Stories tagged: transportation
Wed., May 11, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Region’s first fast-charging electric vehicle station to open at Dave Smith Nissan
The region’s first fast-charging electric vehicle station will open this weekend at Dave Smith Nissan of Spokane.
Mon., May 9, 2016
Getting There: Signal goes in at north end of Monroe bridge
Two projects at the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge are going to cause traffic slowdowns
Sat., May 7, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Self-driving cars could be on roads in 5 years, Fiat Chrysler CEO says
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says working with Google convinced him that self-driving technology is closer than he thought and could be on the road in five years.
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.
Sat., May 7, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
U.S. airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines
U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation’s airports. Now, they’re even asking passengers for help by sharing their …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 6:27 a.m.
DC’s subway to endure year of shutdowns and slowdowns
Washington’s beleaguered subway system will endure a year of rolling shutdowns and slowdowns in an effort to catch up on maintenance and improve safety and reliability.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Expansion joint on I-405 flattens tires during rush hour
A broken expansion joint on Interstate 405 near Factoria slowed traffic and caused a number of flat tires during rush hour.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Pullman-Moscow airport official: Terminal, parking lot upgrades needed
Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Director Tony Bean said the airport saw growth in 2014 and 2015 like it had never experienced since its opening in 1973 – and the trend is …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Driver had a monkey on his back even before he got arrested
A Washington state driver who had a monkey on his back wound up with handcuffs on his wrists.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Washington tolling system needs improvement, audit says
Washington’s electronic tolling system doesn’t have important functions that would help it process, collect and report tolls, according to a state audit released on Wednesday.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
Study: First-class cabin increases chances of ‘air rage’ among some passengers
If you’ve felt your blood pressure rise after seeing passengers being served champagne on the tarmac while you’re fighting for overhead space in coach, you are not alone.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Tacoma light rail to remain free after major donation
The Tacoma light rail will remain free after a major donation from the Tacoma Business Improvement Area.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations
Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 5:36 a.m.
Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares
No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares – even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks, source says
Fiat Chrysler and Google’s self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership. The talks were confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the discussions. The person …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Bird strike leaves large dent on jetliner’s nose
Officials say a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff after a bird strike left a large dent on the jetliner’s nose.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks
Seattle commuters are bracing for a two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct by adjusting work schedules or making plans to bike, bus or take other transportation to work.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
Ford recalls pickups, SUVs, cars to fix transmissions
Ford is recalling nearly 202,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars in North America because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Chinook Pass aiming for Memorial Day reopening
Chinook Pass should reopen for Memorial Day weekend after being closed for the winter. That’s the date the state Department of Transportation targets each year. Some years it’s later and …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Lufthansa cancels flights as strike hits Munich, Frankfurt
Lufthansa has cancelled 895 flights scheduled for Wednesday from six German airports as government workers call short-term strikes in the run-up to wage discussions later this week.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country
A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Dubai wants 25 percent of all car trips driverless by 2030
Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct is set to close for two weeks starting Friday and transportation officials are urging commuters to plan ahead.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
New 520 bridge now open to traffic in both directions
The new State Route 520 floating bridge over Lake Washington in Seattle has opened to traffic in both directions.
Mon., April 25, 2016
Spokane City Council drops push for transit vote
Last week’s decision to place a transit expansion measure on the November ballot has caused the Spokane City Council to back down from its own transit-improvement measure.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
EWU installs electric vehicle charging stations
EWU unveiled its new Level 2 vehicle charging stations on Friday, Earth Day
Fri., April 22, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Uber to pay up to $100M in lawsuits with drivers
Uber will pay up to $100 million to drivers who had sought to be classified as employees, settling two lawsuits that posed a threat to the company’s on-demand business model, …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Pennsylvania fines Uber $11M for operating without approval
Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on Thursday – a record for the utility commission – for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Montana to create rail safety plan after critical audit
Montana’s Public Service Commission is giving its staff six months to complete a rail safety risk assessment and plan after a report criticized the agency for not having one.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
VW owners seek trial if there’s no fix in emissions case
Lawyers for thousands of people who own diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests are asking a judge to order repairs and compensation if the company doesn’t agree to a …