Hood River News article published Friday, October 23, 2015
Port of Hood River leaders took to Washington D.C. this week, advocating for legislators to put bridges of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on the federal funding map.
Port Commission President Brian Shortt and Executive Director Michael McElwee made the journey Wednesday and returned Thursday night. The purpose was to advocate modifying a U.S. House transportation bill in order to make bridges within National Scenic Areas — including the Hood River Bridge and the Bridge of the Gods — eligible for nationwide freight and infrastructure programs…. [Read more here.]
REP. GREG WALDEN meets with Port of Hood River Commission President Brian Shortt in Washington, D.C., discussing a transportation funding bill the port hopes legislators will amend to include bridges within National Scenic Areas, including the Hood River Bridge.Read More