Stories tagged: Spokane Transit Authority
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
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
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 …
Mon., June 5, 2017
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 …
Sun., June 4, 2017
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
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
STA Plaza showing off its new look
A $5 million remodel of the STA Plaza is nearly complete.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
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
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: 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.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
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
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
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 …
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.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Voters approve Prop 1 to fund STA upgrades, Central City Line
Voters overwhelmingly approved Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1, a scaled-back package from a similar ballot measure that was narrowly defeated in 2014.
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.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016
Getting There: STA moves to buy land for West Plains Transit Center
The Spokane Transit Authority board last week voted unanimously to buy 10.5 acres of land for a West Plains Transit Center next to Interstate 90
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
Leaner STA plan deserves a chance
The STA board has put together a reasonable package that favors practicality over flash. We recommend a yes vote on Proposition 1.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
STA gets $1 million federal grant for West Plains Transit Center
STA gets $1 million federal grant for West Plains Transit Center
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
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 …