ACT NOW: With the clock running down, full-court press on transportation package

With the clock running down in the 2014 state legislative session AGC and others are putting on a full-court press to secure passage of a comprehensive transportation package. AGC members are strongly urged to contact their legislators – even if they already did so earlier this year – and urge t...
Posted on: 03/04/2014

Senators announce $12.3B transportation funding plan

Last week Sen. Curtis King co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee unveiled a new transportation funding package. Sen. King was joined by several other members of the Majority Coalition Caucus in announcing the 12-year $12.29 billion proposal which includes an 11.5-cent-per-gallon gas...
Posted on: 02/17/2014

AGC Testifies in Support of Senate Transportation-Funding Measure

The Senate proposal includes a phased-in 11.5-cent per-gallon gas-tax increase (the House-passed bill included a 10.5-cent increase). The gas-tax increase combined with other fees and bonding authority would bring spending to about $12.3 billion. Here’s the list of revenues and expenditures. ...
Posted on: 12/02/2013

Senate Proposes $12B Transportation Package

In a bit of a surprise the State Senate’s Majority Coalition Caucus (comprised of all 23 Republicans and two Democrats) recently proposed a comprehensive transportation-funding package that would increase transportation spending by more than $12 billion.While the Senate proposal ups the ante comp...
Posted on: 11/18/2013

Big Bertha

At the October 15th breakfast meeting of the AGC Seattle District Matt Preedy Alaskan Way Viaduct-Replacement Program Deputy-Program Administrator and Chris Dixon Seattle Tunnel Partners Project Manager will update AGC members on the project. Learn about the tunneling process construction cha...
Posted on: 09/30/2013

AGC Members Make the Case for Transportation Funding

Thanks to AGC members who have participated or are planning to participate in transportation hearings being held throughout the state! The Washington State Senate Republican Caucus reports that hundreds of Washington citizens turned out to share their thoughts and ideas on state transportation i...
Posted on: 09/24/2013

Renewed Push for Transportation Package

AGC and its partners in the Keep Washington Rolling coalition are implementing a campaign aimed at convincing the Legislature to pass a new transportation package in a special session or as soon as possible during the 2014 session. Keep Washington Rolling (KWR) is a statewide group that includes...
Posted on: 09/10/2013

Why Are New Transportation Investments Needed?

One of AGCs top policy goals this year is passage of a transportation investment package. With coalition partners from business labor and the environmental community AGC has urged Governor Inslee and the Legislature to develop and pass during the 2013 legislative session a comprehensive statewide...
Posted on: 02/15/2013

Columbia River Crossing, Pt. Defiance Bypass Get a Boost

Yesterday President Obama announced that the Columbia River Crossing and Point Defiance Bypass projects will be expedited to put Americans to work replacing aging infrastructure and improving the reliability and resiliency of critical highway transit and rail systems. The White House said it is ...
Posted on: 08/21/2012

Nearly $5 Million Windfall for WSDOT

AGC of America reports that the Obama Administration is making $473 million in highway funds available for states to use immediately. More than $4.7 million could be headed to Washington State. The funds come from unspent earmarks that were included in the US Department of Transportation’s appr...
Posted on: 08/21/2012

Transportation Bill Priorities: Energy Security, Cut Red Tape

by Rep. Doc Hastings (Editors note: Rep. Hastings who represents Yakima and much of Central WA is Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and has been appointed to the conference committee hammering out differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the Surface Transport...
Posted on: 05/21/2012

AGC Talks Taxes, PLAs, Card Check with Members of Congress

As part of the AGC National & Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. AGC of Washington leaders Tom Zamzow (Granite Construction) Pat McGarry (Manson Construction) and Steve Isenhart (Tiger Construction) joined AGC’s Executive Vice President David D’Hondt Government Affairs Director ...
Posted on: 10/05/2010

Subscribe to WSDOT's Stimulus News You Can Use

WSDOT e-newsletter has info on highway project delivery and rail and transit projects. Notable info from the current issue: WSDOT met its goal to obligate 50% of state funds before June 29 so it’s eligible to receive more funds if other states miss that deadline; 107 projects are pending advert...
Posted on: 06/09/2009

More Stimulus Projects: View List from PSRC

Puget Sound Regional Council selected its projects to receive $78 million in FHA funding through the federal stimulus package. The FHA dollars will fund 28 road and bridge projects including the S. Spokane St. viaduct and the Lincoln Ave. grade separation project at the Port of Tacoma. For a co...
Posted on: 03/13/2009

State Economic Stimulus Passed; Projects Already Advertised

The Washington State Legislature has approved transportation funding and supplemental transportation appropriations for the 07-09 transportation budget. The first projects funded by these appropriations have already been advertised. ESSB 1978 provides authority to the Washington State Departmen...
Posted on: 03/10/2009

Senate Approves Deep Bore Tunnel to Replace Viaduct

On a vote of 43-6 the Washington State Senate has passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5768 which identifies that the final design for the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be a deep bore hybrid tunnel. The bill expedites the environmental review and design processes to replace the v...
Posted on: 03/10/2009

AGC Urges Congressional Support for Columbia River Crossing Project

AGC has contacted the Washington State Congressional delegation requesting support for the Columbia River Crossing Project. The new Crossing will not only solve a wide range of transportation issues it will ensure the vitality of our northwest economy AGC Executive Vice President David DHondt sa...
Posted on: 03/10/2009