Stories tagged: Getting There
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Getting There: About those giant dirt piles…
The dirt piles along many main Spokane corridors come from the city’s massive project to stop sewage from entering the Spokane River, but the work is having an impact on …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Getting There: New East Sprague transit stops cut bus ‘dwell time’
The new transit stops on East Sprague look great, but it’s what they’re doing that has people at Spokane Transit Authority and the city excited.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
State may remove busy I-90 eastbound on-ramp at Walnut in downtown Spokane
Without the interstate at its end, the eastbound Walnut Street on-ramp might seem like a jump. A platoon of motorists sits at the red light, their collective engines revving, readying …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Getting there: Cyclists share the road
A few misconceptions about cycling: Bikes are guests on streets, which are for cars, and they should move out of the way of vehicles. Cyclists don’t pay gas taxes or …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
Getting There: Pedestrians have right of way
At any intersection, crosswalk or not, people can step off the curb and walk across the street. Cars must stop for them. It’s the law.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
Q&A with graphic designer Cam Booth
Graphic designer Cam Booth used historical documents to recreate maps of Spokane’s early transit lines. He spoke with the Spokesman-Review about his motivation to undertake the project and what he …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Century-old maps – and a 21st-century treatment – reveal transit lines Spokane’s past
Cameron Booth, a Portland-based graphic designer from Australia, has given Spokane’s streetcar and electric interurban rail networks a decidedly 21st-century treatment, giving them new digital life.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
Getting There: City unveils a new and improved East Sprague Avenue
After nearly half a year of construction, and half a century of stagnation, a new section of East Sprague Avenue opened Friday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Getting There: With transportation funds coming up short, state eyes mileage tax
Washington state is launching a pilot project where 2,000 volunteers will pay a “mock tax on the number of miles they drive on Washington state roads, rather than on the …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Getting There: Tallying the transportation tab
How much does transportation cost you?
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Getting There: Spokane, Coeur d’Alene drivers already living American dream of shorter-than-average commute
Summer’s ending. The kids are going back to school. Vacations are fading to memory. It’s time to get back to work. But how long does it actually take to get …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Getting there: Road projects move ahead in Idaho
At least three major road projects in North Idaho are going to take their next steps starting this week.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Roundabout construction underway on U.S. 2 at Airway Heights
A new multilane roundabout is now under construction on U.S. Highway 2 at Airway Heights
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Getting There: Patience drivers, road construction continues in Spokane and surrounding areas
A spate of construction projects in Spokane and the surrounding region continues to slow traffic.
Mon., July 31, 2017
Getting There: Monroe-Lincoln paving starts at 7 p.m. Monday
The final paving on Monroe and Lincoln streets downtown starts at 7 p.m. Monday, ending two summers of disruption to rebuild both streets from below ground up.
Mon., July 24, 2017
Getting There: In a car, pets may be more of a distraction than kids
A new poll out of Seattle finds that barking dogs are more distracting than rambunctious kids while driving.
Mon., July 17, 2017
Getting There: Paving crews return to finish downtown job
Paving crews will return Tuesday night to Lincoln and Monroe streets in downtown Spokane to finish a job started last year
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Completion of downtown paving project expected in coming weeks
When workers were shut down due to cold weather last fall, they still had not completed reconstruction of Monroe and Lincoln streets in the downtown area.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Getting There: Fix It Fest turning bumpy streets into nice rides
The city of Spokane is repairing some of the bumpiest streets that have nagged drivers for years
Mon., June 26, 2017
Getting There: Higher bus fares start Saturday
Bus riders are going to have to pay more for their lifts starting on Saturday
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Getting There: Additional damage found in areas of I-90 currently under repair; STA bus fares rise July 1
The contractor working to fix Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane reportedly found more extensive damage to bridge joints that will take longer to repair
Mon., June 12, 2017
I-90 bridge repairs underway in Idaho’s Silver Valley
Bridge ramps on Interstate 90 in the Silver Valley are undergoing repair work this year, which is causing a number of ramp closures.
Mon., June 5, 2017
Getting There: Summer road tripping can lighten your wallet
A study shows that summer road trips aren’t cheap. Many drivers spend $500 or more on them.
Mon., May 29, 2017
Getting There: 7th annual Neighbor Day arrives on Saturday at Felts Field
The seventh annual Felts Field Neighbor Day returns on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mon., May 22, 2017
Getting There: I-90 to be free-flowing during upcoming holiday weekend
Barricades and lane restrictions are being removed from eastbound Interstate 90 this coming weekend to make room for Memorial Day traffic
Mon., May 15, 2017
State looking for ways to ease Interstate 90 congestion through Spokane
State transportation officials are looking for ways to head off traffic congestion on I-90 through Spokane
Mon., May 8, 2017
Getting There: I-90 construction squeezes eastbound traffic
Maintenance and repair work on the eastbound side of Interstate 90 will slow traffic leaving the downtown area starting Monday
Mon., May 1, 2017
Getting there: Work on I-90 certain to cause traffic backups
Work starts Monday on Interstate 90 near downtown and is certain to cause traffic backups and slowdowns.
Mon., April 24, 2017
Doomsday Hill gets a total remake
Construction of a stormwater holding tank along Doomsday Hill has resulted in a complete makeover of Pettet Drive.
Mon., April 17, 2017
Construction again slowing traffic over Cascades on I-90
Construction over Snoqualmie Pass enters its ninth year, with more slowdowns and backups ahead.