It’s day two of USDOT furlough and Washington Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond is urging Congress to move quickly to extend the current Highway Trust Fund authorization to avoid layoffs and project shutdowns.

The federal transportation funding act expired at midnight on Sunday. That has shut down construction projects, causing thousands of Department of Transportation employees to be put on temporary unpaid leave.

Here’s the latest from the WSDOT, as well as Hammond’s take on the situation.

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