Washington Democrats Push Transportation Plan

Williams, Rochelle
March 2003
Bond Buyer;3/27/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31802, p27
Trade Publication
A 10-year plan to improve Washington State's roads, ferries, and public transit with revenue from a three-cent gasoline tax increase was introduced by House Democrats this week. Gary Locke said the proposal was a“ start ” in resolving the state's transportation problems, but he called for a four-or five-cent increase in the gas tax, saying the revenue is critical to stimulating the economy. “ I've been meeting on an almost weekly basis with transportation committee chairmen for the House and Senate,” the governor said in a prepared statement. Revenues from the proposal would allocate billions of dollars for highway improvements, auto ferries, mobility and public transportation, and for passenger and freight rail projects.


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