Transportation

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

Mudslides again plague trains north of Seattle

Mudslides continue to plague passenger rail traffic north of Seattle. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says tracks between Seattle and Everett… Continue reading

Police find stolen airport luggage in Vancouver

Police who searched a Vancouver home say they’ve recovered six suitcases and numerous other items believed stolen from Portland International Airport since… Continue reading

Should state motorists pay by the mile to drive?

Facing steep declines in gas-tax revenues that pay for road repairs, Washington state is exploring a creative solution: charging drivers by the mile… Continue reading

Human error causes $3M in damage on state ferry

Washington State Ferries says human error is to blame for an electrical problem that destroyed a drive motor on the Walla Walla, knocking… Continue reading

FAA OKs Boeing plan to prove battery redesign

Federal regulators on Tuesday approved the Boeing Co.’s plan to redesign 787 lithium-ion batteries, the first step in returning the grounded Dreamliner jet to passenger… Continue reading

New cop cars in Mukilteo

Black-and-white cop cars are coming back in fashion. “It’s a thing,” as the kids are saying these days. So far, both the Mukilteo and Snohomish… Continue reading

TSA stands by plan to allow small knives on planes

The head of the Transportation Security Administration says the agency will allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a backlash against… Continue reading

State delays permit for Oregon coal dock

The state of Oregon wants more information before deciding whether to let a special dock be built at the Columbia River… Continue reading

Airline makes a costly mess of honeymoon vacation in Fiji

Question: My husband and I recently flew from Mexico City to Fiji for our honeymoon. One leg of our flight between Los Angeles and Fiji… Continue reading

Airlines raise 2013 profit outlook

The global airline industry has forecast a modest improvement in global net profits for 2013, crediting a backdrop of rising optimism about the… Continue reading

A first look at the redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi’s compact crossover utility vehicle, the seven-passenger Outlander, is transformed for model-year 2014, with a redesigned exterior and interior, a new engine, safety upgrades and… Continue reading

Mudslide trouble spots identified

Railroad officials say they’ve narrowed down the worst trouble spots for mudslides that have forced cancellation of an increasing number of passenger train… Continue reading

Grain terminal operators, union to restart talks

Representatives of union dockworkers and three Pacific Northwest grain terminal operators have agreed to meet for renewed contract talks with a federal… Continue reading

NTSB scolds Boeing over 787 comments

U.S. officials rebuked Boeing Co. for comments its executives made at a media briefing on plans to get the grounded 787 Dreamliner flying again. The… Continue reading

Allowing small knives on jets blows up in TSA officials’ faces

The Transportation Security Administration’s surprise announcement that it will allow small knives and previously banned sporting equipment on planes next month was met with concern… Continue reading

Coal terminal could help Marysville build offramp

A proposed coal terminal in Bellingham that could bring 18 more trains per day through Marysville could, in a backhanded way, work to… Continue reading

Ferry construction provides needed vessels, jobs, more

State legislators had three goals in passing the law requiring Washington’s ferries to be built in Washington: employ people, have a positive economic impact and… Continue reading

Airline merger gets OK of court

American Airlines won bankruptcy court approval Wednesday to combine with US Airways and form the world’s biggest airline. “The merger is an… Continue reading