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UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

Spokane ready to add electric buses to STA fleet

Two fully electric buses will be added to STA’s fleet, paid for with proceeds from Volkswagen’s diesel-vehicle scandal and subsequent financial settlements.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Transit station on SFCC campus to consolidate area’s bus stops

Spokane Transit Authority is beginning construction on a transit station on the campus of Spokane Falls Community College, according to city permit data.


Getting There: Do more cars mean better business?

Retailers on Sprague say a drop in traffic has reduced sales. But a county commissioner says the connection isn’t entirely there.


Buses still won’t have to pull over at bus stops in East Sprague business district, STA board decides

Buses will continue to stop in the lane of traffic on East Sprague Avenue, a victory for the transit agency and its plans to build out a “high performance transit” …


Kendall Yards bus pass program reaches 200 users; riders log 64,000 miles

Nearly 64,000 miles have been ridden on Spokane Transit Authority buses by participants in a program that provides free bus passes to anyone who lives or works in the Kendall …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

East Sprague business group wants to move fancy bus stops, but faces resistance

Eighteen months and $150,000 later, the glow has come off the fancy new bus stops on East Sprague Avenue for the city of Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Spokane to offer free STA bus passes to those receiving homeless assistance

The Spokane City Council abruptly voted Thursday to set aside $30,000 in the city’s budget to purchase the passes, which supporters said is necessary to provide transportation options for those …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:18 a.m.

STA warns passengers that slick roads may cause bus delays on Tuesday

An inch of snow was measured at the National Weather Service’s Spokane office on the West Plains at about 6 a.m.


Bus service expanding in Spokane as STA opens new transit center

A number of changes are coming to Spokane Transit Authority’s system, most notably with the opening of the West Plains Transit Center on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

STA investigation finds no racism by human resources director

An investigation done for the Spokane Transit Authority determined that allegations the agency’s human resources director made racist comments on social media were unfounded.


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 …


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: 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.


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.


Vocal Point: Stranger’s offer of jacket a warm gesture

That bit of offered kindness beats reading a book full of life affirmations.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

Fleeing felon causes crash involving STA bus

A convicted felon sped away from police Tuesday morning and reportedly ran a red light and caused a crash that involved an STA bus.


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 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


STA offering Hoopfest shuttles and cut-rate fares; weather should be fine

Spokane Transit is providing shuttle service and cut-rate fares for Hoopfest


Doug Clark: Right-Wingosaurus Spokane’s most endangered species

Doug Clark stalks Spokane’s rare and endangered Right-Wingosaurus.


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.


STA considering new funding for downtown police officer

STA is considering renewing an agreement to fund a downtown Spokane police officer, police officials told Spokane’s Public Safety Committee Monday.


STA rolls out upgraded website

STA’s new website makes it easy to plan a trip or find a bus in real time


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 12, 2015, 10:40 p.m.

Spokane Transit Authority settles accident claim for $1.5 million

A woman who was severely injured when her husband rear-ended a Spokane Transit Authority bus in 2011 recently settled with the transit agency for $1.5 million.


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 …


Motorcycle rider ran red light before collision with STA bus, police say

A motorcycle rider killed in a collision with an STA bus on Friday ran a red light before the accident, Spokane Police say.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2015, 4:06 p.m.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with STA bus

Police have closed the intersection of East Euclid Avenue and North Crestline Street while they investigate a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist and an STA bus.