Governor signs $16 billion transportation bill

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed the $16 billion transportation package passed at the close of the Legislative session.

The package, which includes an 11.9 cent gas tax hike over the next two years, provides money for projects and maintenance across the state.

The plan spends $8.8 billion on state and local road projects and $1.4 billion on maintenance and preservation. An additional $1.3 billion will go to non-highway projects, such as bike paths, pedestrian walkways and transit. It also would allow Sound Transit to ask voters to pay for potential expansions of its rail line.

The Puget Sound Regional Council has more, including this reproduction of the governor’s graphic.


A good day.