Stories tagged: traffic
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Audi to roll out red-light countdown timer
Audi said Monday that several cars in its 2017 lineup will be available with a cloud-computer-connected countdown timer for red lights.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Spokane Valley racing to finish summer road projects
Big and small road construction projects dot Spokane Valley
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:21 p.m.
More money needed for Seattle’s delayed tunnel project
The troubled project to replace an aging double-decker highway bridge hugging Seattle’s waterfront with a tunnel faces up to $223 million in cost overruns, Washington transportation officials said Thursday.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Crash deaths far worse in U.S. than other affluent countries
Traffic deaths are down, but a new report shows fatalities on the road are still a bigger problem in the United States than in other affluent countries.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Snoqualmie Pass to close for three hours Sunday
Snoqualmie Pass to close for three hours early Sunday
Wed., June 15, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene project connects City Park with Memorial Field, carousel
Summer crowds ran into some major public works projects in downtown Coeur d’Alene the past few years, with blocked streets and reduced parking. This season the construction zone is next …
Fri., June 3, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
City moves forward with delayed Martin Luther King Jr. boulevard extension, ponders condemnation
The Spokane City Council will vote on a $3.3 million contract Monday to extend Martin Luther King Jr. Way, after four years of stagnation. They may have to go to …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Seattle launches campaign to get more users for bike share
The city of Seattle has launched a campaign to encourage people to sign up for the now city-owned Pronto bike-share system, but city employees might not have seen the fliers.
Wed., March 30, 2016
Sewer upgrade in Belle Terre to affect traffic until July
Vera Water is replacing the Sunacres Sewer Plant; expect construction on Belle Terre between Highway 27 and Sullivan Road
Sun., March 27, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Severe weather could give way to snow for Monday morning commute
After an afternoon of sometimes heavy rain and hail, forecasters say snow is possible throughout the area overnight. It’s uncertain if that snow will affect the Monday morning commute.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Idaho teens injured in car crash involving dogs
Two Idaho teenagers were injured in a crash Sunday morning outside of Orofino, the Idaho State Police said. A dog jumped into the lap of an 18-year-old driver, causing the …
Sun., March 20, 2016
Gary Crooks: Should the Senate hold hearings on Supreme Court pick?
This week’s questions deal with the Supreme Court nominee and pet peeves on the road.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 8:09 a.m.
Early morning head-on collision in Spokane Valley sends one to hospital
A passenger car traveling south on Argonne Road collided with a semi-truck early Friday morning, sending one person to the hospital.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016
Spokane County to pay Spokane Valley $110K in roundabout dispute
A proposed settlement will see Spokane County paying $110,000 to Spokane Valley to cover some of the legal costs associated with a legal battle over a roundabout built seven years …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 10:22 p.m.
Snow causes traffic to slow to a crawl across Spokane area
Evening commuter traffic slowed to a crawl on Interstate 90 and other busy arterials as the latest snowstorm arrived over the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 9:03 p.m.
Idaho cattle rancher killed in gunfire exchange with sheriff’s deputies
A cattle rancher was killed in a shootout with Adams County Sheriff’s deputies late Sunday following a vehicle collision between his bull and a station wagon on U.S. Highway 95 …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, 11:36 a.m.
Man killed in Wednesday night collision identified
Ian M. Watson, 33, was killed in a head-on collision that occurred Wednesday night in the West Hills neighborhood, according to the Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Fire danger halts Spokane County road crews
The threat of sparking a fire close to home has left Spokane County’s 35 gravel road graders on the sidelines since May, with no immediate plans for maintenance.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2015, 3:55 p.m.
Semi driver dies on Interstate 90 west of Spokane
The driver of a semi trailer was found dead just after noon Tuesday west of Spokane after the truck went off the highway, the Washington State Patrol said.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2015, 4:26 p.m.
Dust storm causes multiple crashes near Ritzville
State troopers are ordering drivers on state Route 395 to near Ritzville to stop driving due to an extreme dust storm that has caused multiple collisions in the area, including …
Thu., June 25, 2015
EV students bring focus to ad placements
Students from the East Valley Community Coalition have been studying the placement of alcohol and tobacco ads and products at two local convenience stores. In a presentation at the Tuesday …
UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2015, 5:25 p.m.
Logging truck crash blocks North Spokane Corridor
A semi trailer collision has closed the southbound lanes of the North Spokane Corridor.
Thu., June 4, 2015
New pedestrian-friendly crosswalks installed
Lee Allen, of Seattle, became one of the first pedestrians in Spokane to use one of two new HAWK crosswalk lights activated this week. HAWK stands for “High-Intensity Activated crossWalK” …
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 …
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 …
Tue., May 19, 2015, 11:52 a.m.
Lewiston man dies in early-morning crash
Travis D. Cleveland, 24, died when his truck left State Highway 3 in Latah County, Idaho, early Tuesday morning, according to the Idaho State Police.
Thu., April 23, 2015
Front Porch: GPS brings comfort, stresses to travel
Brow furrowed I flipped the map sideways, then upside down. “I think we turn left at Canada,” I announced. “Or maybe right.” Since we were on our way to Disneyland …
UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
Airway Heights mayor says bus incident tied to politics
Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing said Thursday he believes political opponents are behind efforts to play up what he called a “minor vehicle accident’ that took place in January while …
Thu., April 16, 2015
Starr Road accidents raise safety concerns
Signs near the Newman Lake community warn motorists on Trent Avenue to slow as they approach Starr Road, but residents say the 45 mph zone is largely ignored by commuters. …