Stories tagged: transportation
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 …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
21 sent to hospital after farm workers’ bus, truck collide
A bus carrying tobacco farm workers has collided head-in with a pickup truck in Connecticut, sending 21 people to the hospital for evaluations.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Portland TriMet wants to extend ban policy in wake of transit crimes
Oregon’s Portland-area transportation agency has had enough of trouble riders and wants to extend how long it can ban people from using its services.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Paine Field getting $12 million grant to relocate taxiway
Paine Field in Everett is receiving a $12 million federal infrastructure grant.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Kennewick man dies after being struck by BNSF freight train
A 30-year-old man was sitting on the railroad tracks in Kennewick, Washington, when he was hit by a BNSF train. He later died from his injuries.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
State ferry rates to increase under proposal
Most vehicle and passengers fares will increase this October and again next year under a proposal being considered by the Washington State Transportation Commission.
Mon., July 24, 2017
Getting There: In a car, pets may be more of a distraction than kids
A new poll out of Seattle finds that barking dogs are more distracting than rambunctious kids while driving.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Do you hate crumbling roads? Would you pay more to fix them?
Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
West Plains Transit Center work now underway
Work has started on a new West Plains Transit Center
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on U.S. flights
Laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures beginning Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mexican authorities …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Bad track caused Penn Station derailment
A report shows that a faulty track condition caused a recent train derailment at New York’s Penn Station in an area where Amtrak is performing repairs this summer.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Spokane and Walla Walla airports get federal grants for infrastructure needs
Airports in Spokane and Walla Walla received federal grants for improvements to rehabilitate runways, taxiways and lighting.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Bike sharing set to return to Seattle
Two private bike-share companies will likely soon have 1,000 shareable bikes on Seattle streets.
Mon., July 17, 2017
Getting There: Paving crews return to finish downtown job
Paving crews will return Tuesday night to Lincoln and Monroe streets in downtown Spokane to finish a job started last year
Wed., July 12, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Construction slowdowns snarl traffic across the region
The height of the summer travel season combined with large road construction projects have merged into major slowdowns and backups this week across the Spokane area, but also in North …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
Spokane tribal casino to get roundabout on U.S. 2
The new tribal casino under construction on the west side of Airway Heights is going to include a multi-lane roundabout on U.S. Highway 2
Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
New York commuters deal with disruptions from Penn Station repairs
For hundreds of thousands of commuters heading into New York on Monday, the first day of disruptions due to extensive repair work at Penn Station brought some confusion, a bit …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Put down your cellphone. Holding devices while driving will be illegal beginning July 23 in Washington
Washington drivers will soon be prohibited from holding cellphones or other electronic devices while driving.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
New ferry carries passengers between Bremerton and Seattle
A new ferry service is now carrying passengers between Bremerton and downtown Seattle.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Completion of downtown paving project expected in coming weeks
When workers were shut down due to cold weather last fall, they still had not completed reconstruction of Monroe and Lincoln streets in the downtown area.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Seattle welcomes new bike share program
Seattle welcomes bike share version 3.0 with a pilot program opening Friday and running through the end of the year.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
FBI: Man accused of assault on flight is scheduled for court
The Florida man accused of assaulting a flight attendant on a Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday night is scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday, …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Some parties accept responsibility in 2013 Skagit River Bridge collapse
Three of the parties accused of playing a role in the 2013 collapse of the Skagit River Bridge have accepted responsibility.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
WSP urges drivers to check tires before traveling
The Washington State Patrol has seen an uptick in collisions caused by blown-out tires this summer and is encouraging motorists to check their tires before hitting the road.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Oregon House passes major transportation bill
The Oregon House has passed a transportation bill that would raise $3.8 billion in new tax and fee revenue over seven years for repairs to the state’s roads and bridges.
Thu., July 6, 2017
I-90 work moves to westbound lanes near downtown; backups expected
Maintenance work on Interstate 90 is moving to the westbound lanes this week, resulting in the closure of one lane going into downtown