Stories tagged: transportation
Mon., May 29, 2017, midnight
Getting There: 7th annual Neighbor Day arrives on Saturday at Felts Field
The seventh annual Felts Field Neighbor Day returns on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fri., May 26, 2017, midnight
Roadways should see lots of traffic through Memorial Day weekend
The Memorial Day weekend travel period got off to a start on Thursday with something very predictable - backups on Interstate 90 near Cle Elum.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
STA kicks off new Spokane Valley bus route
Spokane Transit Authority this week began a new Spokane Valley bus route under voter-approved STA expansion last fall
Mon., May 22, 2017, midnight
Getting There: I-90 to be free-flowing during upcoming holiday weekend
Barricades and lane restrictions are being removed from eastbound Interstate 90 this coming weekend to make room for Memorial Day traffic
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
$50 million worth of cars blew into Spokane on Wednesday
Some of the finest supercars and hypercars drove into Spokane for a pair of events on Wednesday.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Highway 20 over North Cascades opens
Highway 20 over the North Cascades opened to traffic Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Washington transportation budget has $127 million for Spokane projects
The state will spend more than $8 billion in the next two years on roads, bridges and mass transit projects with about $127 million of it coming to Spokane County.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Singapore shuts airport terminal after fire; flights delayed
A fire broke out Tuesday at Singapore’s Changi Airport, causing the closure of a terminal and lengthy delays as passengers and flights were moved, officials said.
Mon., May 15, 2017, midnight
State looking for ways to ease Interstate 90 congestion through Spokane
State transportation officials are looking for ways to head off traffic congestion on I-90 through Spokane
Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
What’s holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers
In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Eight big road projects could snarl traffic in Coeur d’Alene this work season
Eight big road projects in the Coeur d’Alene area are expected to snarl traffic from now through summer
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Boeing halts test flights of new plane over engine issue
Boeing is suspending test flights of a new commercial airplane because of possible problems with a key engine part.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Large rock slide closes highway near Washington-Oregon border
Oregon transportation officials say a large rockslide has closed a highway near the Washington-Oregon border.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
STA Plaza showing off its new look
A $5 million remodel of the STA Plaza is nearly complete.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 6:40 a.m.
I-90 construction near Altamont causing major eastbound, afternoon backups
As expected, construction work on eastbound Interstate 90 through downtown caused a major backup.
Mon., May 8, 2017, midnight
Getting There: I-90 construction squeezes eastbound traffic
Maintenance and repair work on the eastbound side of Interstate 90 will slow traffic leaving the downtown area starting Monday
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Mudslides halt rail traffic between Seattle and Portland
Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of rail traffic between Seattle and Portland.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
School bus cameras catch drivers who illegally pass
A school district in Washington that installed traffic-enforcement cameras on 15 school buses has begun to fine drivers after issuing warnings throughout April.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Inslee urges Southwest Washington to agree on an I-5 Bridge effort
Despite a lukewarm response from across the river after Washington lawmakers approved a measure to address the chronically congested crossing over the Columbia River, Gov. Jay Inslee is hopeful Oregon …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Passengers on Amtrak’s Empire Builder have a message for Congress: Don’t cut long-distance rail travel
Passengers on Amtrak’s Empire Builder have a message for Congress: Don’t cut long-distance rail travel.
Mon., May 1, 2017, midnight
Getting there: Work on I-90 certain to cause traffic backups
Work starts Monday on Interstate 90 near downtown and is certain to cause traffic backups and slowdowns.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Imagine zipping from Seattle to Portland by high-speed rail
The Pacific Northwest has long been united on many fronts. From Vancouver, B.C., to Seattle to Portland, government leaders often reflect their region’s progressive ethos.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
Report: Drugged driving bigger problem than drunken driving
Drug-impaired driving has become a bigger problem in the United States than drunken driving, and law enforcement officers need more training to identify it, while the public needs to know …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles
A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured nine others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 just north …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Agreement will keep Inchelium-Gifford ferry running
The ferry boat that operates between the Columbia River towns of Inchelium and Gifford in eastern Washington will continue operating this season.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 11 p.m.
North Monroe ‘road diet’ moves into design phase, despite business opposition
A recent door-to-door survey of businesses along the 1.1-mile stretch of North Monroe Street showed a majority of businesses oppose reducing lanes, but neighborhood and community support as well as …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Idaho board approves $150 million in bonds to address I-84
Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa.
Mon., April 24, 2017, midnight
Doomsday Hill gets a total remake
Construction of a stormwater holding tank along Doomsday Hill has resulted in a complete makeover of Pettet Drive.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Washington Legislature passes Columbia River bridge bill, but Oregon lawmakers busy
Last week, a bill addressing the Interstate 5 bridge between Washington and Oregon sailed out of the Washington Senate. But the message Washington lawmakers tried to send across the river …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Washington transportation budget has $75 million for North Spokane Corridor
Senate gives final approval to an $8.6 billion transportation budget with $127 million in projects inside Spokane County.