transportation spending

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Tuesday's vote in Washington state to roll back car registration fees has scrambled transportation budgets. But Pacific Northwest rail advocates are undeterred in pursuing their vision of a bullet train connection between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada.

Washington State Department of Transportation

Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson is out of a job. The Republican-led Washington Senate voted Friday afternoon not to confirm Peterson three years after she was appointed by Democratic Governor Jay Inslee.

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Oregon's political and business leaders agree on the need to pass a state-funded transportation spending package. But they don't agree on how soon it should be approved.


The federal government announced Friday that it would send $1 million each to Washington and Oregon for fast road repairs after heavy storms this week. Both Washington and 13 counties in Oregon are under emergency declarations.

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The push to raise the gas tax by nearly 12 cents per gallon gas is still alive in the Washington legislature. But time is running out.

Transportation Package Stalls In Oregon Legislature

Mar 25, 2015
Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregon lawmakers came into the session revved up about the need for new revenue to pay for improvements to roads and bridges.

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Gas prices have plummeted, but Washington’s gas tax could soon go up.

Kitzhaber: Carbon Fuel Standard Unrelated To Road Fixes

Jan 27, 2015
Office of the Governor

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber spoke to reporters in Salem Tuesday about his 2015 legislative agenda.