Stories tagged: transportation
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
Washington state lawmakers are considering new laws and taxes to lower pollution as vehicle emissions testing ends this year.
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
The Spokane City Council abruptly voted Thursday to set aside $30,000 in the city’s budget to purchase the passes, which supporters said is necessary to provide transportation options for those …
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane parking study suggestion that may cause the most heartburn among motorists urges the city to increase on-street hourly rates.
Wed., March 6, 2019, 4 a.m.
Study calls for removal of left-turn barrier on 29th at Pittsburg, more street connections on South Hill
A traffic study of 29th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill recommends removing a center lane barrier at Pittsburg Street and extending Crestline Street to connect with Southeast Boulevard.
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
In a hard-fought victory over Mother Nature, road crews removed enough snow and ice to reopen a stretch of state Highway 27 north of Latah on Tuesday.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Washington Department of Transportation plans to start in June the construction of multiple roundabouts on both sides of the Interstate 90 freeway where it intersects with Highway 902 to …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
Most Pacific Northwesterners feel perfectly confident navigating roundabouts, according to a new poll of Oregon and Washington drivers from PEMCO Insurance, it’s just the other guy who needs to learn …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
City leaders hope to bring bike sharing back to Spokane by spring, but with a new set of rules for both companies and riders.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
Barker, Garland, Argonne are among the larger projects Spokane Vally will finish this year.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 7:14 a.m.
Shoveling snow from sidewalks can be a tough job, but for Spokane County plow drivers, removing it from the roads presents even greater challenges.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Although Spokane Valley’s roads may be cleared of snow faster this winter as the city speeds up plowing operations, it could mean more snow on the sidewalks.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Construction is expected to be underway this spring for several major Spokane County road projects, including Geiger Boulevard.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane County residents will soon see fewer snow berms in their driveways with the addition of two snow gates to the county’s fleet of graders.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Last month, with little forewarning, Martin Luther King Jr. Way finally opened for its full stretch, from Division Street to Trent Avenue.
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
Governing magazine this month examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, showing that between 2010 and 2017, annual nighttime pedestrian and cyclist deaths climbed 46 percent in the …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Spokane Valley is about to get another roundabout. This time road construction crews will build the roundabout at the Barker Road and I-90 interchange.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, noon
Critics have skewered the unimaginative name of the University District Gateway Bridge. And let’s be honest, “Centennial Trail” does nothing to describe the 61 miles of paved trail that follows …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
It’s been more than a week since the federal government went dark.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Christmas is upon us, and on this eve of all eves, there is just one question on everyone’s mind: What kind of rig does the man in red drive?
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Now that Lime and its electric scooters have come and gone, Spokane is back to being overrun with boring, old vehicles. You know the type: Sedans. Trucks. BMX bikes.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
After Spokane Valley successfully secured $19 million for the Barker Road project to construct an overpass separating vehicle and rail traffic, the city is now setting its sights on improving …
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.