Stories tagged: transportation
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Canada: 2 hurt in near miss involving plane, suspected drone
Officials say a Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto’s island airport took evasive action to avoid a suspected drone, injuring two flight attendants.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
Lufthansa pilots’ union threatens strike in dispute over pay
union representing pilots at Germany airline Lufthansa is threatening renewed strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
Nebraska senator moonlights as driver for ride-sharing Uber
A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
Getting There: Time to get ready for winter driving
As winter and the holidays draw near, there is an important type of preparation worth undertaking: getting ready for winter driving.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
New signs at dangerous intersections warn motorists of cross traffic on Highways 2 and 395
Three new warning signs with yellow flashing lights are now operating on north Spokane County highways to improve safety
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Philly’s weeklong transit strike over with tentative deal
Philadelphia’s weeklong transit strike is over. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing about 4,700 transit workers announced a tentative agreement early Monday.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
Getting There: Angle parking on West Main may be a look of the future
The new angle parking on West Main Avenue in downtown Spokane may be the first of many street parking changes
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Red-light cameras save children’s lives, study finds
A new study suggests that red-light cameras save children’s lives. The study – which was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference, which was Oct. 22-25 in San …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Driver in 2-bus Baltimore crash wasn’t authorized to drive school bus
The driver of a Baltimore school bus involved in a deadly crash with a commuter bus wasn’t authorized to drive the vehicle because his medical certification had expired, the Maryland …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
WiFi on Amtrak’s Acela Express trains shifts into faster gear
Amtrak officials say a recent upgrade will mean faster WiFi for passengers on its popular Acela Express trains.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
Baltimore school bus driver had traffic violation history
The Baltimore school bus driver who died along with five others in a collision with a commuter bus was found at fault in three traffic-related cases in the last eight …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Voters paved the way for 110 miles – and counting – of city street repairs
While people in many parts of the U.S. are concerned about crumbling streets, voters in the city of Spokane stepped up more than a decade ago and did something about …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Study finds racial discrimination by Uber, Lyft drivers
Drivers for Uber Technologies in Boston canceled rides for men with black-sounding names more than twice as often as for other men. Black people in Seattle using Uber and Lyft …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Eugene signs contract with bike rental company
The city of Eugene says it has signed a $1.2 million contract with a New York-based bike rental company.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
Getting There: Holidays to bring rush at Spokane airport
The upcoming holidays mark the busy season at Spokane International Airport
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.