Stories tagged: transportation
Wed., April 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Support the North Monroe project – have breakfast or get a haircut
Businesses along North Monroe could use some extra customers during these next few months with the big road reconstruction project now underway.
Mon., April 23, 2018
Getting There: Spokane is booming. Time to figure out parking.
The last time the city of Spokane did a parking study might as well have been 1,000 years ago. It was 2010. There was no Kendall Yards. There was no …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
New roundabout and bridge to be built on Trent as part of U-District road project
A new roundabout, followed by a bridge replacement project, will disrupt the commute of about 11,000 drivers daily using Trent Avenue east of downtown during the next year.
Mon., April 9, 2018
Getting There: This week, spare a thought for the folks in orange
This week, April 9 to 13, is National Work Zone Safety Week. While motorists should always be extra vigilant when people are near traffic lanes, this week is the time …
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 12:34 p.m.
Truck meets bridge: The story behind Spokane’s much-scarred overpasses
struggle plays out frequently in downtown Spokane – about once every three months on Stevens Street, in fact. Below that 11-foot-6-inch railway viaduct you can watch the conflict in real …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
Amtrak grades host railroads for delays to passenger service
In terms of causing fewer train delays, Amtrak’s host railroads in the Pacific Northwest performed pretty well last year, especially compared with other companies around the United States and Canada.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Major renovation, expansion planned for Spokane International Airport
Spokane International Airport officials are moving forward with a $130 million reconstruction project to meet passenger growth by expanding terminals, remodeling security checkpoints and adding a central baggage claim hall.
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
Seattle mayor proposes road tolls for downtown streets
Seattle is looking at road tolls for downtown streets as part of a broader initiative to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Wednesday.
Tue., March 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Monroe Street work begins next week as road construction season kicks off
The lane reduction project, which has sparked some controversy along the 1.1-mile stretch of road leading from Spokane’s downtown to the Garland District, is scheduled to begin work next week. …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Transportation projects in Spokane area poised to benefit from federal spending bill
The federal spending bill President Donald Trump signed last week plowed billions more dollars into transportation projects such as public transit, highways and rail, including some local projects in the …
Mon., March 26, 2018
Getting There: Historic bridge on Trent soon to be removed
After 108 years, the historic East Olive Avenue Bridge is a goner.
Mon., March 19, 2018
Getting There: City marks 125 years of bikeways as routes expand
Pop the bubbly, roll up your pant leg and straddle that saddle, because in 2018 we celebrate.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
Construction starts on new overpass at Bigelow Gulch and Forker
A $9.4 million project to improve safety and congestion at Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads is underway after almost 20 years of planning.
Mon., March 12, 2018
Getting There: The electric-vehicle buzz is real
More than 40 percent of the state’s carbon emissions come from our cars and trucks, thanks to the 60 billion miles we drove in 2016, the most recent data available …
Fri., March 2, 2018
Spokane Valley council members fear amendment from Rep. Matt Shea could imperil Barker Road bridge project
An amendment put forth by Rep. Matt Shea for the Washington State Senate 2017-19 transportation budget could potentially put the Spokane Valley’s Barker Road grade separation project in jeopardy.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Monroe ‘road diet’ gets first contract approval ahead of planned construction this spring
The Spokane City Council has put pen-to-paper on the first portion of work along North Monroe Street to reduce traffic lanes from four to two. The city expects work to …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Transport safety rules weakened under Trump
The government in 2016 proposed requiring that new heavy trucks have potentially life-saving software that would electronically limit speeds. But now, like many other safety rules in the works before …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Getting There: Cuts to federal grant funding could jeopardize future of Central City Line
The sleek Central City Line is supposed to signal the future of Spokane transit, but now, three-quarters of the $72 million needed to build the line is under threat by …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
BNSF to double track on line linking Spokane Valley to Hauser, Idaho
As part of its 2018 capital expenditure plan to invest $160 million for infrastructure improvements in Washington state, BNSF Railway Co. is planning to upgrade its rail lines by installing …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 6:39 a.m.
WSP troopers write 878 tickets for distracted driving in first month of Washington’s E-DUI law
When Washington’s E-DUI law went into effect in June, police officers, deputies, and state troopers hoped drivers would think twice before reaching for their phones.
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018
Getting There: Look to the sky, because the North Spokane Corridor is happening
If you haven’t heard of the Skyway, now’s the time to listen. Beginning just north of the Spokane River, this elevated southern end of the North Spokane Corridor will fly …
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Regal Elementary students suggest alternative use for school zone cameras to capture speeders
Aron Watts’ sixth-grade class told two members of the Spokane City Council on Thursday they should consider rewarding obedient drivers for traveling at posted speed limits through school zones. The …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Trump calls for $200 billion for infrastructure spending nationwide; Washington needs $140 billion
Washington’s roads and bridges need nearly $140 billion in investments, but it’s unclear what Eastern Washington could get out of President Trump’s infrastructure plan.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Getting There: Don’t sweat the Spokane traffic
Spokane motorists spent about 15 hours in congestion last year, according to the
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:56 p.m.
Railroad crossing upgraded year after fatal wreck
A railroad crossing in Post Falls has been upgraded with additional safety features a year after a wreck between a car and a train killed a 15-year-old girl.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
Getting There: Riverside Avenue redevelopment could take a lesson from the past
Riverside Avenue may soon be a very modern street. As the once-bustling street gets in line for its turn at the roadwork currently reshaping Spokane’s commutes, it will be the …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
Getting There: Top road construction projects of 2018
Spokane’s five key road construction projects this year cover a lot of ground: complete road renovations to new bikeways on an old highway to an interesting pilot project done in …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Getting There: High speed rail could link Spokane to Cascadia megaregion, but don’t cheer yet
Much like the Cascadia earthquake, the
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, …