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In 2012, he's a candidate for Metro Council, seeking to succeed his former boss Barbara Roberts as representative for Metro District 6. His main opponent is Jonathan Levine. See our full article comparing their views on issues of interest to transit riders: 2012 Metro District 6 election: Jonathan Levine vs Bob Stacey.
 CRC position: Keep old bridge, restart planning process, build supplemental bridge with light rail
Opposition to plans for a $3.2 billion replacement for the Interstate 5 Bridge, which would include 10 lanes of traffic and extend the Yellow Line to Hayden Island and west Vancouver, became a defining issue of Stacey's campaign in 2010.
In his definitive statement on the bridge during the spring primary, Stacey wrote in January 2010 that he supports new variable-rate auto tolls on the I-5 and 205 bridges "to fund frequent, express bus service between Clark County and the TriMet transit system during peak traffic periods -- until Clark County elects to participate in extending light rail across the river."
He also supported "seismically strengthening" the current six-lane I-5 bridges to reduce the chance that they would collapse in an earthquake and building "a smaller, more affordable bridge for transit, bike and pedestrian facilities, and for local Hayden Island traffic."
To do this, Stacey told Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Out Loud in April that he favored restarting the planning process for the I-5 Bridge, which he called "a critically important project" and said he wanted it to be "completed" with "six lanes."
Stacey added in January that he was "open to" "other, great ideas."
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