Stories tagged: transportation
Thu., July 14, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Changes to North-South freeway suggested at transportation workshop
The idea of making the southern portion of the North Spokane Corridor a boulevard instead of a freeway surfaced at a workshop last week
Wed., July 13, 2016, 6 p.m.
Unbuckled seat belts the common denominator in rash of local traffic deaths
Eight people killed in car crashes in the Inland Northwest since early May had something in common: They weren’t wearing seat belts.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills
Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
Appeals Court opens door to more GM ignition switch lawsuits
A federal appeals court has decided that people injured in crashes caused by faulty General Motors Co. ignition switches can sue the company even if they were hurt before GM’s …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
I-82 rollover crash Tuesday near Zillah injured five
State troopers say all five occupants were injured when a Dodge Durango rolled on Interstate 82 near Zillah on Tuesday afternoon.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Boeing lands major deals at Farnborough International Airshow for new planes
EgyptAir is buying nine Boeing 737-800 airplanes, in a deal that has a list value of at $864 million.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
United Airlines writes off $412 million after losing Newark bulwark
Losing near-monopoly control over Newark Liberty International Airport is going to cost United Airlines $412 million, or $264 million after taxes.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Avista to begin installing electric vehicle chargers in homes, workplaces
Avista Utilities will start installing 272 free charging systems in Washington customers’ homes and workplaces and in public areas this month. The two-year pilot program will help the utility gather …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Slow progress seen on rupture-prone rail cars
Slow progress has been made on efforts to upgrade or replace tens of thousands of rupture-prone rail cars used to transport oil and ethanol, despite numerous fiery derailments that prompted …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
Inslee calls for timely walking inspections of rail lines
Gov. Jay Inslee is calling on federal regulators to issue an emergency order demanding railroads that haul Bakken crude send safety inspectors to physically walk the rail lines at least …
Mon., July 11, 2016
Spokane airport to see major traffic improvements
Spokane International Airport is about to undergo a major construction project on roads around the airport terminal
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
NTSB says Delta plane landed at wrong airport
A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 130 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Uber raises $1.15 billion in leveraged loan
Uber has reportedly raised $1.15 billion in a new high-yield loan that will allow the company to take advantage of low interest rates without diluting the equity of early investors.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Yellowstone on track for another record visitation year
Yellowstone National Park has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors this year, a 10 percent increase over the same time in 2015.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Crash deaths far worse in U.S. than other affluent countries
Traffic deaths are down, but a new report shows fatalities on the road are still a bigger problem in the United States than in other affluent countries.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Expensive changes haunt the Sullivan Bridge project
The replacement of the Sullivan Road Bridge over the Spokane River has hit a few hurdles, most of them related to a design error committed by contractor CH2M.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
11 dead in bus accident on Mexico’s Caribbean coast
Eleven tourists, all apparently Mexican citizens, were killed in a bus crash Monday on a highway south of the resort town of Tulum.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Fire east of Cle Elum contained, State Route 10 reopens
Emergency responders will continue mop-up operations today on a smoldering 45-acre fire site about 5 miles east of Cle Elum, which had been fully contained Sunday but not controlled.
Mon., July 4, 2016
Getting There: Road projects kick into high gear this week
Road construction work in the Spokane region kicks into a higher gear with more projects getting underway
Sat., July 2, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Florida authorities say 5 dead, 25 injured in Florida crash
The Florida Highway Patrol says four people were killed and 24 were injured when a bus and tractor trailer collided on a highway in the Panhandle.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
17 killed in multi-vehicle crash on Uganda highway
A police official says at least 17 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway in Uganda.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
China bus falls off expressway after tire bursts, killing 26
An overnight sleeper bus in northern China fell off an expressway into a ditch after a tire burst, killing 26 people, officials said.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Vintage World War ll aircraft land in Yakima
A small collection of vintage World War II airplanes has begun landing at the Yakima Air Terminal for a three day visit.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Cities must make roads safe for bicycles, appeals court rules
A Washington state appeals court has ruled cities must provide safe roadways for all traffic, including bicycles.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
State regulators fine railroad transportation company
Washington state transportation safety regulators have fined a company that provides rides for railroad crews more than $170,000 for repeat safety violations.
Mon., June 27, 2016
State seeking input on Trent Avenue bridge replacement
The state transportation department is seeking public input on Wednesday on a replacement of the Trent Avenue bridge over the Spokane River just east of Hamilton Street
Wed., June 22, 2016
New midstreet parking, planters coming to Spokane’s Main Avenue
A pair of projects this summer on West Main Avenue and Division Street will enhance pedestrian safety, increase on-street parking and add new amenities like planters and seating.
Wed., June 22, 2016
Citizen advisory committee to provide input on remake of North Monroe
A citizen advisory committee is being appointed to help guide plans for a remake of North Monroe Street from north of Indiana Avenue to the top of the North Hill
Tue., June 21, 2016, 10:04 p.m.
South Hill welcomes hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts at annual Summer Parkways event
Hundreds of eager bikers, health enthusiasts and young entrepreneurs flooded the South Hill’s Manito and Comstock neighborhoods for an evening of recreation and games.
Mon., June 20, 2016
Getting There: Half of drivers OK with using cellphones
Nearly half of drivers in Washington and Oregon think it’s OK to use cellphones behind the wheel