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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

17

Oct

2014

Ecology Releases Preliminary Report on Marine and Rail Oil Transportation

Last year’s state budget provided one-time funding for Ecology to conduct a Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study in cooperation with the Utilities and Transportation Commission, Emergency Management Division, and other agencies.

17

Oct

2014

Improving Transportation Efficiency under the Governor’s Executive Order on Carbon Pollution Reduction

Earlier this year, Governor Inslee issued an executive order on carbon pollution reduction and clean energy action.

17

Oct

2014

Please Respond to Fuel Usage Survey to Inform Rulemaking on Alternative Fuel Requirements

The Washington State Legislature directed the Department of Commerce to develop rules regarding the use of alternative fuels – including electricity, biofuels, natural gas, and propane – for local government vehicles, vessels and construction equipment (see RCW 43.19.648).

17

Oct

2014

Fish Passage Barrier Removal Board Continues to Meet

AWC’s efforts to build support for a coordinated plan to address local fish passage barriers continued this month.

19

Sep

2014

Protecting What We Have: Transportation Improvement Board

One of the most popular state programs among cities and urban counties is the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB).

8

Aug

2014

Department of Ecology Seeks Comments for Crude by Rail Study

Last session, the Legislature directed the Department of Ecology, the Utilities and Transportation Commission, and the State Emergency Management Division to analyze the risks associated with transporting crude oil through the state, by rail and by vessel, and to report back to the Legislature and the Governor.

8

Aug

2014

Transportation Commission Releases Draft Plan for Public Comment

The Washington Transportation Commission has released the Draft Washington Transportation Plan 2035 (WTP 2035).

8

Jul

2014

Ad Hoc Freight Rail Committee has First Meeting

AWC’s Ad Hoc Freight Rail Committee met for the first time on June 18 at the Annual Conference in Spokane.

4

Jun

2014

AWC Ad Hoc Rail Committee Members Appointed

The AWC Board President has made initial appointments to the AWC Ad Hoc Rail Committee, which represents communities across the state impacted by increased rail traffic.

2

Jun

2014

Take action to secure federal transportation funding

The stakes are high as Congress considers the future of federal transportation funding.

7

May

2014

AWC Seeking Participants for an Ad Hoc Freight Rail Committee

Several proposed economic development projects across the state have brought to the forefront the need to address rail congestion and safety impacts in local communities.

18

Apr

2014

Legislature makes little progress on transportation revenue package, future uncertain

Over the past two sessions, cities have actively promoted a transportation revenue package with direct distribution for cities, local revenue options, enhanced funding for state grant programs, and funding for local projects and state projects that benefit local communities.

21

Mar

2014

Motorcycles now able to run red lights in certain cases

SB 5141 is headed to the Governor for approval.

21

Mar

2014

Supplemental transportation budget passes

While the legislature failed to pass a new statewide transportation revenue and spending plan they did come to agreement on a supplemental transportation budget (one that relies on current revenue streams) ESSB 6001.

21

Feb

2014

Addressing disabled parking placard fraud

ESHB 2463 is set for public hearing in the Senate Transportation committee on February 24.
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