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Stories tagged: spokane transit authority


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Spokane Public Library to open temporary downtown branch in STA Plaza

The Spokane Public Library will open a temporary location in the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza while its downtown branch is closed for renovations for two years. Improvements to the second …


Paratransit provider MV Transportation Services Inc. closing Spokane Valley office in December

MV Transportation Services Inc. is closing its Spokane Valley office after seven years of providing Paratransit services for Spokane Transit Authority.


Getting There: Riders, meet your new bus line: the crosstown Route 4

Route 4 doesn’t sound like much. It doesn’t have the historic ring of Route 66, or the descriptive and alliterative nature of the Central City Line. But Route 4 is …


New solution proposed for bus complaints on East Sprague

Nearly five months after the Spokane Transit Authority rebuffed Spokane Mayor David Condon’s request to move bus stops on East Sprague Avenue, the City Council will consider using technology to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

‘Curing Spokane’ advocates selling STA downtown plaza and putting a bus station underground

The video suggests Spokane Transit Authority’s downtown bus plaza is a magnet for criminal activity.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

STA board members clash over effort to research low-income transit pass

An effort to research the creation of a local transit pass for low-income people hit stiff resistance — but overcame it, at least for the time-being — at the most …


Getting There: China leads the way with the world’s most electric buses and high-speed rail lines; will Spokane follow?

In five years, Shenzhen, China, electrified its entire fleet of 16,000 buses. How it got there could be a lesson for Spokane and other cities that face technical, financial and …


The Dirt: Spokane Community College building $5 million transit center

A bigger, relocated transit center is coming to the campus of Spokane Community College, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Spokane Community College building $5 million transit center

A bigger, relocated transit center is coming to the campus of Spokane Community College, according to permits issued by the city.


Guest opinion: City’s decision on bus pullouts benefits Sprague, drivers, neighborhood

On Thursday, the Spokane Transit Authority will vote on the City of Spokane’s decision to make East Sprague’s bus stops more commuter- and business-friendly. As current and former presidents of …


Editorial: Spokane never gave up on its transit dream

The Central City Line will be a testament to the perseverance of local, state and federal elected officials, not to mention the folks at the STA who never gave up.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of slashing another man with box cutter on STA bus

A man was arrested Friday morning under suspicion of cutting another man’s throat while on a Spokane Transit Authority bus in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018

Thanks to VW scandal, STA to add electric bus to fleet

Spokane Transit Authority is getting its first fully electric bus, the first in what may be full electrification of its fleet, in the next one to three years, the agency …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

Union says STA report clearing HR director is ‘deeply troubling’

The president of the union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said a report clearing the agency’s human resources director of wrongdoing is “deeply troubling as an indication of STA’s …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Sandpoint man’s racist robocalls offer defense of Spokane transit executive

A white supremacist living in Sandpoint appears to be responsible for another spate of vitriolic automated phone calls, this time targeting Spokane-area residents in response to criticism of a Spokane …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018

Union accuses STA official of racist comments on Facebook

The union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said Tuesday it discovered “disturbing, racist comments” made by the agency’s director of human resources.


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018

E. Susan Meyer keeps the buses running on time at Spokane Transit Authority

It’s Bloomsday, which means thousands of local residents will participate in an activity they do only once a year – riding a Spokane Transit Authority bus.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018

STA passenger injured in downtown crash

A passenger on a Spokane Transit Authority bus was injured Friday morning when the bus was struck by an SUV in downtown Spokane.


Mariya Frost: Spokane Transit should get back to the basics

In 2016, voters in selected areas of Spokane County approved Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1 to fund expansion of public transit. Approval of the ballot measure has nearly maxed out …


Spokane Transit Authority prepares to build new garage, service building

Spokane Transit Authority has been issued permits to build a $10.7 million garage northwest of the transportation agency’s main offices and existing bus barn.


Spokane Transit Authority prepares to build new garage, service building

Spokane Transit Authority has been issued permits to build a $10.7 million garage northwest of the transportation agency’s main offices and existing bus barn.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Getting There: New East Sprague transit stops cut bus ‘dwell time’

The new transit stops on East Sprague look great, but it’s what they’re doing that has people at Spokane Transit Authority and the city excited.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

Federal judge sides with bus drivers’ union over ad dispute on STA buses

A federal judge has ruled that Spokane Transit Authority violated the First Amendment when it refused to allow the union to advertise on placards placed on the STA buses.


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: Wed., July 19, 2017

West Plains Transit Center work now underway

Work has started on a new West Plains Transit Center


Spokane Transit bus drivers seek protection after recent assaults

Assaults and threats against Spokane Transit Authority drivers appear to be on the rise, and that has drivers concerned, according to the head of the union that represents many of …


Bus drivers union sues Spokane Transit Authority over refusal of pro-union bus ad

The Amalgamated Transit Union representing Spokane bus drivers is suing Spokane Transit Authority – the drivers’ employer – for rejecting a pro-union ad it wants plastered onto buses.


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017

STA kicks off new Spokane Valley bus route

Spokane Transit Authority this week began a new Spokane Valley bus route under voter-approved STA expansion last fall


STA Plaza showing off its new look

A $5 million remodel of the STA Plaza is nearly complete.


Bloomsday post-race festivities and shirt pick-up will be along Main Avenue this year

Spokane Falls Boulevard has been dug up to install a 2.2-million gallon stormwater tank downtown, and the construction of an ice ribbon has closed portions of Riverfront Park. But Bloomsday …