Stories tagged: Spokane Transit Authority
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 …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
STA to resume paying downtown police officer’s salary
The Spokane Transit Authority will once again pay the salary of a downtown police officer under the terms of a contract approved by the organization’s board Thursday.
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., April 11, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Spokane City Council ready to ask voters for sales tax for transit if STA won’t
Spokane city leaders can now use tax dollars to fund public transportation, allowing the city to circumnavigate the Spokane Transit Authority. “If the regional system does not act, we will …
Mon., March 28, 2016, 1 a.m.
STA Plaza renovation to start in April
The long-awaited renovation of the STA Plaza will begin in April and take about a year to complete.
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
Wed., March 2, 2016
EWU students design signs for STA bus rider education
To complete their degrees, 26 Eastern Washington University students designed signs aimed at getting bus riders to follow Spokane transit rules of behavior.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Getting There: STA considers 50-cent hike in bus fare
Spokane Transit Authority officials are proposing a 33 percent increase in bus fares starting in 2017.
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.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Inslee takes a Spokane bus ride to celebrate transit funding
Gov. Jay Inslee took the bus to his afternoon appearance in Spokane, and shared with his fellow riders how pleased he is that lawmakers approved an $11 billion transportation funding …
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 …
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 5:16 a.m.
STA rolls out upgraded website
STA’s new website makes it easy to plan a trip or find a bus in real time
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015, 12:51 p.m.
Free bus rides on Black Friday
The Spokane Transit Authority is giving free bus rides on all routes Friday.
Mon., Sept. 21, 2015
STA adding bus times, altering routes
Passengers who ride the Spokane Transit Authority shuttle from the Plaza to the parking lots at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are going to get an additional evening bus leaving at …
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015
‘Smart bus’ system gives Spokane riders real-time information
Spokane transit riders can now take advantage of real-time bus tracking that shows when the next bus will arrive at a particular stop. The new “smart bus” system is accessible …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, 10:22 p.m.
Driver in crash that critically injured Vanpool passenger to face vehicular assault charge, police say
A woman injured when a car smashed into an STA Vanpool van in downtown Spokane Thursday night remained in critical condition Friday.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, 10:46 p.m.
Woman critically injured after STA van struck by car that ran red light
A woman was critically injured in downtown Spokane Thursday evening after the Spokane Transit Authority van she was in was struck by a car that witnesses said ran multiple red …
Mon., June 22, 2015
Sister of man killed in crash with STA bus contests suicide determination
Thomas Samples hopped on his beloved motorcycle, Piglet, on May 22 intending to bail a friend out of jail, his sister Gladys Shirey said last week. At the intersection of …
Tue., June 16, 2015
Pick for county commission chief executive delayed
Spokane County Commissioners Al French and Shelly O’Quinn say they’ve buried the hatchet that arose during a contentious ballot measure targeting taxes to expand public transportation. “That was then, this …
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 …
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 …
Wed., May 27, 2015
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 …
Sat., May 23, 2015
Motorcyclist dies after collision with STA bus
A motorcycle rider died Friday afternoon after a collision with a Spokane Transit Authority bus in northeast Spokane. Names of the motorcyclist and the bus driver have not been released.
Mon., May 18, 2015
City starts sidewalk, curb upgrades to increase transit access
Transit riders in Spokane are going to benefit from a project this year to add sidewalks and handicapped-accessible curb ramps so they can get to their buses more easily. In …
Mon., May 11, 2015
Getting There: High Drive will close as makeover enters phase two
Work is going to start this week on a $5 million makeover of High Drive from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard. The job will result in a closure of High …
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, …