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Latest united states department of transportation Items
  • 1 year since I-5 bridge fell into Skagit River

    A year after an oversized truck knocked a section of the Interstate 5 bridge into the Skagit River traffic is flowing over the replacement span, but dozens of other aging bridges in Washington are still listed as deficient and an online state bridge map for truckers is stalled for lack of funding.


  • Cayuse Pass reopens for summer

    The state Transportation Department re-opened Cayuse Pass at noon Friday.


  • Cayuse Pass opening on Friday

    The state Transportation Department plans to open Cayuse Pass at noon Friday.


  • Feds issue emergency order on crude oil trains

    The Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds.


  • Transportation Department to begin mowing roadside

    Missouri transportation officials are asking drivers to watch out for crews mowing roadsides during the next few months.


  • North Cascades Highway to open Thursday

    The Transportation Department says crews expect to reopen the North Cascades Highway at noon on Thursday.


  • Firefighters and rescue personnel work along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Nearby buildings were evacuated for a time, but officials said there were no injuries and the city on its website and Twitter said firefighters on the scene made the decision to let the fire burn out.  (AP Photo/News & Daily Advance, Autumn Parry)

    Oil-train wreck brings demands for more regulation

    The latest in a string of fiery oil-train wrecks brought renewed demands Thursday that the Obama administration quickly tighten regulations governing the burgeoning practice of transporting highly combustible crude by rail.


  • Could take months to clear mud from Highway 530

    The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor.


  • Massachusetts sets aside $40M to fix potholes

    The state Transportation Department is making $40 million available to fix potholes in roads ravaged by the harsh winter, the agency announced Wednesday.


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