Accountability Dashboard - September 2023

Accountability Dashboard - September 2023

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 Meetings


July - September 2023

Social Media Engagements


July – September 2023

Media Stories


July - September 2023

Comments Received


July - September 2023

Office Hours Visitors


July - September 2023

Newsletter Subscribers


Subscribers to date

Advisory Group Meeting Engagement

July - September 2023


July - September 2023

Videos Produced


July - September 2023

YouTube Lifetime Views


Since program launch

Website Visitors


July - September 2023


Image of community member holding an IBR factsheet focused on centering equity

Summer Fairs & Festivals

As part of ongoing community engagement efforts, the IBR team spoke to more than 1,200 people by tabling at community events in Portland and Vancouver this summer. These events provided a chance for community members in and around the program corridor to learn about the program, provide feedback, ask questions and submit comments. Visit our Meetings & Events calendar to find us at upcoming community events!

Thank you for those that joined us at the following events:

Bridge Pedal, Kenton Farmer's Market, Rae Gordon Concert Event, We Outside Concert Event, MLK Dream Run, Vancouver Peace & Justice Fair, Vancouver Farmer's Market, Waterfront Concert Series, Sunday Sounds Concert Series, Eastside Community Picnic, and Bridgeton Summer Picnic.


Mini Grants for Community-Based Organizations

The application period for the second round of small-scale, low-barrier grant program for community-based organizations closed on September 10, 2023. Out of 45 applications, eight were chosen – four each from Oregon and Washington – that collectively serve all of the equity priority community groups identified by the program. The new organizations will assist with outreach to help educate and inform the equity priority communities they serve on the upcoming release of the Draft SEIS. 

IBR Office Hours 

Starting in August 2023, the program began offering weekly timeslots for community members to connect with a member of the team to learn more about the program, get their questions answered, and provide feedback. Office Hours will be available at various times and days of the week, either in-person or virtually, through the release of the Draft SEIS. 

You can view upcoming Office Hours opportunities on our Meetings & Events calendar

IBR Convenes New Advisory Group on Community Benefits

The Community Benefits Advisory Group held their first monthly meeting in September 2023. The group will develop recommendations for community benefit efforts to achieve the greatest positive benefit to the communities in the program area and broader region from the program’s work, in alignment with the program’s equity framework and community priorities. The group includes balanced membership from Oregon and Washington representing a broad range of interests. Learn more about the Community Benefits Advisory Group.
Zoom video capture of attendees in first hybrid meeting

Community Advisory Group Highlights

Between July and September, the Community Advisory Group received program updates on topics such as the Oregon Legislature’s commitment of $1 billion in funding, the pursuit of federal grants and community engagement efforts throughout the summer to connect with and educate the public about the IBR program. CAG members also held discussions on topics such as the program’s “people-first” design approach, public transportation improvements and investments in lower Vancouver, Hayden Island and Expo/Marine Drive areas.

Equity Advisory Group Highlights

Between July and September, the Equity Advisory Group discussed and worked on a number of key initiatives that support the program’s equity goals. That includes the launch of a second round of small-scale grants for Community Based Organizations, the creation of an internal staff equity council, and a robust conversation around how the program’s Equity Framework is being applied. They also heard from the IBR design team regarding proposed investments and how the program can convey messages through video to support better understanding of the program area.

What we've heard and how we're responding

Many are curious about the estimated cost of the program and how it will be funded. People are also wondering what bridge tolling will look like.

The public is eager to learn how the program will improve reliability and when traffic modeling related to future travel times will be available.

The program continues to receive questions about the possibility of a tunnel option.


Updated through June 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 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 June 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 June 2023*

GEC Expenditures

Expenditures Through June 2023*

Consultant Representation by Geographic Area

Through June 2023*