Even some C-Tran leaders have expressed surprise at how the fast-tracked series of events played out.
didn't even know (C-Tran Executive Director Jeff Hamm) was going to
sign it," said C-Tran board chairman Bill Ganley, a Battle Ground City
"This went a lot faster than I thought it was going to go," he added.
deal spelled out how C-Tran and TriMet would operate light rail in
Vancouver as part of the CRC. It was largely hammered out during a
two-week span in September, when C-Tran resumed work on the Interstate 5
Bridge replacement at the direction of its board.
C-Tran is in
the process of releasing hundreds of emails and other documents related
to the contract, TriMet and the CRC. The disclosures come in response to
public records requests by state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and the
Freedom Foundation, an Olympia-based policy group.
Rivers said she
is still sifting through volumes of records, hoping to shed light on
behind-the-scenes discussions that preceded the vote
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