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15

Dec

2017

Joint Transportation Committee hears assessment on Transportation Commission

The 2017 transportation budget included a proviso directing the Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) to conduct an assessment of the roles and responsibilities of the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC).

13

Nov

2017

Innovations and Partnerships in Transportation Conference is December 5 in Tacoma

The Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting its Innovations and Partnerships in Transportation Conference on Tuesday, December 5, in Tacoma.

6

Oct

2017

State releases draft freight system plan

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released its updated investment plan for the freight formula dollars included in the federal FAST Act.

8

Sep

2017

WSDOT soliciting feedback on Freight System Plan

The Washington Department of Transportation is soliciting feedback on its 2017 update to the State Freight System Plan.

8

Sep

2017

Road mile usage charge study underway

In 2012, the Washington Legislature directed the Transportation Commission, in conjunction with stakeholders (including a city representative), to conduct an assessment of Road Usage Charging and determine if it is feasible.

14

Aug

2017

Unexpected excitement in the transportation world

We expected a relatively quiet year on the transportation front as we headed into the 2017 legislative session.

2

Jun

2017

REAL ID makes it past the finish line, Governor signs bill

Legislation to move Washington State closer to compliance with federal REAL ID laws was signed by Governor Inslee on May 16.

5

May

2017

Governor signs pavement condition reporting bill

HB 1490 sponsored by Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma), was signed by Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday, April 27.

24

Apr

2017

Legislature passes transportation budget

While the Legislature was not able to pass an operating budget in the 105-day regular session, they were successful in passing a transportation budget.

21

Apr

2017

Bill allows longer bike racks on transit buses

HB 1149 allows longer bike racks on transit buses.

14

Apr

2017

Pavement condition reporting bill passes legislature

HB 1490 sponsored by Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) concerns the requirement of cities to report pavement condition data to the Department of Transportation.

14

Apr

2017

Bill increasing airport grants headed for Governor’s desk

HB 1018, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake), increases the allowable grant amount from $250,000 to $750,000 that the Department of Transportation may provide for general aviation projects through the Airport Aid Grant Program.

31

Mar

2017

House rolls out their transportation budget

On March 27, the House Transportation Committee released its 2017-2019 transportation budget.

24

Mar

2017

Spotlight on Sound Transit vehicle taxes leads to a slew of new bills

In light of recent headlines outlining how Sound Transit calculated the value of vehicles subject to a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET) to pay for the Sound Transit 3 package (ST3), legislators have introduced a slew of bills to address the issue

24

Mar

2017

Senate releases transportation budget

On March 20, the Senate released their proposed transportation budget for the 2017-19 biennium.
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