Stories tagged: transportation
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
A blanket of fog over the Seattle area was blamed for multiple flights being diverted to the Spokane International Airport, causing delays Friday for local takeoffs.
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
From forested parkway to South Hill “highway,” High Drive has been it all.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
When Jim Frank describes why he’s giving free bus passes to everyone who lives or works in his fast-growing, 78-acre downtown development, Kendall Yards, it’s hard not to be jealous …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
Spokane will never be a bicycling city. It’s a refrain trotted out regularly by people decrying a new bike lane, or by those criticizing the sudden appearance of Lime bikeshare …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
As injured electric scooter riders pour into emergency departments around the country, doctors have scrambled to document a trend that many view as a growing public safety crisis.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018
Work to expand the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport continues, most recently with a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help build a longer, wider runway.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
One of the most fascinating stories in Spokane is about a wall. Specifically, the retaining wall on North Monroe, which begins just south of Glass Avenue on the west side …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
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.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5 a.m.
Road construction has snarled traffic on Interstate 90 through Coeur d’Alene for the past five months. The work is scheduled to wrap up by late October, but there’s one more …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
There are some bugs to work out in Spokane’s first bikeshare program
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018
When it comes to commuting, Spokane has the sec-fastest times in the state.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
A new study shows that the simple act of lowering posted speed limits is effective at reducing how fast motorists go.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Work has stopped on the pedestrian bridge in Spokane’s University District, and its anticipated opening date in September has been pushed back more than two months, to late November.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
As Americans prepare for what may be the last great road trip of the 2018 summer this Labor Day weekend, Allstate released its annual “America’s Best Drivers Report,” which details …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Today, it’s no longer U.S. Highway 395. From now on, we’ll call it the Foley Highway.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
The Washington State Department of Transportation has some ideas on dressing up the North Spokane Corridor. And it wants to hear from as many people as possible about the “placemaking” …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018
While our vehicles collectively remain the largest source of air pollution and greenhouse gases in Washington state, 25 years ago the problem wasn’t the tinder in our forests or the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
The president of the union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said a report clearing the agency’s human resources director of wrongdoing is “deeply troubling as an indication of STA’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
If you see 200 lime green bikes and 100 similarly hued scooters suddenly appear on the streets of downtown Spokane, don’t be alarmed. It’s just a sign that 21st century …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Driverless technology is already here. The first sector to really use it is the shipping industry, with its American fleet of two million tractor-trailers.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, noon
Spokane parking by the numbers
Sun., July 29, 2018
Spokane Valley leaders are banking on the idea that spending money will bring in even more. The city is looking to hire a federal lobbyist, a position that will cost …
Sun., July 29, 2018
The city of Spokane is working with Lime, a Silicon Valley-based bicycle and scooter sharing company, to bring its dockless vehicles to town.
Sat., July 28, 2018
More than 700 respond to second Riverside Avenue redesign survey; city hopes to clarify public input
Friday marked the deadline for the city’s most recent survey, the second regarding renovation of Riverside Avenue. Just hours before the survey closed, it had gathered more than 700 responses, …
Fri., July 27, 2018
A former Alaska Airlines pilot who flew a passenger plane while drunk has been sentenced in California to a year and a day in federal prison.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
Two rural Eastern Washington international border crossings that see among the fewest crossings in the state will have their hours cut following a decision by the U.S. Customs and Border …
Wed., July 25, 2018
Highways won’t cure Washington state’s traffic woes and preventing congestion is impossible, said Roger Millar, head of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Mon., July 23, 2018
Brent Toderian, a former city planner in Vancouver, B.C., and Calgary, as well as a prominent urban thinker and consultant, shared his perspective on Spokane’s infrastructure last week.
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.