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Connecting Washington Transportation Package – $16 billion package that includes an 11.9-cent gas tax increase phased in over FY 2016 and FY 2017. Highlights of the 16-year package include:

  • $9.7 billion on state and local road projects
  • $1.4 billion on state highway maintenance, operations, and preservation
  • $602 million on ferries including a fourth Olympic Class Ferry Vessel and terminal construction/preservation
  • $1.3 billion on non-highway projects, such as bike paths, pedestrian walkways, rail, and transit
  • $247 million for other agency’s costs (State Patrol and Dept. of Licensing)
  • $3 billion for debt service and contingency
  • Also allows Sound Transit to ask voters to pay for potential expansions of its rail line

2005 Transportation Partnership Projects

The 2005 Washington State Legislature provided a 16-year expenditure plan to take care of some of Washington State’s most critical transportation needs. Over 270 projects will be funded by package that will make roads and bridges safer as well as ease choke points on the system. Learn more

Nickel Projects

Enacted for transportation by the 2003 Washington State Legislature. This list has been prepared by WSDOT from the project listing adopted by the Legislature in the Transportation Budget (ESHB 1163) and transmitted to the Legislative Evaluation & Accountability Program from the Chairs of the Senate and House Transportation Committees on April 27, 2003.  Learn more.