Transportation

Judge bottles up Inslee’s much touted clean air rule

Democratic lawmakers could help by proposing new regulations to be imposed on carbon polluters.

 

Sen. Hobbs gets a key role in state transportation policy

The Lake Stevens Democrat will chair the Senate Transportation Committee.

 

Amtrak carried record traffic in 2012

Perhaps sparked by highway congestion or the hassle of air travel, Amtrak’s passenger rail service has been the nation’s fastest growing mode of… Continue reading

Canada’s Keystone crude could move by rail

Even if foes of the Keystone XL pipeline block it, companies seeking to get Canada’s oil sands to U.S. and world markets could travel the… Continue reading

Report: Coal-train dust data too sparse

Industry data is too scant to gauge the health effects of coal dust blowing off of trains headed from the Great Plains… Continue reading

Honda back on its game with 2013 Civic

The Honda Civic compact car has been around for 40 years in this country, selling like crazy the whole time and providing economical, reliable transportation… Continue reading

NTSB details stubborn battery fire on Boeing 787

A report released Thursday by federal investigators gave new details about a Jan. 7 battery fire on a Boeing 787 but didn’t indicate the cause… Continue reading

Boeing sought lithium-ion battery advice of GM, Ford

Boeing’s supplier of lithium-ion batteries for its 787 Dreamliners tightened quality checks after the planemaker sought advice from other companies that use the… Continue reading

Block cellphones in vehicles, experts urge

Thousands of people die in car crashes each year because drivers were too distracted by their cellphones to pay attention to the road. A pair… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee to make weld on new state ferry

The Washington Transportation Department says Gov. Jay Inslee will make the first arc welds Friday at the keel laying for the new ferry… Continue reading

School buses stolen, turned into scrap

A 40-year veteran of the school bus business, Greg Bonnett had never heard of anything like this: Eight of his full-size, 40-foot-long yellow… Continue reading

Passenger train service resumes between Seattle, Everett

Passenger train service is up and running again north of Seattle, following two mudslides that hit the tracks last week. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says… Continue reading

Boeing, airline industry down-play recent 787 woes

Qatar Airways, one of the biggest customers for the Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner, said heightened scrutiny of the model after a plane caught fire at the… Continue reading

Complete official statements on FAA review of Boeing 787

Here are the official statements issued Friday related to the Federal Aviation Administration review of the Boeing Co. 787’s design and manufacturing. Federal Aviation Administration:WASHINGTON… Continue reading

U.S. auto sales end 2012 on strong note

Strong U.S. sales in December capped a remarkable year for the auto industry — especially Japanese brands — and 2013 should be even… Continue reading

Mudslide north of Mukilteo stops passenger service

A mudslide Thursday afternoon just north of Mukilteo has halted passenger train service until at least Saturday afternoon between Seattle and Everett. BNSF… Continue reading

Fire, small explosion reported aboard parked 787

A fire Monday aboard a Boeing Co. 787 parked in Boston prompted an investigation by aviation officials and was followed by a 2 percent drop… Continue reading

Vanity license plates a driving force for nonprofits

State lawmakers may bemoan a proliferation of specialty license plates but they continue to be a popular way for car owners to support… Continue reading

11 seriously hurt in N.Y. ferry crash (video)

NEW YORK — A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the… Continue reading