Monday, March 26, 2012

Gregoire Signs $800M Transportation Budget

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed a transportation budget with nearly $800 million in new spending Friday but vetoed several items in it.

The budget, which includes new and increased fees on driver’s license and electric cars, is a far cry from the $3.6 billion increase in transportation funding that Gregoire called for previously.

Money raised by the new fees will go to the state ferry system, the potential state Route 167 extension to the Port of Tacoma, and studies of six congested Interstate 5 interchanges in Thurston and Pierce counties near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The News Tribune has the details on the new budget.

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