Stories tagged: transportation
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.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Two fully electric buses will be added to STA’s fleet, paid for with proceeds from Volkswagen’s diesel-vehicle scandal and subsequent financial settlements.
Mon., June 17, 2019, 4 a.m.
Getting There: Spokane Valley to select design following $1.2 million federal grant for Pines Road rail project
Spokane Valley is planning to select a design for its $29 million project to separate road and rail traffic on Pines Road and Trent Avenue.
Thu., June 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
Mead School District is ‘one of the lucky ones’: EPA grant helps with purchase of five more new buses
Mead School District Transportation Director Brian Liberg has been busy using grant money from the state and federal government to get old school buses, some dating back as far as …
Sat., June 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington State University has been chosen to receive a $7.5 million federal grant for research and education programs dedicated to improving the nation’s roads and bridges.
Thu., June 6, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
As electric scooters proliferate around the globe, many people are showing up in emergency rooms with serious injuries
Thu., May 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Mead, Colbert residents say Highway 206, Market Street intersection should take priority in transportation plan
Residents of Mead and Colbert discuss the priorities for the Mead-Mt. Spokane Transportation Area plan.
Wed., May 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington’s new law to establish safer standards on the highly flammable oil trains that pass regularly through Spokane – past hospitals, a high school, a freeway – is likely headed …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 5:19 a.m.
State transportation budget includes sought-after improvements on I-90 in Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley
New road construction projects are coming to Interstate 90 in Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley. They are intended to ease congestion issues and make north-south travel a bit easier in …
Mon., May 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
The city of Spokane Valley decided on the top four transportation projects it wants federal funding for on the same day President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agreed to pursue …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
California-based Mullen Technologies announced plans Wednesday to lease a large assembly and manufacturing plant on the West Plains for development of its electric sports car, ultimately bringing more than 850 …
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Nearly 64,000 miles have been ridden on Spokane Transit Authority buses by participants in a program that provides free bus passes to anyone who lives or works in the Kendall …
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:13 p.m.
A Spokane-based limousine service was among three companies fined by the Washington state Utilities and Transportation Commission for operating without proper permits.
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
The Washington state Senate and House both passed $10 billion, two-year transportation spending bills in the last two weeks, with nearly $200 million dedicated to projects in the Spokane area.
Mon., April 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Getting There: Congestion pricing isn’t coming to Spokane, but these roads aren’t free and never were
A wake-up call is coming to Manhattan motorists in the form of “congestion pricing.” Will this be Spokane’s future someday or just a dose of needed reality about the hodgepodge …