Stories tagged: transportation
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
Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Deal between Parks and KXLY yields a new southeast soccer field and ped path
The Spokane parks department has reached an agreement with KXLY that will improve the South Sports Complex while KXLY develops its property next door
Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Amtrak train derailed on special section of track
The Amtrak train that derailed Sunday was traveling through a section of track that contains a switch that will nudge a train off-course if the draw-span on the approaching bridge …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
North Dakota may halt rail inspections aimed at derailments
The end of the line may be in sight for a North Dakota safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
GM, Ford U.S. sales down, but Japanese automakers report gains
U.S. sales at General Motors and Ford each fell about 5 percent last month, but the three largest Japanese automakers reported sales increases.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Getting There: Fix It Fest turning bumpy streets into nice rides
The city of Spokane is repairing some of the bumpiest streets that have nagged drivers for years
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