Stories tagged: transportation
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
AutoNation targets used-car market with new no-haggle prices
Used-car buyers want no-haggle prices and a brand they can trust, AutoNation’s research shows. So the country’s largest auto retailer on Friday rolled out a “one price” strategy and a …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
At least 1 killed in collapse of Italy highway overpass
An overpass north of Milan has collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying an oversized load just hours after highway authorities say they requested the road’s immediate closure.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Amtrak settles claims for 2015 fatal derailment for $265 million
Federal district Judge Legrome Davis on Thursday signed off on a $265 million settlement of claims against Amtrak for the derailment in Philadelphia of a commuter train on May 12, …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
Apple said to develop car operating system in BlackBerry country
Apple has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Beer run! Uber’s self-driving truck makes its first commercial delivery
The first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck was a beer run. Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving trucking unit, Otto, said Tuesday it partnered with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. to carry …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Pierce Transit to test ride-hailing service to fill bus gaps
Pierce Transit is exploring the use of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft and traditional taxis to connect people to bus lines.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
University District pedestrian and bicycle bridge celebrated Monday, with construction to start in spring
New University District pedestrian and bicycle bridge could become a Spokane landmark.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
Getting There: Hillyard oil contamination puts roadblock in plans for North Spokane Corridor
Oil contamination in the old rail yard in Hillyard is causing problems for the future route of the North Spokane Corridor.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
Bryant offers more engaged leadership
Gov. Jay Inslee has a sunny re-election pitch: Economy has rebounded; big investments in education and transportation; definitive action on climate change. And while much of that occurred while he …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Colombia’s largest airline cancels flights to Caracas
Colombia’s largest airline has cancelled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela’s air force.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Tesla may enter ride-hailing business next year
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses. The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Tesla equipping cars to drive completely on their own
Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Break in weather allows for asphalt paving on big downtown project
Dry and partly sunny weather on Wednesday gave construction workers a chance to lay a substantial amount of asphalt pavement over torn up streets in downtown Spokane
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
State sees roundabouts as answer to congestion at Medical Lake interchange
The state is proposing three roundabouts for the Medical Lake interchange on Interstate 90 and two roundabouts at the Geiger Boulevard interchange.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
Spokane goes round and round on roundabouts
Traffic roundabouts may draw the ire of drivers, but reduce accidents and allow more cars to pass through busy intersections.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Getting There: Major roadwork heading into final phases
Major road projects around the Inland Northwest are moving into their final phases while some projects reach completion
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Heavier loads proposed for U.S. Highway 95 from Canadian border to Coeur d’Alene
Bigger trucks with heavier loads are proposed for U.S. Highway 95 and several other highways in North Idaho.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Hurricane Matthew: Airlines offering travel waivers because of storm
Airlines are canceling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Highway 12 megaloads worry Idaho tribe
A stand against future oversized shipments on U.S. Highway 12 is being called for by some Nez Perce tribal members.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
No diesels need apply: Electric cars rule at Paris show
Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show , held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place to show off new zero-emission …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016
Getting There: STA moves to buy land for West Plains Transit Center
The Spokane Transit Authority board last week voted unanimously to buy 10.5 acres of land for a West Plains Transit Center next to Interstate 90
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
World’s airlines on pace to pocket record $39 billion in profits
Alexandre de Juniac, director-general of the International Air Transport Association, told a gathering in Singapore on Thursday that the $39.4 billion in net profit for 2016 represents the second year …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Historic Ford Tri-Motor airplane lands in Spokane, will be visible in the skies this weekend
A historic Ford Tri-Motor landed at Felts Field in Spokane, and was taken to a hangar for its 100-hour routine inspection. But it should be out flying on Saturday and …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Fuel-economy rules threaten 1 million-plus U.S. jobs, study says
More than 1.1 million U.S. workers would lose their jobs because of tougher fuel-economy regulations coming next decade if prices at the gasoline pump remain low in America, a new …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
SR 520 bridge demolition investigation sought
A group of neighbors near the old State Route 520 bridge are asking for federal intervention before the floating bridge is completely demolished.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Free parking after 5 p.m. in downtown Spokane road construction zone
Parking meters within the Lincoln and Monroe Street construction zone in downtown Spokane are now free after 5 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Seattle tech veterans propose driverless stretch of Interstate 5
If you have nightmares about robots taking over the world, here’s something that might really scare you: some tech industry veterans in Seattle want to ban human drivers from a …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
New Jersey Gov. Christie was told about plan to close bridge lanes
A federal prosecutor told jurors Monday that a witness will testify that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told about a plan to close traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
East Valley School District could give up $1.5 million in levy money due to clerical error
Due to a a clerical error the East Valley School District failed to collect half of a $3 million transportation levy taxpayers approved in April 2015.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 7 p.m.
Torn-up Spokane streets blamed for several falls
Spokane City Hall is responding to reports of people falling on torn up streets and sidewalks downtown by bringing in emergency lighting