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

21

Feb

2014

Hearing scheduled for measure allowing motorcyclists and bicyclist to run certain red-lights

Last week we mentioned SB 5141 that would allow motorcycles to proceed through traffic signals if the light isn’t triggered by the sensing device.

21

Feb

2014

Transportation Benefit District fix moves forward

With on-going negotiations on a transportation revenue package holding up consideration of any local transportation revenue options, one minor bill related to Transportation Benefit Districts (TBDs) has passed the House and moved to the Senate.

21

Feb

2014

Automated traffic safety cameras could continue to detect speed violators in certain jurisdictions

The cities of Seattle and Tacoma have been part of a pilot project allowing them to use automated traffic cameras to capture speed violators outside of school speed zones.

14

Feb

2014

MCC releases new transportation proposal

The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus released a new transportation revenue proposal in a press conference on February 13.

14

Feb

2014

Bill on the move that allows motorcyclists to run red lights

During the 2013 session, legislator’s debated SB 5141 which would allow motorcycles to proceed through traffic signals if the light isn’t triggered by the sensing device.

22

Jan

2014

Urging action on Transportation Revenue Package - AWC gathering signatures from mayors

In an effort to encourage progress on a transportation revenue package a letter is being circulated among mayors that urges Senate majority and minority leaders to act.

10

Jan

2014

Transportation revenue package is a question mark in 2014

For more than a year now the Legislature has been seriously considering a statewide comprehensive transportation revenue package.

18

Dec

2013

How does the new Target Zero Traffic Safety Plan effect your City?

The Target Zero Program is an award-winning effort by Washington State to reduce traffic fatalities and serious traffic injuries in the state to zero by the year 2030.

12

Dec

2013

Update on funding for local infrastructure

Two out of four of AWC’s 2014 legislative priorities relate to adequate funding for local infrastructure needs. Here’s the latest on a transportation funding package and the Public Works Trust Fund.

27

Nov

2013

Cities continue to show impressive support for statewide transportation revenue package

Negotiations between the House and Senate continue.  There are considerable disagreements on details, however, so it is unclear whether we will see a package pass before the end of 2013.  

14

Nov

2013

Senate Majority Coalition Caucus releases transportation proposal

Last Saturday the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) released their transportation revenue proposal to stakeholders and other legislators.

6

Nov

2013

Transportation revenue package update – Now is a good time to contact your legislators

Serious discussions of a statewide transportation revenue package are continuing and this is an ideal time to make your voice heard.

2

Oct

2013

Impressive city participation at Senate Transportation Forums

We are half way through the Senate Transportation Forums and cities have made their voices heard.

18

Sep

2013

Senate holding transportation forums across the state. Cities encouraged to participate

Senate Transportation Co-Chairs Curtis King and Tracey Eide have scheduled a series of 10 transportation forums across the state.

3

Sep

2013

Senate Transportation leaders to hold statewide forums

Senate Transportation Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Tracey Eide (D-Federal Way) and Senator Curtis King (R-Yakima), released dates for a series of transportation forums on August 28.
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