Stories tagged: transportation
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 2:11 P.M.
Woman killed, 6 others hurt when Chicago-area commuter train hits car
A woman was killed and another person injured Monday morning after a car they were in collided with a southbound Chicago Transit Authority Yellow Line train at a grade crossing …
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
Idaho launches its first emphasis patrol to combat texting and driving
Idaho this month is joining Washington state in putting on emphasis patrols to stop texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016, 8:19 P.M.
Passenger flights to resume Sunday in Brussels
A partial, symbolic airline service will begin Sunday at Brussels Airport after a 12-day shutdown of passenger service caused by a deadly bombing attack, the airport’s chief executive said Saturday.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 11:24 A.M.
Studded tires need to be removed today
State transportation officials say Thursday is the last day for Washington and Oregon drivers to remove their studded tires or face an expensive ticket. Studded tires can wear down pavement, …
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 10:52 A.M.
New 520 bridge on display before it opens to traffic
Cyclists and pedestrians will have a chance to explore the new State Route 520 floating this weekend before the structure opens to vehicle traffic.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 10:50 A.M.
Glacier National Park snow plowing set to start Friday
Glacier National Park road crews are getting ready to begin plowing snow.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 4:21 P.M.
Mexico City temporarily restricts all cars after smog alert
Metropolitan authorities on Wednesday temporarily ordered all cars to remain idle one day a week in response to this notoriously smoggy capital’s worst air-quality crisis in over a decade.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 2:55 P.M.
Lockheed’s new blimp-like hybrid airships going first to British firm
A British aviation company will be the first customer for Lockheed Martin’s blimp-like hybrid airships.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 8:34 P.M.
Boeing’s Washington job cuts could be in the thousands, report says
The Boeing Co. is reportedly taking steps to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce in Washington state.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 10 P.M.
Ex-cabinet minister dies in Quebec plane crash
A small plane has crashed killing seven people in eastern Quebec.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 11:44 A.M.
GM recalls nearly 6,300 police cars for steering problem
General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars in the U.S. because the electric power-assisted steering can fail.
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016, 1 A.M.
STA Plaza renovation to start in April
The long-awaited renovation of the STA Plaza will begin in April and take about a year to complete.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, 5 P.M.
South Hill slowdown: Road work on Monroe will turn Lincoln into a two-way street starting Monday
Monroe Street on the lower South Hill is undergoing a temporary closure starting Monday.
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016, 4:03 P.M.
STA considering new funding for downtown police officer
STA is considering renewing an agreement to fund a downtown Spokane police officer, police officials told Spokane’s Public Safety Committee Monday.
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
Getting There: STA board split over transit expansion
Spokane Transit board members are split over a sakes tax increase to fund buses and a new central city trolley line
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 1:42 P.M.
Entire D.C. subway to shut down for inspections, official says
An official briefed on the decision says the entire Washington, D.C., subway system will shut down for at least 29 hours to inspect electrical components on the tracks.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 9:46 A.M.
Seattle to buy, expand city’s struggling bike-share program
Seattle officials have decided to take over the underused Pronto bike share program for $1.4 million with plans to expand the program next year.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 9:42 A.M.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to temporarily shut down for avalanche control
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass will be shut down this morning for avalanche control work, according to the state Department of Transportation.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 7:56 A.M.
Link light rail extension to UW, Capitol Hill opens Saturday
SEATTLE – A new 3-mile segment of Link light rail is scheduled to open Saturday, adding travel from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle and the airport. Sound Transit …
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 8:31 A.M.
After false start, new GM ignition switch trial set to start
Weeks after the first New York trial over General Motors’ faulty ignition switch controversy ended prematurely, a new one is set to start.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 7:36 A.M.
130 vehicles were involved in North Carolina interstate pileup
A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper says more than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of wrecks on Interstate 40 but no serious injuries were reported.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 7:06 A.M.
4 killed in plane crash near Idaho-Wyoming border
Authorities say four people have died after a small plane crashed near the Palisades Reservoir along the Idaho-Wyoming border.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
Getting There: American Airlines counter, terminal moving at Spokane airport
American Airlines is moving its ticket counter and gate to the C Concourse at Spokane International Airport
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016, 7:19 P.M.
Spokane misses cut for $50 million Smart Cities grant
Spokane is out of the running for a $50 million award to upgrade its transportation systems with 21st-century technology. Both Spokane and Seattle entered the U.S. Transportation Department’s Smart Cities …
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 7:53 A.M.
Trucker accused of using fishing line in toll scam
Port Authority police say a truck driver used fishing line to flip his license plate in a bid to avoid paying tolls at the George Washington Bridge.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 1:45 P.M.
Canadian Pacific hopes Norfolk Southern OKs merger talks
Canadian Pacific’s appeal to Norfolk Southern shareholders and regulators likely represents the railroad’s last effort to acquire its rival.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 11:34 A.M.
Amazon leases 20 jets to build out logistics network
Amazon is taking to the skies. The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 11:34 A.M.
Bend voters reject proposal to raise gas tax, improve roads
Bend voters have rejected the city’s plan to raise gas tax to pay for road improvements.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
Online prank renames Portland bridge after Jean-Luc Picard
A new Portland bridge got a new name this week – at least on Google Maps.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 10:01 A.M.
California high-speed rail project can proceed, judge says
A judge has ruled that California’s plans for a $64 billion, high-speed rail system do not violate promises made to voters when they approved state financing for the project.