Transportation

Tri-City officials continue their efforts to convince an airline to provide a Pasco-to-Los Angeles flight. A coalition representing cities, counties, ports and businesses ponied up to offset the start-up costs for an airline last year. (Courtesy Tri-Cities Airport)

New Pasco-to-LAX flight remains in holding pattern

The proposed and much anticipated Pasco-to-Los Angeles flight first announced in 2015 hasn’t taken off yet. But local officials haven’t given up hope. “At this point we’re in a holding pattern,” said Carl Adrian, president and CEO of TRIDEC, with no pun intended. Adrian said the Tri-Cities is ready, but it’s just a matter of […]

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UPS driver Tom Ravella hauls a 105-foot rig made up of three trailers on 26 wheels carrying a maximum load of 105,000 pounds.

Kennewick UPS driver boasts 25 years of accident-free driving

Tom Ravella said road safety starts with putting away phone, staying focused A Kennewick UPS driver gives thanks every time he safely returns from one of his daily road trips. Tom Ravella, 55, typically drives 350 miles a day between Hermiston and the Farewell Bend area in Oregon, five days a week. That’s 1,750 miles […]

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Tri-City Taxi moves to Richland

Tri-City Taxi moves from Pasco into new Richland building

37-year-old company keeping close eye on how Uber affects its business The region’s biggest taxi company moved its operations from Pasco to Richland earlier this month. Mike Coyner has operated Tri-City Taxi for his mother since 2011, after taking over from his late father. His grandfather Harold Coyner started the company in 1980 in Kennewick. […]

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People For People, a nonprofit committed to empowering senior citizens with resources, such as medical transportation

People For People offers seniors rides across 12 counties

Madelyn Carlson knows what drives seniors to lead longer, more productive lives. “If they don’t have transportation services—if they can’t access critical services—they’re going to be institutionalized much earlier,” said Carlson, CEO of People For People, a nonprofit committed to empowering senior citizens with resources, such as medical transportation. “And when they have to be […]

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