Stories tagged: transportation
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Getting There: New traffic lane coming to Indian Trail
Fear not, commuters in northwest Spokane. Your extra traffic lane on Indian Trail is coming.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018
Getting There: Name this bridge that will become the University District’s gateway
The city of Spokane is currently seeking recommendations for what will become the University District Gateway Bridge’s true and official name. The call has been put out, by tweet, email, …
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018
Getting There: Notable transportation projects in 2017
The future of transportation is big, wild and fantastic.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
City says full city plow completed on schedule
Despite some heavy snowfall and adverse road conditions, Spokane successfully completed a full-city plow on schedule, city officials announced Sunday.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Passenger killed, driver injured in I-90 rollover
A driver was injured and a passenger killed after their car lost control and rolled off of Interstate 90 Friday morning.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Lincoln and Monroe work gets final approval after city shaves $103,000 from cost estimate
The final price tag for the two-year project that repaired utilities and repaved a 10-block stretch of the downtown couplet was lowered after some concern from the City Council they …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Getting There: Margaret Hurley forced state to take alternate route for north Spokane freeway
The late Margaret Hurley’s opposition to urban freeways was legendary.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Getting There: The woman who fought freeways
Margaret Hurley was Spokane’s freeway fighter who stopped the north-south route in the 1970s.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Valley City Council says advancing transportation projects remains a priority
Spokane Valley City Council met with Fourth District Legislators and lobbyists Tuesday afternoon to discuss items on its 2018 Legislative Agenda, placing among its priorities transportation funding for the Bridging …
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Getting There: Washington drivers wracked up 60 billion miles last year
Washington drivers logged more than 60 billion miles on public roadways in 2016.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Getting There: Gas taxes – soon to be marked on the pump – already stretched thin
If you like reading nutrition labels at the grocery store, you’ll love what’s coming to the state’s gas pumps.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Getting There: How about some love for roundabouts?
Roundabouts are safer, more efficient, cheaper and, let’s be honest, simply more elegant than conventional intersections. So why the hate?
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Then and now: Consolidated Freight Lines
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Getting There: City floats plan to phase parking lots out of downtown
12,658: That’s how many parking spaces there are in the city core, about 80 percent of which is off-street parking in privately-owned lots and garages.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Editorial: New way to finance roads needed
One concept being considered is to charge by miles traveled, rather than gasoline consumed. It would be a true user fee and all drivers would pay, regardless of how vehicles …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
Getting There: Ban studs to save the roads or keep them for safety?
The Washington State Department of Transportation estimates that studded tires cause up to $29 million in damage to state-owned roadways every year. And in the city of Spokane, where the …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Getting There: About those giant dirt piles…
The dirt piles along many main Spokane corridors come from the city’s massive project to stop sewage from entering the Spokane River, but the work is having an impact on …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Getting There: New East Sprague transit stops cut bus ‘dwell time’
The new transit stops on East Sprague look great, but it’s what they’re doing that has people at Spokane Transit Authority and the city excited.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
State may remove busy I-90 eastbound on-ramp at Walnut in downtown Spokane
Without the interstate at its end, the eastbound Walnut Street on-ramp might seem like a jump. A platoon of motorists sits at the red light, their collective engines revving, readying …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Resolution scrapping Monroe Street ‘road diet’ put on hold by City Council
A proposal brought forward by City Councilman Mike Fagan to keep Monroe Street a four-lane road was tabled Monday to determine what ramifications such a change would have on funding …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Getting there: Cyclists share the road
A few misconceptions about cycling: Bikes are guests on streets, which are for cars, and they should move out of the way of vehicles. Cyclists don’t pay gas taxes or …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Spokane police and fire chiefs push back on sheriff’s criticism of North Monroe project
Spokane’s police and fire chiefs said they are united in their support of a street renovation project on North Monroe Street, and do not share Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s concern that …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
Getting There: Pedestrians have right of way
At any intersection, crosswalk or not, people can step off the curb and walk across the street. Cars must stop for them. It’s the law.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
FAA investigating lasers flashed at Seattle-Tacoma pilots
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two separate incidences of lasers being flashed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport pilots.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Flights delayed around globe as booking system fails
Airlines worldwide were forced to delay flights Thursday as a global flight-bookings system operated by Amadeus IT Group suffered what the company called a “network issue.”
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Saudis far from unanimous over allowing women to drive
The morning after Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in opening its roads to female drivers, the top-trending hashtag among the kingdom’s Twitter users wasn’t supportive.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Knezovich warns North Monroe road project would impede evacuation of downtown Spokane during emergencies
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich waded into a contentious discussion about street design earlier this month by officially coming out against the planned street renovation on North Monroe, saying its redesign will …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Saudi Arabia government says it will allow women to drive
Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive in the kingdom, according to a royal decree issued in Riyadh on Tuesday that overturned one of the most widely criticized …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
U.S. beachgoers flee Maria as millions suffer in Puerto Rico
Thousands of visitors abandoned their beach vacations as high surf from a weakening Tropical Storm Maria pushed through dunes and under homes Tuesday in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
WSU scientists exploring alternatives to dense jet fuel
A research team at Washington State University is studying a process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants, according to a WSU News release.