Stories tagged: Spokane Transit Authority
UPDATED: FRIDAY, 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: TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 6:53 P.M.
Open house set for STA Central City Line
STA holds open house for Central City Line
UPDATED: MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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: WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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
SUNDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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
THURSDAY, 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
SUNDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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
WEDNESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …