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By Sydney Brown
Washington State Journal 

House passes $11 billion transportation budget

$1 billion for actual road construction


April 15, 2021

OLYMPIA — The Washington House of Representatives passed a $10.94 billion transportation budget with some bipartisan support 87-11 on April 2.

The budget pays for improved roadways and expanded “green” transportation.

Construction of a hybrid-electric ferry will get $152.5 million from the budget, along with $12 million toward electric vehicle grants and $15 million for reducing carbon emissions.

The proposal also spends $726 million on fish passage barrier removals to comply with federal Department of Transportation standards. More than $1 billion would go toward road construction,...

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