Stories tagged: Central city line
Thu., April 5, 2018
Mariya Frost: Spokane Transit should get back to the basics
In 2016, voters in selected areas of Spokane County approved Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1 to fund expansion of public transit. Approval of the ballot measure has nearly maxed out …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Getting There: Cuts to federal grant funding could jeopardize future of Central City Line
The sleek Central City Line is supposed to signal the future of Spokane transit, but now, three-quarters of the $72 million needed to build the line is under threat by …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
STA board approves application for Central City Line funding
The Spokane Transit Authority board on Thursday approved an application to the federal government for funding construction of a new Central City Line through downtown
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:01 a.m.
STA sales tax increase starts Saturday
A sales tax increase of a tenth of a penny for transit goes into effect on Saturday after voters last fall approved the additional funding
Sun., March 26, 2017
STA moves ahead with Central City Line plan
Spokane Transit Authority is moving ahead with development of a Central City Line
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Trump’s budget proposal would cut WSU research, Spokane’s Central City Line
President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, released Thursday, includes a big defense spending increase and cuts to a number of federal transportation, education, arts and other programs.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Open house set for STA Central City Line
STA holds open house for Central City Line
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
From Liberty Lake to Cheney, cities across county passed STA transit tax
Voters’ resounding approval of new sales taxes for mass transit puts Spokane on a route for better bus service.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
STA takes another run at transit expansion, including electric bus service in central Spokane
A revised ballot measure to improve Spokane Transit Authority services will go before voters on Nov. 8.
Sun., May 15, 2016
Randal O’Toole: Better transit need not cost more
Rather than giant, battery-powered buses or immobile transit centers, experience has shown that the one sure way to increase transit ridership is to offer more transit service. STA can do …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Spokane City Council maintains ability to ask voters for transit sales tax
For the third time in six months, Spokane Mayor David Condon vetoed an ordinance passed by a wide margin on the City Council, only to see it overridden by similar …
Sun., April 24, 2016, 4 a.m.
Doug Clark: Right-Wingosaurus Spokane’s most endangered species
Doug Clark stalks Spokane’s rare and endangered Right-Wingosaurus.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Debate over STA tax should focus on usefulness, not trendiness
The Spokane Transit Authority board has disrupted the Spokane City Council’s move to split out one bus line in the transit system for separate funding, instead putting a new tax …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
STA to ask voters again for tax increase to fund transit expansion
Spokane-area voters are going to get another chance to approve a sales tax increase to fund major transit improvements, including a new Central City Line.
Mon., March 21, 2016
Getting There: STA board split over transit expansion
Spokane Transit board members are split over a sakes tax increase to fund buses and a new central city trolley line
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.
Spokane may run its own transit ballot measure this fall
Spokane City Council is willing to run its own ballot measure for transit improvements, including a Central City Line to connect Browne’s Addition, downtown and two campuses.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016
Getting There: STA board debating new ballot measure for 2016
Spokane Transit Authority officials are talking about their next steps to improve transit service after last year’s narrow defeat of an STA ballot measure that would have raised the sales …
Thu., May 28, 2015
Transportation compromise bill passes House, heads to Senate
OLYMPIA – The Washington state House of Representatives passed a $5.1 billion transportation budget Wednesday, sending the compromise spending plan to the Senate, which could pass it before the first …
Thu., April 30, 2015
STA transit sales tax increase fails
Late returns counted Wednesday failed to give Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1 ballot measure enough votes to overcome an election night deficit. With less than 1,000 votes remaining to be …
Wed., April 29, 2015
STA sales tax increase failing
Spokane County voters on Tuesday were turning down a 0.3 percent sales tax increase to pay for improvements to public transit. But the measure still was too close to call, …
Sat., April 11, 2015
STA, policy center spar over Proposition 1 ballot measure
The head of the Spokane Transit Authority says a conservative think tank is intentionally misconstruing facts about a ballot measure that would raise the sales tax to expand transit in …
Mon., April 6, 2015
STA has a lot riding on Proposition 1
Local voters have been in a generous mood lately. Last fall, they approved ballot measures for Spokane city streets and parks, and in 2012 said “yes” to an expanded Spokane …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
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 …
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
STA holding public hearing on 10-year plan
Spokane Transit Authority’s board of directors, under criticism from the business community over downtown loitering, will face its critics on Thursday while also considering a 10-year plan to improve transit …
Mon., July 28, 2014
STA board approves trolley line extension
Planning for an electric trolley bus line through downtown Spokane jumped several steps last week with a decision to extend the proposed line to Spokane Community College. The Spokane Transit …