Stories tagged: transportation
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, here’s what air travelers need to know
As Hurricane Harvey continued to intensify Friday, airlines have announced they will waive change fees for travelers whose plans may have included stops in and around cities in Texas. According …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Lynnwood light rail $500 million over budget, Sound Transit says
Soaring costs for labor, materials and land have plans for a light-rail extension to Lynnwood running $500 million over budget.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Judge clears way for Seattle rideshare drivers to unionize
For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Pullman airport offers $15.3 million for WSU land
The Washington State University Board of Regents will consider a $15.3 million land acquisition offer from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport during a meeting Wednesday.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Hurricane raises flooding, power loss fears for Texas oil refiners
The biggest fears for Texas refiners in the
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Seattle tunnel machine Bertha completed disassembled
The last piece of the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine has been lifted from its disassembly pit beneath Seattle.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes, studies show
Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Pedestrian bridge rises in Spokane’s University District
When complete, the $12 million suspension bridge will have a 120-foot-tall arch and connect downtown with the East Central neighborhood.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
China to again have one of the world’s fastest bullet trains
After cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world’s fastest.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Getting there: Road projects move ahead in Idaho
At least three major road projects in North Idaho are going to take their next steps starting this week.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane leaders scrap decades-old plan for Ferris campus arterial
Signaling shift towards alternative transportation, City Council drops two ‘auto-centric’ items from growth plan
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10 p.m.
Bus crash in China’s northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13
A long-distance passenger bus crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China’s northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others, official media reported Friday.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane driver beats city in pothole court case
Dwight Bailey, a retired investigator for the Washington State Gambling Commission, got a rejection letter like many other Spokane drivers this spring. He convinced a small claims court judge the …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Guerrilla bike lane appears in Spokane
City officials aren’t too concerned about the rogue paint job, but it seems unlikely to remain.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Canada’s infrastructure projects take off while U.S. plans sputter
Six weeks ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Montreal to announce that his government would be investing 1.3 billion Canadian dollars in a new commuter train network for the …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Port of Moses Lake gets grant to finish railroad
The Port of Moses Lake was awarded a $9.9 million federal grant allowing the port to complete a railroad project that will increase the ability to ship freight into and …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Getting There: Patience drivers, road construction continues in Spokane and surrounding areas
A spate of construction projects in Spokane and the surrounding region continues to slow traffic.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Washington woman tells police ride-sharing driver raped her
A Washington woman told police that a ride-sharing driver took her to an apartment and raped her after canceling her destination.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Legalizing recreational marijuana could boost crash rates, safety group warns
A traffic safety organization is warning that two recent studies suggest that legalizing recreational marijuana could lead to an increase in crashes, including deadly ones.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
More travelers using Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport
Federal officials say passenger boardings increased about 21.5 percent at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport between 2015 and 2016.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Outdoor recreation becomes top money generator for Montana
A new report by the Outdoor Industry Association shows that the state’s outdoor recreation has become one of its top economic sectors.
Mon., July 31, 2017
Getting There: Monroe-Lincoln paving starts at 7 p.m. Monday
The final paving on Monroe and Lincoln streets downtown starts at 7 p.m. Monday, ending two summers of disruption to rebuild both streets from below ground up.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies
With no new rules in sight from the state Legislature, Spokane signed contracts with the popular ride-hailing services last week with the promise city laws would be rewritten. Traditional taxi …
UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Three juveniles injured in rollover off I-90
Four juveniles were injured in a crash early Sunday morning, according to a Washington State Patrol new release.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Spokane adds two pothole trailers to fleet, doubling response following harsh winter
The trailers will be pulled by existing trucks owned by the Streets Department, which has already filled close to 4,000 potholes this year. The new equipment will allow the city …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3 p.m.
Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040
Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
3 killed, 1 injured when car slams into back of parked semi
Three people were killed and one was injured when a car slammed into the back of a parked semi-truck in Lynnwood, Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Petition started against Washington distracted driving law
At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts
Boeing is reporting second-quarter net income of $1.76 billion, after suffering a loss a year earlier.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
State denies company request to bring back some Duck boats
State regulators are – for now – denying a request from a Seattle tour company to once again begin using the type of duck boats involved in a 2015 crash …