Legislative funding packages
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Transportation revenue in Washington state is comprised of a variety of revenue sources for various purposes. Historically, WSDOT has received additional transportation funding through legislatively-adopted transportation revenue packages.
In addition to our base transportation taxes and fees the Governor and Legislature has provided additional legislative funding packages over the years. Currently, we are still receiving funds from the 2003, 2005 and 2015 transportation funding packages. The most recent funding package, Connecting Washington (CW), was enacted in 2015 and in 2019-21 the Connecting Washington account made up 17 percent of the state revenue for transportation purposes. Note that additional revenues were included in the CW funding package besides the fuel taxes allocated to the CW account, so a portion of the CW funding package was retained in other state transportation accounts. Prior to the Connecting Washington was the 2005 Transportation Partnership revenue package and in 2019-21 it comprised of 13 percent of total state revenues for transportation purposes. Finally, in 2003, the policymakers passed the Nickel account which in the 2019-21 biennium was 9 percent of total state revenues for transportation purposes.