Stories tagged: transportation
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Getting There: Northeast City Council candidates discuss North Spokane Corridor, street planning, public transit
Northeast Spokane has seen several major transportation construction projects in the past few years, including changes to Crestline and Sprague. An even larger one looms with completion of the North …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Julie Dixon and Kenzie Coulson have been tasked with revising the city’s laws and parking system so that downtown trips don’t cause headaches. What do they see as the challenges …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
The money was part of $1.5 million in rail safety grant funds awarded Monday by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
With another section of the North Spokane Corridor complete, freeway is on track to be finished in 10 years
The North Spokane Corridor is on track to be complete in 2029, and “five big projects” building the freeway will begin in 2020, said Mike Gribner, eastern region administrator for …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
Spokane city officials have postponed the temporary closure of the Monroe Street Bridge and adjacent streets this weekend due to weather forecasts calling for cold temperatures and rain.
Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
The concrete span connecting the west end of downtown with the north side has a storied history that began with a wooden structure in 1888. Cable cars, horse-drawn carriages and …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
A temporary protected bicycle lane will be installed on Spokane Falls Boulevard in the University District, connecting the city’s new bicycle and pedestrian bridge to the incomplete Cincinnati Greenway.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
The micro-surfacing of Spokane’s roads begins in a major way this week.
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the head of the Spokane County Good Roads Association announced a major new project: the California to Banff Bee-Line Highway.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
An American Airlines mechanic appeared in court Friday on charges of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
After decades of choosing between a frequently congested bridge or driving to bridges in other nearby cities to cross I-90, Liberty Lake residents will soon have two bridges to chose …
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
A slow-moving, boxy, autonomous bus may soon ply the Howard Street Promenade in Spokane’s Riverfront Park, if city officials get their way.
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 4 a.m.
The Spokane International Airport is considering changes to its proposed expansion project, with a scaled-down design at a reduced cost that still includes expanded gate capacity and a centralized security …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:08 p.m.
Travelers passing through Spokane International Airport are being greeted with high-definition animated scenes of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene in terminals and ticket counters.
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
It may be the most distinctive intersection in Spokane’s highway system. Now in the midst of repaving and surrounded by commercial development, the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and 395 …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
In 1909, The Milwaukee Road became the third transcontinental railroad to connect through Spokane to Seattle. Expansion of its electric routes in the West cost the railroad company dearly and …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 7:13 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools officials said Tuesday that they are nearing an “interim solution” to fill its open director of safety, risk management and transportation position. The position opened when Santos …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Despite delay, price hike, Central City Line holds great potential in itself and as a model
The people overseeing the Central City Line say the sharp recent increase in the project’s estimated budget is not a red flag marking an emerging boondoggle. In fact, they argue …
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 7:36 p.m.
Spokane International Airport is closing its primary runway for two days this week to conduct routine maintenance.
Fri., July 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane Transit Authority’s Central City Line project has been delayed a year, and its price tag has increased by $20 million.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 10:10 a.m.
A Spokane Valley developer is pushing against plans to build a $25 million roundabout where Barker Road, Trent Avenue and Wellesley Avenue intersect. But those planning and funding the project …
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 1:44 p.m.
Spokane Valley leaders will likely vote on whether to allow marijuana transporters to move their headquarters inside city limits, a move two companies already plan to make.
Mon., July 22, 2019
What started as an idea from a former Spokane City Council member, and turned into a war of words between the state Senate majority leader and the mayor, is inching …
Mon., July 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
The five candidates for Spokane mayor talk road diets, public transportation, bike lanes and whether bringing Lime scooters to the streets (and sidewalks) of Spokane was a good idea.
Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
Washington motorcycle owners must make sure their rides are insured once a new law goes into effect this month.
Mon., July 1, 2019, 5:54 p.m.
Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming is being taken private by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a deal valued at about $6.37 billion.
Wed., June 26, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Amtrak’s chief executive urged the Trump administration to provide federal funding and complete a key environmental review needed to advance the Gateway program of rail infrastructure projects in New York …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
Boeing is temporarily storing its grounded 737 Max jets at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Northwest News Network reported Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 7:27 p.m.
Spokane County closed the Euclid Road bridge in Airway Heights because of a critical failure in its supporting structure.