Transportation

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

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