Everett Herald: Comment: Passing I-2117 would blast hole in transportation fixes

May 18, 2024

By Sen. Marko Liias and Rep. Jake Fey

“Here’s the reality: Before I-2117 we were facing a $5 billion to $6 billion challenge to finish projects, maintain our roads and fulfill our obligation to remove salmon-blocking culverts. If passed, I-2117 doubles that problem. I-2117 exacerbates an already critical funding gap for our state’s transportation future. Whether you’re a transit rider, commuter, freight operator or employer who needs your workers to get around our state, know this: When it comes to funding our transportation future in Washington, there is no Plan B.”

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