Smarter Government Washington explains how recent events point to Washington State Department of Transportation’s need to reform. Smarter Government WA,
“We know WSDOT can do better and it absolutely needs to do better. The agency’s speedy reaction to the I-5 Skagit River bridge collapse, and its swift work to replace the fallen span, was WSDOT’s finest hour of late. The episode showed that in tough circumstances, the agency can respond effectively.
While no one expects perfection, mistakes are piling up at WSDOT. The agency has shown it can perform well in a crisis, but taxpayers need it to perform well on its planned projects too.”