Stories tagged: transportation
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
The building’s built, the roundabout’s ready and the new Costco warehouse store north of Spokane will open this Friday at 8 a.m.
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane will look very different soon, with fewer lanes, redesigned transit stops and bikeways the likes of which Spokane has never seen.
Mon., July 16, 2018
After mulling over a handful of options, the city has settled on a plan for how the intersection of Lincoln Street and Main Avenue will look once work on the …
Mon., July 9, 2018
If you’re one of the 5,200 people who rely on the Hamilton Street bridge’s westbound on-ramp to I-90 on a daily basis, you’ll need to find a detour for the …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
For motorists who use Hamilton Street’s westbound on-ramp to I-90, mark your calendars for Halloween. Because that’s the next time you’ll get to use the road.
Mon., July 2, 2018
It’s time to expand the idea of common space to something that’s very common in the United States, even in Spokane: The uncontrolled intersection.
Mon., June 25, 2018
The City Council is considering an ordinance that would do away with parking requirements for developers of apartment buildings and condos in certain parts of town.
Mon., June 18, 2018
Every Sunday and every holiday since 1974, Bogotá, Colombia, closes 76 miles of streets. No cars go on these Andean roads these days, but every other type of “human-powered transportation” …
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
Domino’s Pizza canceled its “30 minutes or less” guarantee five years ago. Was the move prompted by the potholes along our nation’s obstacle course-like roadways?
Mon., June 4, 2018, 5 a.m.
In 2007, Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law that said cities, counties and other local governments and entities had to switch their vehicle fleets to run solely on …
Mon., May 28, 2018
When it comes to merging, the aggressive motorist usually wins the day, jamming his way into place, cutting ahead of patient and defensive drivers and reinforcing the idea that they …
Thu., May 24, 2018
Highways, border crossings and ferry docks in Washington are likely to clog with traffic for Memorial Day weekend – travelers, plan accordingly.
Mon., May 21, 2018
With yet another delay in the trial between the city and the owner of Brown Building Materials over the city’s push to condemn a piece of Brown’s land and take …
Mon., May 14, 2018
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the bikeways in Spokane need to level up.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 4:20 p.m.
Start with the pancakes and end with a beer. That’s right, Monday starts Bike to Work week.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:17 p.m.
Downtown traffic will be a little dicey Saturday, as many streets will be temporarily closed for the annual Junior Lilac Parade. Construction near the Spokane Convention Center, which is hosting …
Mon., May 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting There: Though long past its heyday, the Felts Field ‘aeroport’ still serves its city’s planes
Just a few years after it was named Felts Field, Spokane’s first municipal airport was bragging about its great and swift business.
Mon., May 7, 2018
The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see …
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
It’s Bloomsday, which means thousands of local residents will participate in an activity they do only once a year – riding a Spokane Transit Authority bus.
Mon., April 30, 2018
The future is connected.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
Businesses along North Monroe could use some extra customers during these next few months with the big road reconstruction project now underway.
Mon., April 23, 2018
The last time the city of Spokane did a parking study might as well have been 1,000 years ago. It was 2010. There was no Kendall Yards. There was no …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
A new roundabout, followed by a bridge replacement project, will disrupt the commute of about 11,000 drivers daily using Trent Avenue east of downtown during the next year.
Mon., April 9, 2018
This week, April 9 to 13, is National Work Zone Safety Week. While motorists should always be extra vigilant when people are near traffic lanes, this week is the time …
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 12:34 p.m.
struggle plays out frequently in downtown Spokane – about once every three months on Stevens Street, in fact. Below that 11-foot-6-inch railway viaduct you can watch the conflict in real …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
In terms of causing fewer train delays, Amtrak’s host railroads in the Pacific Northwest performed pretty well last year, especially compared with other companies around the United States and Canada.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane International Airport officials are moving forward with a $130 million reconstruction project to meet passenger growth by expanding terminals, remodeling security checkpoints and adding a central baggage claim hall.
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
Seattle is looking at road tolls for downtown streets as part of a broader initiative to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Wednesday.
Tue., March 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
The lane reduction project, which has sparked some controversy along the 1.1-mile stretch of road leading from Spokane’s downtown to the Garland District, is scheduled to begin work next week. …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
The federal spending bill President Donald Trump signed last week plowed billions more dollars into transportation projects such as public transit, highways and rail, including some local projects in the …