Interstate 5 http://nwpr.org en Bridge Collapse Trucking Company's Safety Record Better Than Most http://nwpr.org/post/bridge-collapse-trucking-companys-safety-record-better-most <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/052413AJ_Jenkins-DEBRIEF_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Federal records show the trucking company involved in the I-5 bridge collapse in Skagit County north of Seattle has a safety record that’s better than most.<p>Mullen Trucking out of Alberta, Canada has an on-road performance rating of three percent. What does that mean? When it comes to trucking safety – like in golf – a low score is good.<p>You could look at it this way: 97 percent of other trucking companies have a worse record on the road. Fri, 24 May 2013 23:02:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins 28130 at http://nwpr.org Bridge Collapse Trucking Company's Safety Record Better Than Most Three Rescued In Bridge Collapse http://nwpr.org/post/three-rescued-bridge-collapse <p></p><p>An interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River Thursday evening. The collapse sent tons of concrete and steel into the river, along with two vehicles and three people. Remarkably, no one died, and authorities say all three people rescued had only minor injuries.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:52:08 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 28089 at http://nwpr.org Costly New Bridge Over Columbia River Spawns Ultimatum, Brinkmanship http://nwpr.org/post/costly-new-bridge-over-columbia-river-spawns-ultimatum-brinkmanship <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/041013TB_Bridge_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - A costly new interstate highway bridge over the Columbia River is spurring brinkmanship in Olympia. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Democratic Governor Jay Inslee Wednesday to press state lawmakers to commit hundreds of millions dollars to the proposed new toll bridge between Portland and Vancouver, Washington.<p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee came out of a meeting between key state lawmakers and the U.S. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:39:48 +0000 Tom Banse 25686 at http://nwpr.org Costly New Bridge Over Columbia River Spawns Ultimatum, Brinkmanship Oregon Senate Approves Funding For Columbia River Crossing http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-senate-approves-funding-columbia-river-crossing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030413VA_SenateCRC_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Senate has voted to approve funding for that state’s share of the Columbia River Crossing. It would connect Portland and Vancouver, Washington.<p>House Bill 2800 authorizes $450 million in bond funding for the project. Supporters believe the I-5 bridge replacement will provide seismic stability and boost commerce. Opponents considered the Columbia River Crossing too costly. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:04:00 +0000 23720 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Senate Approves Funding For Columbia River Crossing Oregon, Washington Consider I-5 Bridge Toll http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-washington-consider-i-5-bridge-toll <p>One of the biggest traffic choke-points in the Northwest is the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver. Replacing it will be one of the region’s most expensive construction projects in a generation. Lawmakers in Salem and Olympia are considering funding packages to replace the bridge. A key question is whether enough drivers will pay the tolls planners say are needed to finance the project. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:40:03 +0000 Chris Lehman 19736 at http://nwpr.org Oregon, Washington Consider I-5 Bridge Toll