Historic transportation package gets lawmakers’ approval, on way to Governor
10 Mar 2022
OLYMPIA – Today the Legislature passed a historic transportation investment package that addresses challenges facing our state– including a maintenance backlog on highways and bridges, completing projects already underway and new investments in ferries, transit and other critical projects.
The Move Ahead Washington package (ESSB 5974 and ESSB 5975) was passed today by the House and the Senate and will now be sent to the Governor’s office for signature.
Leaders of Keep Washington Rolling, a broad coalition of labor, business, local governments, transit advocates and environmental organizations, praised lawmakers for prioritizing these critical state investments in the 2022 legislative session. The state money will be used to help leverage additional federal resources included in passage of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIIJA) last year.