Transportation

End of session update Legislative update from Olympia Dear Neighbor, We concluded our work for the 2018 legislative session last Thursday. It was a busy session and we finished on time, without a special session! It was also the most partisan session that I have experienced in my eight years as a legislator. It... Read More...
Zeiger: Senate budget invests in 167/Meridian interchange The state Senate released its supplemental transportation budget this week. It includes funding for design and engineering for a full single-point urban interchange at Meridian Avenue and Highway 167 in Puyallup as part of the plan to complete Highway 167 to I-5 and the Port of Tacoma. The Senate’s supplemental... Read More...
Zeiger legislation to expedite replacement of aging bridges passes House The House of Representatives passed legislation today that would authorize expedited permitting and contracting for replacement work on Washington state's structurally-deficient bridges. Rep. Hans Zeiger introduced House Bill 1219 due to concerns about the condition of the Meridian Street Puyallup Bridge in his own 25th Legislative District. Read More...
Reforms are key to transportation deal, by Rep. Hans Zeiger When it comes to transportation, the Legislature must face two big imperatives: the need to invest in infrastructure, and the need for a more cost-effective state Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The two are completely, absolutely intertwined, and any increase in the gas tax must be accompanied by major reforms. When... Read More...
Zeiger transportation reform bill passes House The House of Representatives took a step toward improving the permitting process for transportation projects in the state of Washington. House Bill 1978 sponsored by Rep. Hans Zeiger would implement a new seven-step permit process for transportation projects that require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the... Read More...
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