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By Brooklynn Hillemann
Washington State Journal 

Legislature approves $16 billion transportation plan

Liias: Those 18 and under could ride free on all public transit


Last updated 2/17/2022 at 9:02am

Sen. Marko Liiias

A $16 billion plan crafted by Democrats would fund hybrid-electric ferries, high speed rail, highway maintenance is gaining speed in the state Legislature.

"'Move Ahead Washington' is a promise to put Washingtonians first," Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma), chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said. "It's future-oriented while still dealing with the realities people face today. It reflects what people told us they wanted to see in this package."

Senate members approved the bill by a 29-20 vote Tuesday, Feb. 15. It still has to be signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. The short session of t...

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