Stories tagged: STA
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.
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.
Wed., March 22, 2017
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.
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.
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
Thu., June 23, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
STA offering Hoopfest shuttles and cut-rate fares; weather should be fine
Spokane Transit is providing shuttle service and cut-rate fares for Hoopfest
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, 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.
Mon., March 21, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
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.
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
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.
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 …
Tue., May 26, 2015, 1:28 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2015, 9:29 p.m.
STA sales tax proposal too close to call; voters rejecting 2 school bonds
STA sales tax increase OUTCOME: Too close to call. YES: 49.4 percent50 NO: 50.6 percent
Tue., April 28, 2015, 5:09 p.m.
Check back after 8 p.m. for election results
The first results in today’s special election for expansion of the Spokane Transit Authority system, plus a sales tax extension for juvenile jails, are due shortly after 8 p.m. Check …
Thu., April 23, 2015
Examiner will review code, land-use cases
Millwood City Council changed the city’s appellate review system during its April meeting. “This has been a long time in the making,” City Attorney Brian Werst said.
Wed., April 15, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Trolley-bashing Washington Policy Center has funny way of showing neutrality
Have you been wondering what position the Washington Policy Center is taking on the Spokane transit ballot measure? They don’t have one!
Wed., April 1, 2015
French draws ire of fellow commissioners talking up STA tax on TV
The usually monolithic Spokane County Commission showed signs of cracking Tuesday as Shelly O’Quinn and Todd Mielke took colleague Al French to task for using a monthly TV program to …
Mon., March 23, 2015
Millennials’ urban lifestyle driving transit improvements
A trend toward renewed urbanization in larger U.S. cities has not escaped the notice of real estate professionals. The phenomenon is being driven to a large degree by younger people …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Plan funding divides STA board
Battle lines were drawn early by transit officials in a four-hour-long meeting Thursday afternoon, but the eventual 6-3 split sending a 10-year, $300 million project to the ballot wasn’t clear …
Sun., Dec. 14, 2014
Efforts underway to make alternative transportation options easier in Spokane
After hay bales were piled inside streetcar No. 202 and its blaze reddened the sky, after the flames were doused by firefighters and their six bathing suit-clad assistants, the day …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Signs point to dim future for STA Plaza
Spokane’s business community likely will succeed in pushing the region’s central bus plaza out of downtown, a former transit board chairman predicts. “We were doing everything we could to appease …
Wed., July 30, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Pause on STA Plaza redo revealing
As the downtown business illuminati attempt to derail eight years’ worth of planning for improved bus service in Spokane, they insist that it’s not because they don’t like poor people. …
Sun., June 22, 2014
Doug Clark: STA comes clean on pants-eating bus seat
When we last left big Bill McChristian, the 82-year-old Korean War vet had invited me into his downtown apartment to show me the melon-size holes in his jeans and underwear. …
Tue., April 29, 2014
Bloomsday participants encouraged to use bus service
Spokane Transit Authority is encouraging Bloomsday participants to ride buses downtown during the trade show and registration pickup periods on Friday and Saturday. Parking and access to the Convention Center …