Transportation

Granite Falls eco car team ready to hit the road

The Granite Falls High School eco car team, along with Granite’s Urban Auto team, is preparing for an upcoming competition in Texas in early April.… Continue reading

Longshore union seeks arbitration

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is another disagreement between Pacific Northwest grain terminals and the International Longshore &Warehouse Union. A lawsuit filed on behalf of Local… Continue reading

EPA sets new rules for ship ballast water

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new requirements for cleansing ballast water dumped from ships, which scientists believe has provided a… Continue reading

Detroit, Toyota see big U.S. sales gains in January

American consumers ignored tax increases and trudged through winter weather to buy new cars and trucks at an unusually strong pace last month.… Continue reading

787 grounded, but batteries can fly

WASHINGTON — At the same time the government certified Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners as safe, federal rules barred the type of batteries used to power the… Continue reading

Airbus lands $9B order for rivals to 787, 777, 737

Airbus has won a $9 billion order for A350 and A320 new engine option jets from Air Lease Corp., the European jet maker said Monday.… Continue reading

Oil-change shop: a small business done right

When Dean Curry decided to purchase a foundering Meineke/Econo Lube franchise in south Everett 18 months ago, he had great hopes for a successful small… Continue reading

Mukilteo, Edmonds to fight Paine Field flights

The staunchest opponent of commercial air service at Paine Field has followed through on a promise to fight the plan in court. The… Continue reading

Chetzemoka hull repaired, maintenance continues

Repairs have nearly been completed to the state ferry Chetzemoka (chet-za-moh-kah), which had its hull dented last month while in drydock at Vigor… Continue reading

NTSB reviewing 787 battery certification

Investigators believe the Jan. 7 fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing Co. 787 began with the short-circuiting of a single battery cell and cascaded to… Continue reading

Exports surge 29 percent at Everett port

The Port of Everett is the second-fastest growing port on the West Coast when it comes to the value of products exported as… Continue reading

FAA authorizes special 787 test flights for batteries

The Boeing Co. will be allowed to conduct test flights of the grounded 787 model to gather additional data, federal regulators said Thursday. “These test… Continue reading

Where Alaska wants to fly from Paine Field

Alaska Airlines wants to fly passengers to Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and other West Coast destinations from Everett’s Paine Field. Flying to… Continue reading

Automakers hope to rev up sales of diesel vehicles

Drivers in the U.S. are discovering what Europeans have known for years: Diesel engines are powerful and still get eye-popping fuel economy, especially at highway… Continue reading

Durable daypack is the perfect size

Name: ECBC Harpoon Daypack B7101 What it is: It’s the ultimate “personal bag” for someone who travels with just a carry-on and personal bag. It… Continue reading

Paine Field terminal will go ahead, exec says on Facebook

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, who has opposed commercial flights at Paine Field, on Friday announced to his friends and followers on social… Continue reading

Sound Transit sets all-time record

Sound Transit set an all-time annual ridership record in 2012 with 28 million boardings on its commuter trains, buses and light rail. Average weekday boardings… Continue reading

U.N. agency may limit shipping of aircraft batteries

WASHINGTON — A U.N. agency that sets global aviation safety standards is moving to prevent aircraft batteries like the one that caught fire on a… Continue reading

Micro crystals probed by NTSB in 787 battery fire

Tiny crystals that can cause lithium-ion batteries to short-circuit and fail are among areas under investigation in Boeing Co. 787 fire and smoke… Continue reading

Aerospace group backs airline flights at Paine Field

LYNNWOOD — The effort to begin commercial flights to Paine Field has the backing of the board of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance, an influential… Continue reading