Stories tagged: transportation
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Two sweeping transportation funding bills introduced in Idaho
Two sweeping transportation funding proposals were introduced in the Idaho Legislature on Friday, providing a first look at what legislative leaders will spend their time doing in the final weeks …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Portland to investigate Uber scheme to thwart regulators
Officials in Portland called for an investigation into whether Uber used software to identify and reject hails from city code enforcers.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
State Senate votes to ban holding phones while driving
A bill that bans holding an electronic device while driving to reduce distracted driving incidents passed in the Washington state Senate Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
Getting There: North Monroe Street will get temporary striping for three lanes
Spokane city officials last week said they plan to put temporary striping on North Monroe Street to show how a three-lane configuration would work.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
U.S. airport pat-downs are about to get more invasive
While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now, those have been eliminated, replaced …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Seattle’s tunneling machine Bertha veers off course
Recent surveys have found that Seattle’s new highway tunnel is a few inches off course and digging has stopped until next week while more measurements are made.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Alaska Air, reversing course, will hire baggage handlers it outsourced
Alaska Airlines is taking its baggage-handling contract at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport away from Menzies Aviation and giving it to a new Alaska Air subsidiary, McGee Air Services.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Icy winter pushes WSDOT’s road salt budget into the red
Washington state Department of Transportation officials are asking lawmakers to put an extra $5 million into the department’s current snow-and-ice removal budget to cover costs incurred this winter.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Taco truck serves highway lunch for stranded Seattle drivers
A taco truck that became stranded in a massive Seattle traffic jam came to the rescue of hungry drivers by opening up and serving lunch on the interstate.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Dworshak Dam’s safety rating climbs
Like the water behind it, Dworshak Dam’s safety rating is slowly climbing. Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that Dworshak is now ranked at “low risk” …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Propane truck rollover closes major highways in Seattle
A tanker truck carrying propane rolled over on a major Seattle highway, causing traffic headaches and concerns about a hazardous materials spill.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Plans to widen heavily used road between Meridian, Caldwell
Plans are in the works to widen one of the Treasure Valley’s most heavily traveled roads between Meridian and Caldwell.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Bigger crews, new equipment and materials called in to combat Spokane’s potholes
Mayor David Condon said residents deserved a more concentrated approach to repairing the city’s pothole problem, during a news conference Friday. Workers from the sewer and water departments will be …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Spokane Valley gets first look at cheaper plans for the Barker Road Grade Separation – developed in 2014
Cheaper plans for the Barker Road Grade Separation – developed in 2014 – were discovered at Spokane Valley City Hall and presented to the council for the first time.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Slides close Highway 101 south of Cannon Beach
A landslide has closed U.S. Highway 101 in both directions 5 miles south of Cannon Beach.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Three young people killed in rural Oregon crash
Authorities say three young people died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in a rural community southeast of Portland.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Coeur d’Alene includes two roundabouts in Seltice Way project
Construction on the 3-mile revitalization of Seltice Way on the west end of Coeur d’Alene is expected to begin this year.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 8 a.m.
Doug Clark: They’re not potholes, they’re Spokane pits of opportunity
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what bits of constructive criticism former streets director Mark Serbousek might leave for his successor, as Spokane grapples with its seemingly endless pothole problem.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Speeding bill headed to Idaho Senate
Legislation allowing drivers to speed while passing other vehicles on some highways faced few road bumps getting out of the Idaho House.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade
A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Idaho House panel backs shifting funds from ISP to roads
An Idaho House panel voted 10-7 on Tuesday in favor of legislation to phase out, over five years, the more than $17 million in highway funds that currently go to …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
BRIEF: I-90 eastbound to close near Snoqualmie Pass overnight
Eastbound lanes of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass will be closed intermittently overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, the state Department of Transportation announced.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Stormwater tank work at Sprague and Adams will cause road closure
Construction of a huge new stormwater collection tank will cause the closure of Sprague Avenue at Jefferson Street starting on Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Distracted driving penalties could increase statewide
Lawmakers heard emotional testimony this week from people who lost friends and family members in car accidents caused by drivers distracted by their phones. They are among many who want …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
All three of of Washington State’s three main east-west mountain passes reopened Friday afternoon after lengthy closures
All three of of Washington State’s three main east-west mountain passes were reopened Friday afternoon after lengthy closures. All lanes of I-90 going over Snoqualmie Pass reopened late Friday morning.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
American flight diverted to St. Louis checked for bombs
Bomb-sniffing dogs are checking an American Airlines plane that was diverted to Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Northeast hit by its biggest snowstorm of the winter
The biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter dropped a foot or more of snow along the New York-to-Boston corridor Thursday, turning roads treacherous, grounding flights and giving millions …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Avalanche danger closes major mountain passes in Washington
The latest storm in Washington brought enough snow to shut down three main mountain passes over the Cascade Range due to avalanche danger, and was blamed for at least one …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Lobbyist: Trump supports privatizing air traffic control
President Donald Trump says he wants airline travelers to have the best service with minimal delays. Trump is speaking at the start of a meeting with the chief executives of …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Snow to change to rain overnight in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene
The snow that arrived Wednesday is going to change over to rain in many lower elevations of the Spokane region overnight