Stories tagged: transportation
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
Alaska Airlines gets U.S. approval to buy Virgin America
Alaska Air Group Inc. won U.S. antitrust approval for its acquisition of Virgin America Inc., a takeover that extends years of consolidation in the industry and expands Alaska Air’s access …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
Seattle’s duck boat company to pay up to $1 million for violations
Ride the Ducks International has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties in an agreement reached with federal transportation officials.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:13 A.M.
L.A. transit security boosted after subway threat
In a show of confidence, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking a subway to work from a station that has been threatened with attack.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 7:42 A.M.
Dozens of flights at Sea-Tac canceled due to icy conditions
SEATTLE – Dozens of flights have been canceled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of winter weather conditions. Alaska Airlines canceled about 35 flights from morning until about noon Tuesday as …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 9:31 P.M.
County officials balance budget with property taxes former commissioner says should be devoted to roads
For the third year in a row, Spokane County officials are balancing the budget by diverting money that a former commissioner says should be spent on road improvements.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 5:12 P.M.
Traffic lights will come back to Lincoln and Monroe soon
Traffic signals on Monroe and Lincoln streets downtown are about to be switched on.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 8:26 A.M.
Moscow drivers can plug in and turn on
Tucked in an alleyway on the University of Idaho campus is a new means for Moscow to plug in to more sustainability.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 2:41 P.M.
United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle with SEC
The parent company of United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle civil charges by securities regulators over flights that were started to help an official who oversaw one of …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 8:03 A.M.
Judge denies request for special prosecutor in Christie case
A New Jersey judge has denied a request for a special prosecutor to be appointed in a criminal misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
Coal-export project called ‘flawed’ by EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency has criticized as inadequate a draft study the Army Corps of Engineers did on a proposed coal-export project in Washington state.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 2:34 P.M.
Feds: Put seat belts on school buses to save kids’ lives
The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday re-emphasized the agency’s call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 12:18 P.M.
Carnival’s Princess line to pay $40 million fine in pollution case
Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to pay a $40 million penalty and plead guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 8:26 A.M.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass reopens after collisions
State transportation officials say Interstate 90 westbound was closed over Snoqualmie Pass after multiple collisions and spinouts due to snow and icy conditions.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
EPA to keep strict gas mileage standards in place
The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
United reviews $12.4 billion Airbus jet order in fleet revamp
United Continental is weighing whether to alter a $12.4 billion order for Airbus Group’s largest twin-engine jets and is studying a swap of Boeing’s smallest 737 for a longer version …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:56 A.M.
Elaine Chao is Trump’s transportation pick
Elaine Chao’s record at the Labor Department suggests she’d have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as transportation secretary and would seek to shift responsibility from the …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 1:57 P.M.
It’s another milestone with flight from Miami to Havana
In another milestone in improving air service between the United States and Cuba, an American Airlines 737 took off Monday morning on the first regularly scheduled flight between Miami and …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 1:41 P.M.
Slide halts passenger rail service between Seattle, Everett
A mudslide has temporarily halted passenger train service between Seattle and Everett.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:49 A.M.
Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology
Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:36 A.M.
Lufthansa headed for worst pilot strike on hard-line stance
Deutsche Lufthansa’s pilots are set to extend strikes into this week after the latest round of labor talks failed, making the current conflict the longest-ever protest by cockpit crews at …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016
Bonners Ferry has new flagpole at Canadian border
Transportation and border staff in North Idaho team up to erect a flagpole at the international border
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
FAA investigating Boise Airport air traffic control incident
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after air traffic controllers went silent for 20 minutes at the Boise Airport.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 9:37 A.M.
Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007
Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 8:46 A.M.
Lufthansa scraps almost 2,000 flights as pilot strike extended
Strikes at Deutsche Lufthansa will wipe out almost 2,000 flights after a failed bid to have a pilot walkout over pay declared illegal led a union to extend it by …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 7:33 A.M.
Chinook and Cayuse passes temporarily closing Wednesday
With storms expected in the Cascades Wednesday and Thursday, the state Department of Transportation will temporarily close Chinook and Cayuse passes at 10 a.m. Wednesday in a precautionary measure
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 5:44 P.M.
Report: Cable error caused fatal airplane crash in Spokane River
A report from the National Transportation Safety Board said both the mechanic and pilot of a propellor airplane that crashed into the Spokane River in 2015 failed to notice improperly …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
O’Hare Airport workers delay strike until after Thanksgiving weekend
About 500 workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago say they’ll strike Nov. 29, after the Thanksgiving holiday.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 1 A.M.
Getting There: TSA is ready to help those with medical issues get to their planes
Airport security officers want people with medical issues to know they can get through security without embarrassment
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
North Cascades Highway temporarily closes for weekend
State highway officials are temporarily closing State Route 20 for the weekend because of heavy snow in the forecast.