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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Union says STA report clearing HR director is ‘deeply troubling’

The president of the union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said a report clearing the agency’s human resources director of wrongdoing is “deeply troubling as an indication of STA’s …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Sandpoint man’s racist robocalls offer defense of Spokane transit executive

A white supremacist living in Sandpoint appears to be responsible for another spate of vitriolic automated phone calls, this time targeting Spokane-area residents in response to criticism of a Spokane …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

Union accuses STA official of racist comments on Facebook

The union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said Tuesday it discovered “disturbing, racist comments” made by the agency’s director of human resources.


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

E. Susan Meyer keeps the buses running on time at Spokane Transit Authority

It’s Bloomsday, which means thousands of local residents will participate in an activity they do only once a year – riding a Spokane Transit Authority bus.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

STA passenger injured in downtown crash

A passenger on a Spokane Transit Authority bus was injured Friday morning when the bus was struck by an SUV in downtown Spokane.


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 …


Spokane Transit Authority prepares to build new garage, service building

Spokane Transit Authority has been issued permits to build a $10.7 million garage northwest of the transportation agency’s main offices and existing bus barn.


Spokane Transit Authority prepares to build new garage, service building

Spokane Transit Authority has been issued permits to build a $10.7 million garage northwest of the transportation agency’s main offices and existing bus barn.


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. 9, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Federal judge sides with bus drivers’ union over ad dispute on STA buses

A federal judge has ruled that Spokane Transit Authority violated the First Amendment when it refused to allow the union to advertise on placards placed on the STA buses.


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: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

West Plains Transit Center work now underway

Work has started on a new West Plains Transit Center


Touch-a-bus storytime lets kids experience mass transit

Singing “The Wheels on the Bus” seemed an appropriate way to start storytime on Thursday at the Cheney Library. That’s because this was a special Touch-a-Bus storytime – the result …


Spokane Transit bus drivers seek protection after recent assaults

Assaults and threats against Spokane Transit Authority drivers appear to be on the rise, and that has drivers concerned, according to the head of the union that represents many of …


Bus drivers union sues Spokane Transit Authority over refusal of pro-union bus ad

The Amalgamated Transit Union representing Spokane bus drivers is suing Spokane Transit Authority – the drivers’ employer – for rejecting a pro-union ad it wants plastered onto buses.


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

STA kicks off new Spokane Valley bus route

Spokane Transit Authority this week began a new Spokane Valley bus route under voter-approved STA expansion last fall


STA Plaza showing off its new look

A $5 million remodel of the STA Plaza is nearly complete.


Bloomsday post-race festivities and shirt pick-up will be along Main Avenue this year

Spokane Falls Boulevard has been dug up to install a 2.2-million gallon stormwater tank downtown, and the construction of an ice ribbon has closed portions of Riverfront Park. But Bloomsday …


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


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


STA moves ahead with Central City Line plan

Spokane Transit Authority is moving ahead with development of a Central City Line


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Spokane Transit Authority bus driver assaulted by passenger

A Spokane Transit Authority driver was assaulted Friday morning as he was teaching a new driver the ropes in north Spokane.


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


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Shadle Park High School student arrested on assault, firearm charges

A juvenile male Shadle Park High School student was taken into custody earlier today after allegedly assaulting another student off campus.


If you thought getting around in the snow was tough in your car, try using a wheelchair on ramps that aren’t shoveled

During the winter, Ed Kennedy has learned to call ahead before he goes anywhere. Kennedy, an advocate at the Center for Independent Living, uses a manual wheelchair to get around. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

STA adds two new express bus trips from Liberty Lake

Liberty Lake’s express bus is getting two new evening trips inbound to the Plaza downtown as part of several schedule and service changes this month.


Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace sparks debate on ridership of STA buses

Spokane Valley’s Ed Pace asks people to count riders on STA buses; said STA ridership numbers don’t match his common observation of three or fewer people on buses.


STA ready to move ahead with voter-approved Prop 1 upgrades

The Spokane Transit Authority takes steps to implement improvements under voter-approved Proposition 1


WSP: 3 injured in crash caused by driver of STA vehicle in north Spokane

The Washington State Patrol reported an STA bus pulled out in front of traffic on Division Street just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, injuring the STA driver, a passenger and antoher …


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.