Press Release

Friday, June 28

AWB: Transportation Package Needed This Session

OLYMPIA — AWB President Don Brunell appealed to lawmakers in the state Senate today to unite around a transportation package that will keep Washington state moving forward.

“Our ability to move people, goods and services across all corners of Washington is essential to not only our quality of life, but our economic vitality. Good roads and timely access to ports are essential to our overall competitiveness.

“The House took action on a transportation plan and we encourage the Senate to come together and finish the job. We need a transportation package approved this session. Our roads, bridges and highways can’t wait any longer and pushing it to the next session will only increase costs. We need to invest in transportation now.”

About the Association of Washington Business

Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 8,000 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit

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