By Brooklynn Hillemann
Washington State Journal 

Columbia River bridge tops state transportation plan


March 17, 2022

The $17 billion transportation package dubbed “Move Ahead Washington,” is on its way to the Governor’s Office for final signature.

House legislators passed the 16-year plan on a pair of votes of 54-44 and 57-41 on the final day of the 2022 legislative session. Senators voted an hour later, passing the package 29-20 and 30-19.

One of the package’s sponsors, Sen. Marko Liias, D-Everett, said in a news release: “We’re investing in projects from rural to urban areas across our state, letting kids ride free on buses, ferries and trains, and so much more – and all without punting th...

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