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Then and Now: End of the streetcar era

On December 17, 1886, J.J. Browne, Henry C. Marshall and A.J. Ross incorporated the Spokane Street Railway company to build the rails and operate streetcars. The first priority was to …


Spokane City Council maintains ability to ask voters for transit sales tax

For the third time in six months, Spokane Mayor David Condon vetoed an ordinance passed by a wide margin on the City Council, only to see it overridden by similar …


Doug Clark: Right-Wingosaurus Spokane’s most endangered species

Doug Clark stalks Spokane’s rare and endangered Right-Wingosaurus.


Shawn Vestal: Trolley-bashing Washington Policy Center has funny way of showing neutrality

Have you been wondering what position the Washington Policy Center is taking on the Spokane transit ballot measure? They don’t have one!


CdA trolley could connect development, downtown

Coeur d’Alene may get a rubber-tired trolley this summer to haul people between the Riverstone development and downtown – a 3.2 mile loop that could decrease traffic, provide relief from …


Trolley Car Collision Injures 32 In Boston

A crushing rear-end collision between two trolley cars Monday injured 32 people, plunging a subway station into subterranean chaos and launching a massive rescue operation. The crash occurred around 9:40 …


Cable Car’s Stop Throws 10 To Street

An abrupt stop by a cable car slipping backward down a hill Monday tossed 10 passengers off the trolley and left them with cuts and bruises. The car, hooked to …