Stories tagged: transportation
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:21 A.M.
Three young people killed in rural Oregon crash
Authorities say three young people died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in a rural community southeast of Portland.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Coeur d’Alene includes two roundabouts in Seltice Way project
Construction on the 3-mile revitalization of Seltice Way on the west end of Coeur d’Alene is expected to begin this year.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 8 A.M.
Doug Clark: They’re not potholes, they’re Spokane pits of opportunity
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what bits of constructive criticism former streets director Mark Serbousek might leave for his successor, as Spokane grapples with its seemingly endless pothole problem.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 12:13 P.M.
Speeding bill headed to Idaho Senate
Legislation allowing drivers to speed while passing other vehicles on some highways faced few road bumps getting out of the Idaho House.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 4:50 P.M.
2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade
A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 4:53 P.M.
Idaho House panel backs shifting funds from ISP to roads
An Idaho House panel voted 10-7 on Tuesday in favor of legislation to phase out, over five years, the more than $17 million in highway funds that currently go to …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 1:42 P.M.
BRIEF: I-90 eastbound to close near Snoqualmie Pass overnight
Eastbound lanes of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass will be closed intermittently overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, the state Department of Transportation announced.
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 6 A.M.
Stormwater tank work at Sprague and Adams will cause road closure
Construction of a huge new stormwater collection tank will cause the closure of Sprague Avenue at Jefferson Street starting on Monday.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:31 P.M.
Distracted driving penalties could increase statewide
Lawmakers heard emotional testimony this week from people who lost friends and family members in car accidents caused by drivers distracted by their phones. They are among many who want …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 5:15 P.M.
All three of of Washington State’s three main east-west mountain passes reopened Friday afternoon after lengthy closures
All three of of Washington State’s three main east-west mountain passes were reopened Friday afternoon after lengthy closures. All lanes of I-90 going over Snoqualmie Pass reopened late Friday morning.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:43 A.M.
American flight diverted to St. Louis checked for bombs
Bomb-sniffing dogs are checking an American Airlines plane that was diverted to Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Northeast hit by its biggest snowstorm of the winter
The biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter dropped a foot or more of snow along the New York-to-Boston corridor Thursday, turning roads treacherous, grounding flights and giving millions …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:12 P.M.
Avalanche danger closes major mountain passes in Washington
The latest storm in Washington brought enough snow to shut down three main mountain passes over the Cascade Range due to avalanche danger, and was blamed for at least one …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:10 P.M.
Lobbyist: Trump supports privatizing air traffic control
President Donald Trump says he wants airline travelers to have the best service with minimal delays. Trump is speaking at the start of a meeting with the chief executives of …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 11:29 P.M.
Snow to change to rain overnight in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene
The snow that arrived Wednesday is going to change over to rain in many lower elevations of the Spokane region overnight
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 4:37 P.M.
Due to a communication error, Spokane’s Browne’s Addition will not be plowed today
Due to a communication error by the city of Spokane, Browne’s Addition will not be plowed today.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 11:18 A.M.
Retired ferry to become floating entertainment venue
A state ferry may get a second life as an entertainment venue. The Kitsap Sun reports that Washington State Ferries announced Monday that the retired ferry Hiyu has been sold …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017
I-90 through Coeur d’Alene repaired after pavement broke apart in midwinter thaw
Interstate 90 through Coeur d’Alene has been repaired after a mid-winter thaw caused the frozen surface to break apart
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 10:19 P.M.
Snowstorm causes multiple crashes Friday, with more snow on the way overnight
Multiple accidents on Interstate 90 and U.S. Highway 195 blocked traffic and left at least one person dead as a new snowstorm made roads treacherous across the region.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 1:28 P.M.
Port of Longview busiest it’s been in at least 30 years
The Port of Longview is the busiest it’s been in at least 30 years. The Daily News of Longview says the port announced Wednesday that 8.3 million tons of cargo …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 12:52 P.M.
Port oil project in limbo as Contanda Terminals ponders next steps
Despite a state Supreme Court ruling earlier this month that put Contanda Terminals’ Port of Grays Harbor expansion project on hold, the company is confident it can meet the additional …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:30 A.M.
Early flights get earlier at Pullman airport
Early morning flights from Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport are about to get even earlier, Pullman Regional Airport Director Tony Bean said Tuesday during a special Airport Board meeting. The regular 6 …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:08 A.M.
Megaload rule change finds backing of Senate Transportation Committee
The Idaho Transportation Department received legislative approval Tuesday for a rule change that lays the foundation for a statewide permitting system for oversize trucks. The Senate Transportation Committee approved the …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 11:11 A.M.
Getting There: Upgrade your Washington driver’s license or you may not be able to fly
An enhanced driver’s license in Washington may be needed to board aircraft in the U.S. as early as next year
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017
Vehicle miles tax needs fair evaluation
Whatever the objections, the state needs to consider alternatives. It also needs to consider the alternatives on their own merits; the state’s eventual evaluation of the pilot program needs to …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 3:02 P.M.
State Patrol: Washington driver’s blood-alcohol was 6 times legal limit
The Washington State Patrol says it arrested a man who had been driving on Interstate 5 in Shoreline with a blood-alcohol content six times the legal limit.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 10:55 A.M.
Megaload lawsuit betweeen Forest Service, environmental groups settled
Environmental groups, the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Forest Service have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over huge “megaload” shipments. Shipments of the very large truck loads …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 9:55 P.M.
North Monroe ‘road diet’ project gets public scrutiny
A city plan to remake North Monroe with fewer travel lanes drew public opposition at a meeting Thursday
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 1:44 P.M.
Cops: 3 arrested drivers owe $682,000 in unpaid tolls, fees
Transit police say they’ve arrested three New Jersey residents who owe more than $682,000 overall in unpaid tolls and fees. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 4:03 P.M.
Washington, other states eye school bus seat belts
A bill that would require school buses to have seat belts is being considered by lawmakers in Washington, one of more than a dozen states where school seat belt measures …