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The Senate on Monday night passed the transportation revenue bill (SB 5987) and bond bill (SB 5989) that will pay for the completion of State Route 167. The Senate is expected to take up the bill authorizing the construction projects (including SR 167) on Tuesday.
With Lawmakers beginning their third overtime session at noon Sunday as they try to wrap up work on a state operating budget that must be passed by Tuesday to avoid a partial government shutdown Wednesday, the final major barrier to a statewide transportation package may have been resolved.
190 individuals and organizations representing business, labor, the environment and local government today released a letter to Governor Jay Inslee and state lawmakers calling on them to pass a statewide transportation package this session.
This week, commuters will hear radio ads in the western Washington, Yakima and Spokane areas about the importance of passing a comprehensive, statewide transportation package this year. You can listen to them on the Keep Washington Rolling site.
Taking another key step in forming The Northwest Seaport Alliance, commissioners from the ports of Tacoma and Seattle voted Friday to submit a final agreement to the Federal Maritime Commission for approval.