Department of Transportation http://nwpr.org en NTSB: Systemic Failures Led to Skagit Bridge Collapse http://nwpr.org/post/ntsb-systemic-failures-led-skagit-bridge-collapse <p>The National Transportation Safety Board says systemic failures lead to the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge last May.&nbsp;A section of the bridge fell into the water after a truck carrying a tall load hit the top of the structure.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:13:49 +0000 Patricia Murphy 49094 at http://nwpr.org NTSB: Systemic Failures Led to Skagit Bridge Collapse Feds Warn Of Possible Highway Cash Holdback to Northwest States http://nwpr.org/post/feds-warn-possible-highway-cash-holdback-northwest-states <p>The Idaho Department of Transportation has temporarily suspended advertising for bids for some highway projects. Oregon and Washington may soon do the same. That's all because of a standoff in Congress about how to replenish the money in the pot for highway construction.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:51:34 +0000 Tom Banse 48495 at http://nwpr.org Feds Warn Of Possible Highway Cash Holdback to Northwest States 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 Idaho Boy Dies In School Bus Crash http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-boy-dies-school-bus-crash <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An 11-year-old boy was killed this Thursday and four other children were injured when a school bus was hit by a dump truck. The bus was on its way to an elementary school in the town of Kuna near Boise.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:27:37 +0000 Adam Cotterell 38311 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Boy Dies In School Bus Crash North Cascades Highway Closed http://nwpr.org/post/north-cascades-highway-closed <p></p><p>The North Cascades Highway is closed. The Washington State Department of Transportation closed the highway at noon Monday because of a danger of heavy snow and avalanche. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:26:36 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 18638 at http://nwpr.org