Stories tagged: bus
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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 …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014, midnight
Plan funding divides STA board
Battle lines were drawn early by transit officials in a four-hour-long meeting Thursday afternoon, but the eventual 6-3 split sending a 10-year, $300 million project to the ballot wasn’t clear …
Sun., Sept. 21, 2014, midnight
Doug Clark: How to rid the STA Plaza of those pesky people
There’s a rumble in our concrete jungle. Yes, fight fans, the battle’s over pedestrian turf rights outside the bus plaza.
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014, midnight
Fast facts about STA riders, plaza
Who rides the bus? A lot of people who earn less than $20,000 a year. A lot of young people and students. A higher proportion of minorities than the general …
Thu., June 5, 2014, midnight
Doug Clark: Spokane bus rider whose seat was taken seeking hole story
Riding the bus still ranks among the most affordable ways to get around this ol’ town. Unless, of course, you happen to lose your shorts.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
NW Trailways fined for overloading bus
Northwest Trailways, based in Spokane, has been fined $800 for overloading a bus traveling from Leavenworth to Monroe, forcing eight passengers to stand in the aisle for the 85-mile trip.
Tue., Dec. 25, 2012, 5:40 p.m.
SUV runs stop sign, hits STA bus
Bus passengers found another way home Christmas evening after a vehicle hit them in the intersection of Third Avenue and Madison Street.
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, midnight
New STA center educates riders about paratransit services
Transit riders with disabilities have a new place to go for help getting around Spokane. The Spokane Transit Authority has opened a mobility center at the Plaza, 701 W. Riverside …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2011, midnight
Bus crash raises policy questions
When 11-year-old Mavrick Benoscek came home after school complaining of a headache in September, he told his mother he probably got it from the bus crash. That was news to …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2011, midnight
Doomed No. 46 is transit for the less-than-masses
This has certainly been the summer for watching our institutions embark down the road to extinction. The Bulldog Tavern, Cyrus O’Leary’s restaurant, the Condon for Mayor campaign …
Thu., June 17, 2010, 11:04 a.m.
STA board eliminates two bus routes
Two little-used bus routes that serve park-and-ride lots in Spokane were eliminated in a vote Wednesday by the Spokane Transit Authority board of directors.