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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 …


Getting There: Questions and answers with the soothsayers of Spokane’s parking future

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 …


Millwood wins grant for warning devices at Marguerite Street rail crossing

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 …


Monroe Street bridge will remain open this weekend as city postpones closure

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.


Getting There: The Monroe Street Bridge – all three of them – have stood the test of time

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 …


Temporary bike lane to connect university pedestrian bridge with greenway project

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.

Road crews begin sealing work on area roads

The micro-surfacing of Spokane’s roads begins in a major way this week.


100 years ago in Eastern Washington: Highway from Canada to California be routed through region

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.


American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

An American Airlines mechanic appeared in court Friday on charges of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations


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 …


City plans to connect north and south Liberty Lake with Henry Road Bridge

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 …


Getting there: Autonomous bus could come to Riverfront Park

A slow-moving, boxy, autonomous bus may soon ply the Howard Street Promenade in Spokane’s Riverfront Park, if city officials get their way.


Spokane International Airport board considering scaled-down terminal expansion plan

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.

High-definition, dynamic signage at Spokane International Airport showcases region’s offerings

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.


Getting There: The how of ‘the Y’

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 …


Then and Now: The Milwaukee Road freight office

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 nears ‘interim solution’ to filling safety, transportation position

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 …


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 closing primary runway this week for maintenance

Spokane International Airport is closing its primary runway for two days this week to conduct routine maintenance.


Price tag for STA’s Central City Line bus project inflates to $92.2 million

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.

Developer seeks to alter Spokane Valley’s planned Barker roundabout

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.

Leaders consider allowing marijuana transporters in Spokane Valley

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.


Getting There: Bikeways are coming to East Sprague

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 …


Getting There: Spokane mayoral hopefuls take stands on 12 transportation issues

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.


Change coming for Washington motorcycle owners, drivers

Washington motorcycle owners must make sure their rides are insured once a new law goes into effect this month.


Genesee & Wyoming being taken private in $6.37B deal

Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming is being taken private by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a deal valued at about $6.37 billion.


Amtrak chief calls on U.S. to end ‘red tape’ on project for New York and New Jersey

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 …


Boeing temporarily storing 737 Max jets at Grant County International Airport

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 closes Euclid Road bridge in Airway Heights

Spokane County closed the Euclid Road bridge in Airway Heights because of a critical failure in its supporting structure.