Stories tagged: transportation
Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Singapore shuts airport terminal after fire; flights delayed
A fire broke out Tuesday at Singapore’s Changi Airport, causing the closure of a terminal and lengthy delays as passengers and flights were moved, officials said.
Mon., May 15, 2017
State looking for ways to ease Interstate 90 congestion through Spokane
State transportation officials are looking for ways to head off traffic congestion on I-90 through Spokane
Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
What’s holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers
In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Eight big road projects could snarl traffic in Coeur d’Alene this work season
Eight big road projects in the Coeur d’Alene area are expected to snarl traffic from now through summer
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Boeing halts test flights of new plane over engine issue
Boeing is suspending test flights of a new commercial airplane because of possible problems with a key engine part.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Large rock slide closes highway near Washington-Oregon border
Oregon transportation officials say a large rockslide has closed a highway near the Washington-Oregon border.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
STA Plaza showing off its new look
A $5 million remodel of the STA Plaza is nearly complete.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 6:40 a.m.
I-90 construction near Altamont causing major eastbound, afternoon backups
As expected, construction work on eastbound Interstate 90 through downtown caused a major backup.
Mon., May 8, 2017
Getting There: I-90 construction squeezes eastbound traffic
Maintenance and repair work on the eastbound side of Interstate 90 will slow traffic leaving the downtown area starting Monday
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Mudslides halt rail traffic between Seattle and Portland
Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of rail traffic between Seattle and Portland.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
School bus cameras catch drivers who illegally pass
A school district in Washington that installed traffic-enforcement cameras on 15 school buses has begun to fine drivers after issuing warnings throughout April.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Inslee urges Southwest Washington to agree on an I-5 Bridge effort
Despite a lukewarm response from across the river after Washington lawmakers approved a measure to address the chronically congested crossing over the Columbia River, Gov. Jay Inslee is hopeful Oregon …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Passengers on Amtrak’s Empire Builder have a message for Congress: Don’t cut long-distance rail travel
Passengers on Amtrak’s Empire Builder have a message for Congress: Don’t cut long-distance rail travel.
Mon., May 1, 2017
Getting there: Work on I-90 certain to cause traffic backups
Work starts Monday on Interstate 90 near downtown and is certain to cause traffic backups and slowdowns.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Imagine zipping from Seattle to Portland by high-speed rail
The Pacific Northwest has long been united on many fronts. From Vancouver, B.C., to Seattle to Portland, government leaders often reflect their region’s progressive ethos.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
Report: Drugged driving bigger problem than drunken driving
Drug-impaired driving has become a bigger problem in the United States than drunken driving, and law enforcement officers need more training to identify it, while the public needs to know …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles
A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured nine others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 just north …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Agreement will keep Inchelium-Gifford ferry running
The ferry boat that operates between the Columbia River towns of Inchelium and Gifford in eastern Washington will continue operating this season.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 11 p.m.
North Monroe ‘road diet’ moves into design phase, despite business opposition
A recent door-to-door survey of businesses along the 1.1-mile stretch of North Monroe Street showed a majority of businesses oppose reducing lanes, but neighborhood and community support as well as …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Idaho board approves $150 million in bonds to address I-84
Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa.
Mon., April 24, 2017
Doomsday Hill gets a total remake
Construction of a stormwater holding tank along Doomsday Hill has resulted in a complete makeover of Pettet Drive.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Washington Legislature passes Columbia River bridge bill, but Oregon lawmakers busy
Last week, a bill addressing the Interstate 5 bridge between Washington and Oregon sailed out of the Washington Senate. But the message Washington lawmakers tried to send across the river …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Washington transportation budget has $75 million for North Spokane Corridor
Senate gives final approval to an $8.6 billion transportation budget with $127 million in projects inside Spokane County.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Knezovich, railroads tout rail safety as Spokane coal, oil train activists close in on ballot measure
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and representatives of Union Pacific and BNSF said Thursday they’re working to ensure coal and oil moves safely through downtown Spokane and first responders are ready in …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
STA board approves application for Central City Line funding
The Spokane Transit Authority board on Thursday approved an application to the federal government for funding construction of a new Central City Line through downtown
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Portland opens its streets to self-driving cars
Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Cost overruns for Sullivan Road Bridge work may cost Spokane Valley an extra $424,000
A design error on the new Sullivan Bridge means it has less than legal clearance between the surface of the Centennial Trail. The error was not discovered until after the …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Yellowstone starts opening roads on Friday
Yellowstone National Park on Friday will begin opening select roads that had been closed over the winter within the park.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Road fissure blocking travelers in Ferry County
Moving soil and crumbling asphalt have created a massive fissure that’s blocking travelers on the Inchelium Highway in Ferry County.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Another Atlanta highway fails, closes
Another major highway in metro Atlanta has been closed, this one because an underground gas leak caused the fast lane to buckle.