Senate negotiators recently announced agreement on a vital transportation funding plan. This is a critical first step in passing legislation this session to preserve and maintain our state's roads and bridges and improve critical economic corridors.
Key elements of the plan address Opportunity Washington's major Connect priorities: $15 billion in new funding over 16 years, primarily targeting highway preservation and maintenance and high project completion and improvement. Funding comes from an 11.7-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase phased-in over three years and additional truck and passenger vehicle weight fees.
This proposal lays an excellent foundation for the first comprehensive transportation package in more than a decade. We need to get the plan out of the Senate and into the House for action as quickly as possible.
Here is how you can get involved:
Write a letter to your Senator in Olympia urging their support for a comprehensive transportation revenue and reform package.