Transportation

Ben Franklin Transit wants to be the go-to choice when it comes to getting around the Tri-Cities. (Courtesy Ben Franklin Transit)

Ben Franklin Transit aims to attract ‘choice’ riders

Ben Franklin Transit’s director of planning and service development does not own a car. Keith Hall gets around the Tri-Cities...
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Transportation Briefs – May 2022

Drivers may see I-90 construction delays this summer Cross-state travelers will need to add extra travel time to their trips...
The new Davenport base will employ an Airbus helicopter that has a range of 340 miles. An Airlift Northwest map shows the Tri-Cities is within a 60-minute flight from the base. (Courtesy DJ Sonsteng Photography / Airlift Northwest)

Airlift Northwest to open new Eastern Washington base

Airlift Northwest, the not-for-profit air medical transport service of UW Medicine, recently opened a new helicopter base at Davenport Municipal...
Malin Bergstrom, president of Bergstrom Aircraft Inc. in Pasco, said more people are signing up for flight lessons than ever. Her company also offers maintenance services and aircraft and hangar rental. She is pictured in the Pasco Aviation Museum. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Interest in flight training soars after pandemic lockdowns

Malin Bergstrom had never really planned on working in the family business. “I was going to be a veterinarian,” she...
Craig Testerman, manager of the Peninsula Truck Lines Kennewick terminal, 900 E. Bruneau St., stands outside a loading dock. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Peninsula Truck Lines invests in Tri-City growth

Peninsula Truck Lines is based in western Washington, but the Northwest carrier is making inroads in the Tri-Cities. In 2021,...
Sergey Oleynik, instructor at Pasco’s T Enterprises, trains students to receive their commercial driver’s license. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Demand for truckers keeps CDL schools ‘busier than ever’

Truck drivers are in demand for jobs based in the Tri-Cities. Teresa Maki, owner of T...
Construction to add a lane on Highway 395 in Kennewick and an underpass in the Southridge area is expected to shift cars back onto the roadway this summer before wrapping up work this fall. (Courtesy WSDOT)

Roundabout to alleviate Hanford traffic delayed until next year

A roundabout planned to alleviate Hanford traffic in north Richland is now delayed until next spring. A traffic circle is...
Horseback riders, pedestrians and a dog cross the Columbia River on the newly opened Beverly Bridge, which carries the Palouse to Cascades State Trail between eastern and western Washington near Vantage, Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee and a crowd of some 300 dedicated the bridge on April 8. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Renovated railroad trestle connects east, west

Fierce wind raked the Beverly Bridge but the challenging weather didn’t deter crowds who turned out to dedicate the Beverly...
The familiar cable bridge spans the Columbia River beside “old green bridge,” which was torn down in 1990. A single bridge support extending from the water was left near the Kennewick shoreline, leading to the creation of a pier for scenic viewing. (Courtesy East Benton County Historic Society and Museum)

Happy 100th birthday to the old green bridge

By Gale Metcalf for Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business A century ago, the automobile had not yet completely replaced the...
The owners of the Chicken Shack recently marked the first anniversary of their homegrown food-delivery business. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Homegrown delivery service a force to be reckoned with

Tracy LaMarr sketched out the plan to launch a restaurant delivery service on a plane homebound from a business conference...

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