Stories tagged: transportation
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
Lufthansa cancels flights as strike hits Munich, Frankfurt
Lufthansa has cancelled 895 flights scheduled for Wednesday from six German airports as government workers call short-term strikes in the run-up to wage discussions later this week.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 7:55 A.M.
French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country
A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the …
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
Dubai wants 25 percent of all car trips driverless by 2030
Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct is set to close for two weeks starting Friday and transportation officials are urging commuters to plan ahead.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 9:28 A.M.
New 520 bridge now open to traffic in both directions
The new State Route 520 floating bridge over Lake Washington in Seattle has opened to traffic in both directions.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
Spokane City Council drops push for transit vote
Last week’s decision to place a transit expansion measure on the November ballot has caused the Spokane City Council to back down from its own transit-improvement measure.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
EWU installs electric vehicle charging stations
EWU unveiled its new Level 2 vehicle charging stations on Friday, Earth Day
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
Uber to pay up to $100M in lawsuits with drivers
Uber will pay up to $100 million to drivers who had sought to be classified as employees, settling two lawsuits that posed a threat to the company’s on-demand business model, …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 10:52 A.M.
Pennsylvania fines Uber $11M for operating without approval
Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on Thursday – a record for the utility commission – for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said …
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 10:56 A.M.
Montana to create rail safety plan after critical audit
Montana’s Public Service Commission is giving its staff six months to complete a rail safety risk assessment and plan after a report criticized the agency for not having one.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 8:38 A.M.
VW owners seek trial if there’s no fix in emissions case
Lawyers for thousands of people who own diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests are asking a judge to order repairs and compensation if the company doesn’t agree to a …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 1:57 P.M.
Doug Clark: Hillyard residents, use oil slick to your advantage
Doug Clark: Just when it looked like the long-awaited north/south freeway would actually be finished, the Hillyard Doom Plume surfaces.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns
Faced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival Corp. announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
Public asked to weigh in on 75-mph speed limit on I-90
The Washington state Department of Transportation is holding two public meetings this week on a proposal to raise the speed limit on a segment of Interstate 90 through the Columbia …
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016, 4 A.M.
Contaminated site could send North Spokane Corridor soaring over Hillyard
The North Spokane Corridor freeway has hit a roadblock in Hillyard where historic rail operations left a spill of bunker-C oil floating on the aquifer 170 feet underground.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016, 9:13 A.M.
Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport nears money goal
The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is preparing for construction this summer on the realignment of its main runway and is inching closer to its high-end local match goal of $9.6 million …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 4:05 P.M.
75 mph speed limit on part of I-90 considered by state
Washington is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise speed limits on a roughly 100-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in eastern Washington.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 1:08 P.M.
Airlines boost on-time performance, cancel fewer flights
The government says more flights are arriving on time, airlines are canceling fewer flights, but passengers’ complaints are still rising.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Plane makes emergency landing in Portland
An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016, 5:10 A.M.
Monroe Street’s eastbound I-90 on-ramp closing through April 22
Spokane drivers headed east on I-90 from downtown will have limited access with the closure of the eastbound onramp at Monroe Street through April 22
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 4:16 P.M.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the …
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 3:09 P.M.
Sinkholes a concern as Seattle tunnel machine continues work
As Seattle’s tunnel project prepares to bore beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct, city and state officials are worried about growing sinkhole risks.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 3:05 P.M.
13 SC Boeing workers charged with state income tax evasion
Officials with the South Carolina Department of Revenue expect more arrests after 13 Boeing workers were charged with evading state income taxes.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to immediately retrain track workers on basic safety rules after a passenger train struck and killed two Amtrak employees near Philadelphia.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
Senate refuses to stop airlines from shrinking seat sizes
The Senate is refusing to come to the aid of airline passengers squeezed by the ever-shrinking size of their seats.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8:07 A.M.
Bus carrying Gregg Allman crew crashes, 3 hurt
A tour spokesman for Gregg Allman’s band says three crew members have been injured when a bus went off Interstate 77 in West Virginia.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
Oil freeze deal likely to be reached, Kuwaiti OPEC official says
Kuwait’s OPEC governor is saying members of the oil cartel and other producing countries likely will reach a deal later this month to freeze production as crude prices sit below …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:19 A.M.
Class-action lawsuit challenges no-fly list
A Muslim civil rights group filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Americans who have been placed on the no-fly watch list. The suit seeks unspecified monetary …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:07 A.M.
Port of Bellingham to pay $16 million to injured ferry worker
The Port of Bellingham has been ordered to pay $16 million to an Alaska ferries employee who was injured while operating a faulty loading ramp at the port’s cruise terminal.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 7:48 A.M.
Carjacking leads to chase, crash in Seattle’s I-90 tunnel
SEATTLE – An early morning carjacking led to a high-speed chase and a crash in the Interstate 90 tunnel that closed eastbound lanes for hours. KOMO-TV reported that it all …