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By SYDNEY BROWN
Washington State Journal 

Plan with bipartisan support set to improve roadways

 

Last updated 4/15/2021 at 11:51am



The Washington House of Representatives passed a $10.94 billion transportation budget with some bipartisan support. The vote on April 2 was 87-11. The budget pays for expanded green transportation and improved roadways.

Construction of a hybrid-electric ferry will get $152.5 million from the budget, along with $12 million toward electric vehicle grants and $15 million for reducing carbon emissions. 

The proposal also spends $726 million on fish passage barrier removals to comply with federal Department of Transportation standards. More than $1 billion would go toward road construction, cor...



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