I left my office at 4:45 to hopefully get over the bridge in time for my 5:30 exercise class. As I turned from the Salem Parkway onto Commercial Street, I could see I’d be missing class tonight with traffic already stopped at Pine Street! Frustrated, I had the same thought I’d had the last thousand times I’ve been caught in our daily bridge slog...SOMEBODY'S GOTTA DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!
Then it hit me. No, not the guy texting in the car behind me, but the solution to my problem. The solution wasn’t “somebody”, it was ME and all of us who are done waiting for somebody! It’s us, friends and neighbors, fellow Salem/Keizer Marion and Polk County residents who need a reasonable transportation system. We all know we need another bridge. In fact we’ve know it and studied it for over 30 year. Our problem has been the political gridlock keeping it from happening.
We’re solving that problem now! That evening, I talked with my brother and decided to launch Salem Bridge Solutions as our vehicle to give voice to the overwhelming majority of our residents in our area who want another bridge. Join us, and together WE are the solution! It’s time for us to BUILD IT NOW!