Stories tagged: bus
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 10:25 p.m.
Canada town’s arena focus of mourning after bus crash kills 15
The people of the small town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, mourning the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the …
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Videos of Border Patrol inspecting Florida bus angers groups
Videos of Border Patrol officers removing a woman from a passenger bus in Florida are raising alarm over a routine exercise that experts call questionable and rights groups deemed problematic …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Egypt’s health ministry says 13 killed in road accident
Egypt’s Health Ministry says a deadly road accident has left 13 people dead and eight others injured in south Cairo.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
33 killed as bus falls into river in western India
At least 33 people were killed on Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Hood Canal-area couple among those killed in Mexican bus crash
Eight Americans, two Swedes and a Canadian were among those killed when the bus taking them from their cruise ships to visit Mayan ruins crashed in southeastern Mexico, officials said …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Bus veers off highway in Nepal, killing 31 people
A passenger bus heading toward Nepal’s capital veered off a key highway early Saturday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 15, officials said.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Woman temporarily banned from STA plaza after trying to stop bus
A woman has been banned from the Spokane Transit Authority plaza for 60 days after hitting a bus to prevent it from departing.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
Dems target swing-district House GOP on health care
Democrats used a bus emblazoned with the words “Drive for our Lives” to gin up opposition to vulnerable House Republicans who voted against Obamacare with the aim of upending the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10 p.m.
Bus crash in China’s northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13
A long-distance passenger bus crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China’s northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others, official media reported Friday.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Downtown Seattle bus station being sold for convention space
The Metropolitan King County Council has voted to sell a 4-acre bus station in downtown Seattle to make way for the Washington State Convention Center.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Police arrest man accused of snipping women’s hair on bus
Police in Portland have arrested a man accused of secretly snipping off locks of women’s hair on a public bus.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for shooting on Vegas Strip bus
A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire “for no apparent reason” as passengers got off at a stop in the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip
A man riding on a double-decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a …
Wed., March 22, 2017
Vocal Point: Stranger’s offer of jacket a warm gesture
That bit of offered kindness beats reading a book full of life affirmations.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Train hits bus in Mississippi, killing four passengers on senior center trip
A train has collided with a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Feds: Put seat belts on school buses to save kids’ lives
The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday re-emphasized the agency’s call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Police: Man shot bus passenger in anticipation of threat
A 21-year-old man told police he shot and killed a passenger he didn’t know on a Metro Transit bus in Renton this week because he thought the man was going …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
North Carolina troopers: Four killed, over 40 injured after bus hits overpass
State troopers say four people have died and more than 40 were injured in a charter bus crash Saturday near Rockingham, North Carolina.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
STA board votes to increase fares in 2017, 2018
The Spokane Transit Authority board voted unanimously on Thursday to raise fares in two steps in 2017 and 2018
Sat., July 2, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
China bus falls off expressway after tire bursts, killing 26
An overnight sleeper bus in northern China fell off an expressway into a ditch after a tire burst, killing 26 people, officials said.
Mon., May 23, 2016
Getting There: Kootenai County residents asked about Citylink improvements, possible fares
Residents in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and surrounding communities are being asked to participate in a study of the future of Citylink, the small urban bus line serving the area
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Supreme Court won’t hear case about terrorism advertising
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by an anti-Muslim group who wanted to post ads on buses in Washington state showing photos of wanted terrorists.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
‘Awesomest guy ever:’ Kevin Eaton is No. 1 at STA
For 38 years, Spokane Transit’s most veteran driver has navigated the city’s streets. Along the way, he’s seen it all.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
New school busing system promises efficiency
A new bus route system, implemented in September, centralizes pickup spots and reduces how far students have to walk, according to Spokane Public Schools officials. However, Amanda Hamilton, a parent …
Sat., June 6, 2015
Citylink Transit system to get checkup
After 10 years of free bus service in Kootenai County, Citylink Transit will undergo a major assessment of routes, stops, ridership and travel times, as well as the possibility of …
UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2015, 9:59 a.m.
Spokane motorcycle death was suicide, medical examiner says
The death of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a Spokane Transit Authority bus last week has been ruled a suicide. Thomas Robert Dale Samples, 52, was wearing a …
UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:20 p.m.
Death of motorcyclist who hit STA bus ruled a suicide
Thomas Robert Dale Samples, 52, died of chest injuries in a collision with an STA bus on Friday afternoon, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday. His death has been ruled …
Wed., May 27, 2015
Motorcyclist in fatal crash with bus ran light, police say
A motorcyclist killed in a collision with a Spokane Transit Authority bus on Friday afternoon ran a red light, Spokane police said Tuesday. The name of the man who died …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Coeur d’Alene bus service is part of STA tax request
An express bus service from Spokane Valley to Coeur d’Alene is among the improvements to service Spokane Transit Authority officials are considering if voters approve a tax increase this spring. …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
STA reports record ridership in 2014
Five years after a recession-caused slump in Spokane Transit Authority bus ridership, the agency this week reported that 2014 brought a record number of 11.3 million passenger trips. That number …