|Governor Inslee signs the transportation
funding bill last week
There are a lot of people unhappy with Governor Jay Inslee tonight. On Friday, Inslee told the folks at Washington Bikes, a group that works for better laws and more funding to grow bicycling statewide, that he is considering
implementing a low carbon fuel standard.
As you may remember, the recently-passed Washington State transportation revenue package includes what’s referred to as a “poison pill” that says if
the Governor signs an executive order to implement a low carbon fuel standard,
all funds generated for the multimodal account will revert to the
“Connecting Washington” account. The Connecting Washington account is basically the funding bucket for roads.
Put into perspective, this means that over $400 million in the transportation package to go to transit, walking and bicycling projects and programs would be gone.