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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020

Getting There: STA plans expanded service along I-90, all the way to CDA

Want to take the bus from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene?


Durham looking to hire Spokane bus drivers, as questions about reopening remain

The transportation provider for Spokane Public Schools will hold an event Saturday for people who might be interested in driving a school bus during the upcoming, coronavirus-impacted school year. Durham …


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

STA cuts express routes as ridership drops 70%

The Spokane Transit Authority will drop express bus routes as of Monday, after ridership dropped 70% in March, compared to the same month last year.


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

STA to stop collecting fares, offer free door-to-door rides to seniors

The Spokane Transit Authority will suspend fare collection, board most passengers by the rear doors of buses and offer free van rides to people age 60 and over traveling to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting on Greyhound bus in California

A man cursing and muttering incoherently opened fire aboard a packed Greyhound bus in Southern California early Monday, killing one person and wounding five others in a seemingly random attack …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Getting There: With City Line coming, STA plans expanded service elsewhere; plus, double-decker buses to Cheney?

A Spokane Transit Authority proposal would put double-decker buses on the busy route between Spokane and the home of Eastern Washington University. While that’s perhaps the most fun fact about …


Price tag for STA’s Central City Line bus project inflates to $92.2 million

Spokane Transit Authority’s Central City Line project has been delayed a year, and its price tag has increased by $20 million.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Mexican national files federal lawsuit against Border Patrol following detention at downtown Spokane bus station

Andres Sosa Segura, 37, has filed a federal lawsuit in Spokane alleging false arrest and imprisonment during an incident at the Spokane Intermodal Center in July 2017. Sosa alleges he …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: New ‘ton-and-a-half passenger-carrying truck’ service begins. (That’s bus in modern parlance.)

A new era was about to begin in Spokane transportation: the inter-city bus era.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019

Montana authorities deciding on charges in bus hijacking

Montana authorities are deciding on charges against a 52-year-old Spokane man who they say hijacked a bus and forced a nearly 10-hour standoff with police.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

University of Washington marching band cancels Apple Cup performance after bus crash

Of the 56 people aboard, 47 were taken to hospitals for evaluation or treatment. The university said Friday morning that two students remained under medical care for injuries that were …


Noah’s Ark school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from Hurricane Florence

Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018

Sen. Patty Murray introduces bill to limit warrantless searches along U.S./Canadian border, including Spokane

A proposed law would prevent Border Patrol agents from conducting warrantless interviews at the intermodal center in downtown Spokane, where people have been reporting being questioned by agents during bus …


It’s Amazon intern season again and Metro is adding buses to handle them

It’s become an annual tradition: Right around the summer solstice, Amazon’s summer interns arrive in Seattle in droves and King County Metro adds bus service to try to keep them …


Emmett school officials release video of alleged abuse of student by bus driver

Emmett school officials have released video of an April 12 incident on a school bus, during which a school bus driver verbally and physically confronted a 9-year-old student.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018

School bus ripped apart in dump truck crash, killing 2

A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a …


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018

Canada town’s arena focus of mourning after bus crash kills 15

The people of the small town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, mourning the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the …


Videos of Border Patrol inspecting Florida bus angers groups

Videos of Border Patrol officers removing a woman from a passenger bus in Florida are raising alarm over a routine exercise that experts call questionable and rights groups deemed problematic …


Egypt’s health ministry says 13 killed in road accident

Egypt’s Health Ministry says a deadly road accident has left 13 people dead and eight others injured in south Cairo.


33 killed as bus falls into river in western India

At least 33 people were killed on Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

Hood Canal-area couple among those killed in Mexican bus crash

Eight Americans, two Swedes and a Canadian were among those killed when the bus taking them from their cruise ships to visit Mayan ruins crashed in southeastern Mexico, officials said …


Bus veers off highway in Nepal, killing 31 people

A passenger bus heading toward Nepal’s capital veered off a key highway early Saturday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 15, officials said.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Woman temporarily banned from STA plaza after trying to stop bus

A woman has been banned from the Spokane Transit Authority plaza for 60 days after hitting a bus to prevent it from departing.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

Dems target swing-district House GOP on health care

Democrats used a bus emblazoned with the words “Drive for our Lives” to gin up opposition to vulnerable House Republicans who voted against Obamacare with the aim of upending the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Bus crash in China’s northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13

A long-distance passenger bus crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China’s northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others, official media reported Friday.


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.


Police arrest man accused of snipping women’s hair on bus

Police in Portland have arrested a man accused of secretly snipping off locks of women’s hair on a public bus.


Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire “for no apparent reason” as passengers got off at a stop in the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

A man riding on a double-decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a …


Vocal Point: Stranger’s offer of jacket a warm gesture

That bit of offered kindness beats reading a book full of life affirmations.