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Democrats push $16 billion transportation plan

A $16 billion plan to fund hybrid ferries, high-speed rail and highway maintenance is gaining speed in the Legislature.

“‘Move Ahead Washington’ is a promise to put Washingtonians first,” said Rep. Jake Fey, D-Tacoma, chairman of the House Transportation Committee. “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.”

Transit programs get $3.1 billion, including $150 million for high-speed rail. Another $3 billion would go toward highway preservation and maintenance.

Fey said the priorities of the pa...


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