Stories tagged: transportation
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Parking meter enforcement gets tougher in downtown Spokane
Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Senate ignores Trump, rejects splitting up FAA
The Senate on Thursday ignored President Trump’s desire to lop more than 30,000 workers from the federal payroll, approving legislation that protects the Federal Aviation Administration from being split in …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Governor declares ‘state of emergency’ in NYC transit system
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s asked the new leader of New York City’s troubled public transit system to do a series of urgent reviews of the agency’s management and aging …
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
Bennidito’s owners have seen this before: street construction that robs business
This isn’t the first time that Chris and Sigrid Bennett, owners of two Bennidito’s locations, have suffered through construction-related slowdowns in their businesses
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Two railroad workers struck, killed on tracks in D.C.
Two conductors who got out of their freight train to follow up on an alert that there was a problem with one or more of its wheels were struck and …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Lawyers prepare to defend travelers to U.S. at airports
When the Trump administration’s travel ban takes partial effect this week, immigrant-rights lawyers plan to head to the nation’s major airports to make sure eligible foreigners are able to get …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Downtown Seattle bus station being sold for convention space
The Metropolitan King County Council has voted to sell a 4-acre bus station in downtown Seattle to make way for the Washington State Convention Center.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Scenic ‘electric highway’ comes through Spokane
U.S. Highway 2 across the Washington Cascades from Everett to Spokane now has the distinction of being the first electric-vehicle-friendly scenic byway in all of America. Numerous charging stations are …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Argentine officials: at least 15 die when bus flips, 21 hurt
Argentine officials say a bus carrying students, parents and teachers from a dance school has flipped on a provincial highway, killing at least 15 people.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Avis teams up with Google parent on self-driving car program
Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.
Mon., June 26, 2017
Getting There: Higher bus fares start Saturday
Bus riders are going to have to pay more for their lifts starting on Saturday
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Spokane’s future plan resurrects Ferris High School road, creates preference for some street work
Spokane hopes to finish revising its all-encompassing plan document in a vote next week, as concerns linger about a controversial road project that would link two thruways on the upper …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Six killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line
Authorities in New Mexico say six people are dead after a 25-vehicle pileup on I-10 caused by sudden blowing dust in New Mexico near the Arizona state line.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
China propels rise of electric ultra-high-performance cars
Want an insanely fast ride with zero emissions? Startup NIO has the car: An electric two-seater with muscular European lines and a top speed of 195 miles per hour.
Tue., June 20, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Downtown parking, June 20, 1941
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Washington granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10
Washington state has been granted another temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Getting There: Additional damage found in areas of I-90 currently under repair; STA bus fares rise July 1
The contractor working to fix Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane reportedly found more extensive damage to bridge joints that will take longer to repair
Mon., June 12, 2017
I-90 bridge repairs underway in Idaho’s Silver Valley
Bridge ramps on Interstate 90 in the Silver Valley are undergoing repair work this year, which is causing a number of ramp closures.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
11 injured when truck strikes Metro bus in Seattle
Authorities say 11 people were injured after the King County Metro bus they were riding was rear-ended by a semi-truck on northbound Interstate 5 in Seattle.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Trump pledges to make US infrastructure ‘envy of the world’
President Donald Trump ended a week dedicated to modernizing U.S. highways, railways and rivers with a thud.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Confusion rules waves as shippers seek Qatar-ban clarity
Shippers hauling oil, food and consumer goods across the Middle East are grappling with the fallout from a diplomatic standoff between Qatar and its Persian Gulf neighbors that risks leaving …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Chinook Pass to reopen Friday
Crews have finally cleared snow off State Route 410 over Chinook Pass, and the roadway is open.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Ivar’s challenges loss of lease at Sea-Tac Airport as ‘fishy’
Sea-Tac Airport has decided that longtime tenant Ivar’s Fish Bar will no longer have a place at its central terminal – and Ivar’s is not keeping clam about it.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Crews clean up Eastern Idaho highway after pain lotion spills
Six barrels containing a pain-relieving lotion that broke open and spilled on an eastern Idaho highway after the driver of a pickup with a trailer swerved to avoid a collision …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
United kicks off new flights to SF and Chicago
United Airlines on Thursday kicked off its first new flights to San Francisco and Chicago
Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Safety at risk without air traffic system reform, Transportation chief says
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao defended President Donald Trump’s plan to remove air-traffic operations from the government Wednesday, saying the system could no longer handle growth and “still maintain safety.”
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8 p.m.
Spokane airport opposes privatizing air traffic control
Privatization of the nation’s air traffic control system was met Monday with skepticism in many quarters, including Spokane.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
White House formally backs plan to transfer air traffic control system to private corporation
The White House on Monday formally endorsed a plan to spin off more than 30,000 federal workers into a private nonprofit corporation, separating the nation’s air traffic controllers and those …
Mon., June 5, 2017
Getting There: Summer road tripping can lighten your wallet
A study shows that summer road trips aren’t cheap. Many drivers spend $500 or more on them.