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By Brooklynn Hillemann
Washington State Journal 

Sen. Liias and Democrats push $16 billion transportation plan


Last updated 2/18/2022 at 11:41am

Sen. Marko Liias

A $16 billion plan crafted mainly 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."

Transit programs get $3.1 billion, including $150 million set aside for high-speed rail. Another $3 billion would go toward highway prese...

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