minority and women-owned businesses, the process for tolling decisions made in Oregon and Washington, recent community engagement events, how the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement will be released and public comment period will be run, a detailed presentation on the history of the program area and impact of infrastructure on local communities, the creation of videos outlining program transportation investments and visualizing how they differ from current conditions. The group also engaged in a community benefits visioning exercise and discussed the future of communities in the program area when construction is complete, which specific elements align with the guidance outlined in the Community Values and Priorities, and what items address the guidance from the equity and climate framework.

Equity Advisory Group Highlights

Between October and December the Equity Advisory Group (EAG) recapped recent program tours and shared their tour experiences and impression of the program area investments. They received updates on recent community engagement activities, recently awarded CBO mini grants and an overview of the Community Benefits Advisory Group (CBAG). The EAG weighed in on how community benefits are defined by the program and received an equity framework accountability report out. They also reviewed the process for how the Draft SEIS will be presented to the public when it is published in 2024. The EAG participated in a community benefits visioning exercise, discussing the program area’s future after construction is complete and how the program investments align with guidance outlined in the Community Values and Priorities and Equity Framework.

Community Benefits Advisory Group Highlights

The Community Benefits Advisory Group was established and began its work in Q4 of 2023. The group’s aim is to develop recommendations to leverage the program’s work to achieve the greatest positive benefit to the communities in the program area and broader region, in alignment with the program’s equity framework and community priorities. Between October and December, the group heard program updates, including the anticipated timeframe for the publishing of the Draft SEIS and ongoing engagement with the community, local organizations and coordination with tribal governments; the November contractor meet and greet; program tours with the state transportation commissioners, other advisory group members and Congressional delegates; and continued discussions with the bi-state legislative committee. The group also heard an overview of the history in the program area and surrounding region, emphasizing the communities impacted by infrastructure projects of the past. This set the group up to engage in a visioning exercise. In December, the group reviewed their proposed charter and voted to approve it. IBR staff then presented examples of community benefits and facilitated small group discussions with reports back to the larger body.

A picture of a boat with drilling equipment on the Columbia River

Assessing conditions under the Columbia River

In November, drilling began under the Columbia River to collect samples to assess soil composition and geologic conditions. This ongoing work is a key step in understanding the state of the riverbed to inform the design and construction of pilings that a replacement bridge will rest upon.

Those supports will be the foundation of any new structure, and the geological requirements for their design will provide the program with a reliable picture of what can and can’t be safely built. Drilling uses rigs on a floating barge placed parallel to the current bridge about 100 feet to the west. This activity will continue through February 2024 and is not anticipated to cause disruption to residents or river users in the area.

What we've heard and how we're responding

The program has heard inquiries about what engagement has taken place with industrial businesses upriver regarding the height of a new bridge.

The public is curious about how much a toll might cost when implemented on the bridge.

Community members are eager to learn more about what is contained in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and how they can provide public comment once it is released.


U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg pictured in an IBR roundtable event
In December, it was announced that the IBR program will receive $600 million in U.S. Department of Transportation Mega Program funding. Funds from this federal grant will help construct the multimodal program to replace the Interstate Bridge and associated corridor improvements.
“This grant award marks an important milestone that shows replacing this bridge is a high priority at the regional, state and national levels. This significant federal investment is critical to provide flexible multimodal funding and continues the strong momentum to get this work done. This infusion of federal dollars into the regional economy will help support tens of thousands of jobs through construction and provides a key piece of funding to successfully deliver a safe and modern multimodal corridor.”
-IBR program Administrator Greg Johnson

Updated through December 2023. 
Contracting and expenditure data is updated two times a year. The data takes longer to receive and compile and may not be available until after the reported timeframe. The program will continue to share accountability reports and develop additional reporting metrics.

The most recent updated finance reports provide information about the economic impact analysis, finance planning and risk assessment efforts completed for components included in the Modified Locally Preferred Alternative which were approved for further analysis in July 2022. Cost estimates and financial plans will continue to be updated as the program is refined.  

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

Disadvantaged Business Participation Goals

Through December 2023*

Disadvantaged Business Contract Values

Awarded contract amounts to DBEs to date by race/ethnicity through December 2023*

Current Funding Sources

* The 2023 IBR financial plan identifies a mix of funding sources needed to complete construction, including state contributions ($1B from each state), tolling (approximately $1.24 billion) and federal grants (approximately $2.5B)

Current Expenditures

Through December 2023*

GEC Expenditures

Expenditures Through December 2023*

Consultant Representation by Geographic Area

Through December 2023*

Program Timeline