While the Chairs of the Washington State House & Senate Transportation Committees are calling it “dead on arrival,” the a group of GOP lawmakers appear to have put quite a bit of thought into a new transportation plan for the state.

The proposal will not raise taxes. Instead, the republicans would put together about $6 billion by diverting existing revenue streams to transportation. The new pot of money would than be spent on major highway projects statewide. One of the primary shifts would strip $1.5 billion away from the Alaskan Way Viaduct and have private investors replace it with a tunnel.

The GOP says they can fix the safety issues on Highway 2, and still have money left for projects like our North South Corridor.

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