Adam Brockus of the Ferry Community Partnership has posted info about two proposed transportation bills:
Fellow Ferry Riders,
We now have bill numbers for this session’s transportation bills:
HB-2660 and SB-6455 – The links to the original bills are below.
Please take tonight to look them over and determine:
- Differences between the two bills
- What parts affect ferries?
- How much revenue is brought in and how much does it go to the ferry budget?
Adam C. Brockus, PE
Bremerton City Councilman, District 3
And Kari’s reply:
As far as ferries are concerned, there are no differences. I am disappointed that we can’t get a bit more $$ for ops and mtc or some idea of how much we will have to fight for funding for our second vessel.
The important message is to really encourage the Legislature to work together to come up with a transportation bill the voters will pass that will address the capital side for our transportation infrastructure. That will be the biggie!
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