Oregon Department of Transportation http://nwpr.org en State Audit Questions ODOT's Long-Term Preparedness http://nwpr.org/post/state-audit-questions-odots-long-term-preparedness The Oregon Department of Transportation may lose a vast amount of institutional knowledge in the coming years. That's according to an audit released Tuesday by the Oregon Secretary of State. And the report questions whether ODOT is doing enough to retain that knowledge of how to design and build roads. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. <p> ODOT is facing a new reality of decreasing gas tax revenue as cars become more efficient In response, the agency is downsizing its workforce, mostly by not replacing workers who've retired. And those retirements are coming fast and furious. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:23:27 +0000 Chris Lehman 47655 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Governor Issues Ultimatum For I-5 Bridge Project http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-governor-issues-ultimatum-i-5-bridge-project <p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he's prepared to pull the plug on the Interstate 5 bridge replacement mega-project. The Democrat told Oregon lawmakers Monday that he'll put the Columbia River Crossing on an indefinite time-out if they don't act by mid-March.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:31:35 +0000 Chris Lehman 40588 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Governor Issues Ultimatum For I-5 Bridge Project Delivery Of Oregon's New Trains Running Months Behind Schedule http://nwpr.org/post/delivery-oregons-new-trains-running-months-behind-schedule <p>Two passenger trains commissioned by the state of Oregon are months behind schedule. The trains were due to arrive nearly two months ago and enter service this fall at a cost of $36 million. But they haven&#39;t even left the factory in Wisconsin yet. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:40:56 +0000 Chris Lehman 12611 at http://nwpr.org Delivery Of Oregon's New Trains Running Months Behind Schedule