Stories tagged: transportation
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, midnight
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: Fri., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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: Mon., 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
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, midnight
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 …
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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: Thu., 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
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Police: Jitney driver owes more than $50,000 in tolls, fees
Transit police say they’ve arrested a New Jersey woman who owes more than $50,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Trump transportation nominee Chao gets clear nod from senate committee
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted without objection to support Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation Tuesday, pushing the former Labor secretary and Washington insider closer to …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Union Pacific’s lawsuit over Oregon rail expansion opposed by three groups
Three groups are seeking to oppose Union Pacific Railroad’s lawsuit involving a proposed rail expansion along the Columbia River Gorge where a crude oil train derailed last June.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
States send Trump wish-lists for promised roads-and-bridges plan
With President Donald Trump promising to rebuild crumbling U.S. highways, bridges and buildings, states have begun submitting lists of priority projects in need of funding. About 40 states have responded …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Top lawmakers won’t move bills to end tolling on I-405
Top state lawmakers say they won’t move any bills this session to end tolling on the express lanes of Interstate 405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, midnight
Getting There: Speeding drivers have lots of company, a new survey shows
A new poll conducted for PEMCO Insurance showed a 15 percent increase over the past six years in the number of drivers who admit being speeders. Derek Wing, spokesman for …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
The aftermath of ice storm 2017 still causing major highway problems.
The bruising aftermath of ice storm 2017 was still causing major highway problems two days after the storm first hit.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass remains closed by slides
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass remains closed Thursday morning because of numerous slides, according to the Department of Transportation.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
‘Road diet’ on North Monroe up for public discussion
Spokane public works officials are holding an open house next week on a plan to redesign Monroe Street from Indiana to Cora avenues.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Washington State Ferries has new director
Amy Scarton will replace Lynne Griffith, as the new leader of Washington State Ferries.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Turkish 747 cargo jet crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens
A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft crashed Monday during its approach to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them on the ground. The jumbo jet …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, midnight
Transportation officials consider ways to stem worsening I-90 congestion
Rush-hour congestion on Interstate 90 has worsened, and transportation officials are looking for ways to slow it down.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
If you thought getting around in the snow was tough in your car, try using a wheelchair on ramps that aren’t shoveled
During the winter, Ed Kennedy has learned to call ahead before he goes anywhere. Kennedy, an advocate at the Center for Independent Living, uses a manual wheelchair to get around. …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Traffic deaths surged in first 9 months of 2016
Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Montana lawmakers debate primary seat belt law
Supporters of a primary seat belt law told legislators that it would save both lives and money, while those opposed say such a requirement is not the appropriate role of …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
No pocket change: Man delivers 300,000 pennies to DMV
A Virginia man used 300,000 pennies to pay sales tax on two cars at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Nick Stafford delivered five wheelbarrows full of change, mostly pennies, at …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Expect Interstate 90 delays Thursday near Snoqualmie Pass, says DOT
Motorists should expect delays on Interstate 90 during two different periods Thursday in the Snoqualmie Pass area.