Stories tagged: transportation
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:08 a.m.
Getting There: Near completion but yet unfinished, two major street projects go to rest for the winter
Next year, motorists and cyclists alike will have two new routes leading to Spokane’s core – one a revamped piece of history, the other a new road where none existed …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
Spokane doesn’t have the hardest winters around. But we do have some of the trickiest winter driving.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 1:21 p.m.
Geiger Boulevard will get turning lane, new pavement, pedestrian and bike trail in preparation for Amazon
The federal government awarded Spokane County $14.3 million Thursday for a project to improve Geiger Boulevard in front of the Amazon fulfillment center being built just west of the city.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
With a doubling of traffic in 30 years, vehicles on I-90 in Spokane far exceed original design standards
Interstate 90 was designed to carry 50,000 vehicles on an average day. Today the busy highway cutting through Spokane carries 120,000 vehicles a day.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Spokane city planners back controversial road through South Hill housing project; developer plans to fight
Jim Frank of Greenstone Homes, the firm behind the Kendall Yards development and a similar project proposed for the South Hill at 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard on the South …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
Residents of Peaceful Valley whose commutes have been disrupted by roadwork these past several months may take solace in the earlier chapters of their neighborhood’s history, when residents faced far …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018
Another hysterical Chicken Little has joined the chorus against studded tires: the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Authorities have closed Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass because of vehicles spinouts in snowy conditions.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Getting There: The winter gear you need as you climb Sherman Pass on your way to Thanksgiving dinner
Not much is known about the first Thanksgiving, despite the myths we’ve built up around the holiday celebrating gratitude, friends, family and fall.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Almost half of more than 1,000 consumers surveyed do not enjoy most of the time they spend driving, said a study by Arity, a Chicago-based transportation technology and data company …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The pilot program that filled Spokane with hundreds of Lime scooters and bikes ended Friday. The city and company called the bike-share program a local success and look forward to …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Spokane County has started construction on the Saltese Flats wetland restoration project that will provide educational and recreational opportunities for residents. The restoration project, located west of the Saltese Uplands …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
The city of Spokane Valley has hired a lobbyist to help the city secure federal transportation funding for future rail projects.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Flu death toll rises, but theaters hope for end to ban on public gatherings
Spokane’s theaters were making plans to open after a nearly month-long closure due to the outbreak of the Spanish flu.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:45 a.m.
Getting There: Yielding and merging onto freeway aren’t the same. (You should know with changes coming to I-90.)
Little known fact: Those yield signs that motorists face when joining highway traffic? They mean yield.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
Seers don’t generally gaze into the pavement to tell the future. Such visions are better found in a crystal ball, the bottom of a tea cup or in the palm …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
Two agreements were approved by the Spokane City Council Monday, clearing the way for completion of Martin Luther King Jr. Way on the east end of downtown.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Say hello to the Bigelow Gulch Urban Connector. Or at least, the beginning of the connector.
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