AWB members didn’t sit on the sidelines for this debate. Long-overdue repairs and completion of critical freight corridors, like Highway 167 to the port, are just too important to our state’s slowly-recovering economy, they told lawmakers on several occasions as they testified before legislative committees.
The passage this year of the first transportation investment package in a decade was a major victory – not just for our employers moving goods around the state and to our ports, but also for commuters who are stuck in gridlock, missing time with family.
The $16 billion, 16-year funding and reform package includes major investments in projects around the state and the cost-saving reforms were hallmarks of a well-organized effort to ensure new dollars going to the transportation system are spent on transportation-related projects.
More details on the transportation funding and reform bills are available in AWB’s 2015 Legislative Review. Contact Director of Government Affairs Mike Ennis for information on transportation and infrastructure issues.
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