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

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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.

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.  

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