The Senate passed the supplemental transportation budget on Tuesday evening, 44 to 5. (TRT: 0:60) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


The Washington State Senate on Tuesday evening passed an $8.6 billion dollar Supplemental Transportation Budget that will continue to support investments to our state’s public infrastructure system. Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens was the lead negotiator for the Senate Democrats.

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens: (TRT: 0:18) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “This budget has a lot of good things in it. Many projects that help economic development across the State of Washington, and on our side of the aisle, many of the things we fought for are in here. There’s always been a lot of needs out there for transportation. But, overall, if you look at the supplemental transportation budget it’s a good bill.”

Project highlights include funding for road preservation, our state ferries, storm water and fish passage barriers, additional rail services between Seattle and Portland, pay increases for state troopers, 405 tolling improvements, and more.

The Senate passed the supplemental transportation budget 44 to 5. It will now go to the House of Representatives before heading to the governor’s desk.

In Olympia, Nicole Vukonich.