Stories tagged: department of transportation
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
The snow is expected to snarl traffic on Interstate 90 from Ritzville into North Idaho, on Highway 195 from Spokane to Uniontown and on Highway 2 in the West Plains …
Fri., March 22, 2019
The state Department of Transportation will not extend this year’s deadline for taking off studded snow tires, meaning drivers will have until Sunday, March 31, to remove them.
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Crews have begun tearing down Seattle’s double-decker Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
President Donald Trump’s administration miscalculated the potential benefits of putting better brakes on trains that haul explosive fuels when it scrapped an Obama-era rule over cost concerns, the Associated Press …
Thu., June 21, 2018
FAA faces scrutiny over how it handled concerns about Southwest operations before Flight 1380 tragedy
A federal watchdog is investigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Southwest Airlines after a hotline complaint about operational issues at the airline and the engine failure incident on Flight …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018
Regulators are making it easier for U.S. airlines to limit the growing number of dogs and other animals being brought onto flights by passengers saying they are for emotional or …
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018
State officials closed a highway in Pend Oreille County because of water runoff that submerged the roadway Monday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018
U.S. airlines are getting better at many things except getting you to your destination on time. That’s the upshot of a report issued by academics who analyze numbers compiled by …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
Southbound Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia to be fully open by Thursday morning
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped by the …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
State warns of traffic mess from folks headed south to watch the eclipse.
Sat., May 27, 2017
Costco is moving forward quickly with its plans to construct a new, 167,000 square foot retail warehouse near the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter near Mead. Those plans …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017
Two men were arrested after their car rammed into the back of a Washington Department of Transportation truck on Interstate 90 Wednesday afternoon and they fled the scene.
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017
A washout has shut down State Route 21 at Gold Creek about 15 miles south of Republic in Ferry County and it’s not known when the road will be able …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Washington state Department of Transportation officials are asking lawmakers to put an extra $5 million into the department’s current snow-and-ice removal budget to cover costs incurred this winter.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Highway 20 over the North Cascades closed for the winter on Monday.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
Three new warning signs with yellow flashing lights are now operating on north Spokane County highways to improve safety
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
The U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Elwha River could need replacement or retrofitting now that two dams have been removed, allowing the now-wild river to erode the riverbed under …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016
Proposed new law to fine oil, coal trains through downtown Spokane would target shippers, not railroads
Instead of levying a $261 fine per car on the firms transporting the cars, a new ordinance from City Councilman Breean Beggs would go directly at the oil and coal …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
When a truck stopped abruptly Thursday afternoon, spilling a sun-warmed stew of animal parts onto the westbound lanes of Interstate 90, the question in many readers minds was undoubtedly: Why?
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the appointment of Roger Millar as secretary of the state Department of Transportation.
Thu., July 21, 2016
The troubled project to replace an aging double-decker highway bridge hugging Seattle’s waterfront with a tunnel faces up to $223 million in cost overruns, Washington transportation officials said Thursday.
Wed., March 2, 2016
The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
What’s the fallout from the rejection of the state transportation secretary? Hard feelings and distrust, for sure. Higher bond costs, no. Longer session, unknown.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016
A divided Senate refused to confirm Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015
Jack Roberts’ wife is sure he didn’t rack up a Good to Go toll bill in Western Washington.
Thu., April 23, 2015
OLYMPIA – Legislation that could raise highway speed limits to 75 mph in some parts of Washington was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The bill, which will …
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014
Traffic congestion during the morning commute on Interstate 90 has worsened in the past few years, but problems with slowdowns and delays are relatively minor compared to West Side freeways, …
Mon., April 28, 2014
U.S. Highway 2 north of Spokane has become increasingly busy with traffic over the years. The four-lane, high-speed route exposes drivers to turning and crossing movements at a series of …
Mon., Feb. 17, 2014
As the 2014 construction season approaches, the state Department of Transportation is getting ready to start repaving work on several major highways in the Spokane region. Topping the list is …