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Construction worker dies in fall at Sound Transit site

The Washington State Patrol said a worker is dead after falling from light rail column at a Sound Transit construction site.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Protesters block trains near Super Bowl, march on stadium

Police arrested 17 activists who blocked a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday in a protest against police brutality and privileges enjoyed by wealthy …


Light-rail over I-90 bridge wins Popular Science award

Sound Transit has received a Popular Science 2017 “Best of What’s New” award in the engineering category for its plan to run light-rail trains across the Interstate-90 floating bridge.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Man indicted in double-fatal Portland train attack

A grand jury has indicted Jeremy Christian, the man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third on a Portland train last month.


Don’t lose sight of heroism, compassion in tragedy

As Jeremy Joseph Christian continued his menacing rant, the three men stepped forward because their sense of community, humanity and courage demanded it.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

1 killed after being struck by Seattle light rail train

A person was killed after being struck by a light rail train in Seattle.


Sound Transit sees crowded trains after new stations open

Sound Transit, which for years ran light-rail trains that were too empty, now has cramped passengers clamoring for more railcars.


Tacoma light rail to remain free after major donation

The Tacoma light rail will remain free after a major donation from the Tacoma Business Improvement Area.


Link light rail extension to UW, Capitol Hill opens Saturday

SEATTLE – A new 3-mile segment of Link light rail is scheduled to open Saturday, adding travel from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle and the airport. Sound Transit …


Getting There: STA unveils plans to fix crowded corridors

Spokane Transit Authority last week unveiled a series of concepts to improve public transportation in future years. The cost ranges up to $400 million for construction of modern electric trolleys …


Seattle light rail on track to open

SEATTLE – More than four decades after political wrangling and recession ran a mass transit rail plan for Seattle off the tracks, trains are finally running. Service on the new …


Court won’t hear Valley’s appeal over right of way

Spokane Valley has run out of ammunition in its battle to force Spokane County to hand over an abandoned railroad right of way without strings. The Washington Supreme Court has …


Plans brewing to spend stimulus

As Congress and the President hammer out an economic stimulus package, local leaders already are maneuvering to take advantage of the money, while some are lamenting what appears to be …


Fuel worries renew interest in light rail here, survey finds

A scientific survey conducted for the Northwest Climate Change Center in Spokane shows that 73 percent of Spokane residents favor construction of an electric light rail system in the urban …