Transportation

Boeing outlines 787 battery fix for Japan regulators

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner met with Japan’s transport minister and other officials here on Thursday to explain the company’s proposal for… Continue reading

2nd day of picketing at Port of Vancouver, Wash.

Longshoremen locked out of their jobs at a Pacific Northwest grain terminal protested for a second day Thursday, but there was no… Continue reading

Lawsuit challenges coal mine approvals in 4 states

An environmental group seeking to temporarily halt mining at seven coal mines in four states has sued the federal government, saying Thursday… Continue reading

Retired state ferry Rhododendron sold

The retired Washington State Ferry Rhododendron has been sold to a Vancouver Island scallop farm. The Kitsap Sun reported that the 66-year-old vessel… Continue reading

FAA to review Boeing 787 but calls plane safe

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a comprehensive review of the Boeing Co.’s 787 in light of recent mechanical problems with the Dreamliner, officials announced… Continue reading

Everett-Seattle passenger train line re-opened

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman says the passenger train line between Seattle and Everett has reopened. Gus Melonas says engineers… Continue reading

In federal green car fleet, Asia zooms ahead

President Barack Obama’s administration, which set a goal of buying only alternative- technology vehicles for its fleet by 2015, cut purchases of hybrid and electric… Continue reading

Kia Soul Exclaim handles well, fun to drive

The Kia Soul is a smallish, stylish, fun and lovable car with four doors and a rear hatch, seating for five, a decent-sized cargo area… Continue reading

Pierce Transit to cut service 34 percent

Pierce Transit’s commissioners have voted to cut service by one-third at the end of September after voters defeated a proposed sales tax increase.… Continue reading

2 wheels used to market 4 at Detroit auto show

Transportation of the two-wheeled variety is sharing the floor at the Detroit auto show with the latest cars, trucks and concept vehicles, a… Continue reading

American Airlines unveils new look for its planes

It is still unclear if American Airlines will emerge from bankruptcy alone or merged with US Airways. What is clear now is that the Fort… Continue reading

Dreamliner woes spotlight Japan battery maker

The troubles with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner are drawing an unwelcome spotlight for the Japanese maker of the powerful lithium-ion batteries that have become… Continue reading

Passenger escorted off plane after threat warning

Two military jets escorted an Alaska Airlines flight into Seattle and authorities took a passenger off the plane, after a caller told the… Continue reading

Aviation technology advances, FAA tries to keep up

DALLAS — After two separate and serious battery problems aboard Boeing 787s, it wasn’t U.S. authorities who acted first to ground the plane. It was… Continue reading

State spends millions more than others on ferries

The Chetzemoka ferry used on the Coupeville-Port Townsend route cost $36.3 million more to build than a similarly designed boat constructed across the… Continue reading

FedEx, UPS top post office on government shipping

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service, required to send congressional letters at reduced rates, can’t win regular business from the federal government, according to an… Continue reading

Co-pilot briefly faints on flight to Las Vegas

The pilot of an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Las Vegas requested emergency landing priority Tuesday evening after the co-pilot fainted briefly.… Continue reading

787 battery fire a ‘serious safety concern,’ NTSB says

A senior aviation official called the battery fire aboard a Boeing Co. 787 earlier this month a “serious safety concern” and gave no time frame… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee’s first week on the job: Parties, pledges, pot

One down, 207 to go: The first week of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s tenure is in the books. What a week it was, or wasn’t,… Continue reading

From the start, Boeing 787 program was rushed

The 787 Dreamliner was born in a moment of desperation. It was 2003 and Boeing — the company that defined modern air… Continue reading