Accountability Dashboard

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. 


Public Meetings Held


January - March 2023

Community Presentations


January – March 2023

Comments Received


January - March 2023

Newsletter Subscribers


Subscribers to date

Social Media Engagements


January – March 2023

Media Stories


January - March 2023

Advisory Group Meeting Engagement

January-March 2023


January - March 2023

Videos Produced


January – March 2023

YouTube Lifetime Views


Since program launch

Website Visitors


January – March 2023


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Environmental Compliance 

The IBR program is responsible for developing a solution that addresses the program’s purpose and need and communities’ vision and values, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to assess and consider the environmental effects of proposed actions and inform the public prior to making decisions.

Environmental compliance efforts identify the environmental impacts and search for solutions that avoid impacts, minimize impacts if avoidance is not possible, or mitigate adverse impacts where feasible. The IBR program must obtain multiple permits and approvals related to land use and the environment before construction begins. Visit our Environmental Compliance page for more information. 

Some compliance efforts that the IBR program must address include:

  • Environment: Air quality, water quality, noise, vibrations, ecosystems and climate
  • Historic and Cultural Resources: Historic and protected areas, archeological resources, and Tribal consultation
  • People and Communities: Providing fair treatment to and meaningful involvement from all people and assuring that federal actions do not disproportionately impact minority and low-income populations.
  • Marine Navigation: The Columbia River supports a variety of marine vessels including barges, recreational boats and government vessels. The program will require a bridge permit from the U.S. Coast Guard. Modification of the navigation channel and levees requires approval from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Cost Estimate and Financial Plan

The IBR program cost estimate reflects the components being analyzed in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The cost estimate accounts for current market conditions, along with potential risks and cost saving opportunities, and includes costs associated with constructing the replacement bridge and other program components in the 2025 – 2035 timeframe. The estimated cost for the program is $5 to $7.5 billion, with a likely estimated cost of $6 billion. Revenue from a diverse range of sources is required, including federal funds, tolling, and state funds from both Oregon and Washington. Tolls will be used to help pay for construction, operations and maintenance of the facility, and to help improve travel reliability within the program corridor. The Financial Plan identifies potential funding sources and financing mechanisms, including federal funds, tolling, and state contributions. For more information, visit our Cost, Funding & Economic Benefits page

Community Advisory Group Highlights

  • In January, Community Advisory Group members received updates from co-chairs Lynn Valenter and Ed Washington and from Program Administrator Greg Johnson. Members were also given an overview of the cost estimate from program leadership, discussed workforce needs and trends, and received an update from the Community Engagement team.
  • In February, members learned about the work being done for Cultural and Historic Resources in compliance with Section 106 of the National Environmental Protection Act, and heard from the Community Engagement team about their ongoing efforts. Discussion and feedback was also provided around how best to get the advisory group members and their communities involved and provide input.
  • In March, CAG members received a program update from Program Administrator Greg Johnson. The Urban Design team provided an overview of the urban design process and how community priorities could be addressed through the process. The Community Engagement team provided an update of their activities and the group discussed their ideas and input for future engagement.

Equity Advisory Group Highlights

  • In January, Equity Advisory Group members received a program update from Program Administrator Greg Johnson and were informed about the IBR cost estimate, including scope, funding, and economic impacts. The group also shared their ideas and questions around job opportunities and other investment impacts. The group also discussed and further refined the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success for the program's equity framework.
  • In March, Equity Advisory Group members received a program update from Program Administrator Greg Johnson. The Urban Design team provided an overview of the urban design process and how equity and climate priorities could be addressed through the process. The Community Engagement team provided an update of their activities and sought feedback from members on recommendations for events IBR should consider attending this spring and summer, equity-priority communities and community-based organizations that IBR should consider partnering with, and which equity-priority media outlets IBR should reach out to.

Roundtable Event: Women Paving the Way

To celebrate Women's History Month, the IBR program hosted a virtual roundtable in March with a six-woman panel of regional leaders to highlight the role of women in transportation and infrastructure. The group shared experiences navigating what is traditionally a male-dominated field, and shed light on career challenges, triumphs, and best practices for future women leaders.

"I’m thinking so much on this program about our users of this infrastructure that we’re trying to build, and just being more sensitive to the less dominant parts of our society who need to get around in our communities too. From the cyclists, to the parents, to the working people hauling back and forth…" -Mara Krinke, Climate Office, IBR Program

What we've heard and how we're responding

We've heard that many community members want to receive frequent updates and program information.

We've heard that individuals and groups are interested in getting involved or volunteering with the program.

The program has received ongoing comments and questions around tolling, program benefits, and costs.

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.

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Updated through December 2022. Contracting and expenditure data takes longer to receive and compile and may not be available until months 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. 

Program Timeline


Disadvantaged Business Participation Goals

Through Dec 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 2022*

GEC Expenditures

Expenditures Through December 2022*

Consultant Representation by Geographic Area

Through December 2022*