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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Administration takes step to relax trucker drive-time rules

The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, winning praise from the trucking industry …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

Administration moves to ease drive-time rules for truckers

The Transportation Department is moving to relax the federal regulations on the time truckers can be on the road, a long sought goal of the trucking industry, a move that …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

State transportation department, Amtrak to test train control system

Officials will be testing a train-control system along the tracks in the South Sound this weekend.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Transport safety rules weakened under Trump

The government in 2016 proposed requiring that new heavy trucks have potentially life-saving software that would electronically limit speeds. But now, like many other safety rules in the works before …


Trump’s Transportation secretary pick Elaine Chao confirmed in Senate, with some top Democrats voting no

Republican leaders made their hopes clear last month. Sitting at a long senate dais, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt held up four fingers, noting that Elaine Chao had made her way …


Government to require cars be able to talk to each other

All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed …


Matt Shea bill targets road art

OLYMPIA – The Washington state Transportation Department would be barred from spending highway construction money for art or special concrete designs on walls and bridges under a Spokane Valley legislator’s …


Central Valley puts transport through inspection

Each school day in the Central Valley School District last year, an average of 6,495 students climbed aboard school buses to get to class. The district’s fleet of buses traveled …


Pulling out all the stops

Greg Williams stopped the bright yellow West Valley school bus, turned on its amber lights, and pulled out the stop sign. He opened the door, pretending to welcome schoolchildren aboard. …


GOP set to block higher gasoline tax

OLYMPIA – Legislative Republicans say they will block any proposed gas tax increase or other new fees on vehicles until the state makes major reforms in the way it builds …


20 suspended, 2 fired at Idaho roads agency

As many as 22 Idaho Transportation Department employees were disciplined by the agency for improperly using state equipment, with two losing their jobs.


Cash for Clunkers generates 700K new car sales

Cash for Clunkers generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and ended under its $3 billion budget, the Transportation Department said Wednesday.