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.
You can read the full story here
What are your thoughts on this plan?