Governor Inslee calls a second special session, blaming House Republicans for failing to come to an agreement on the budget.
WDF Director David Moseley toured Puget Sound communities over the past two weeks for the biannual community meetings. Mr. Moseley offered this summary of the pending 2013 Transportation Funding package: Revenue Bill Summary 6-3-2013 [MS Word document]
The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber has a good overview of the state of ferry funding, fares, and service levels.
Additional ballast added to the “I-Lean” class M/V Salish seems to be working as planned.
An alert FCP member dug up this article from 2011, reminding us that back then our Legislature failed to defend the MVET tax or come up with replacement funding, thus contributed to the perilous state of ferry funding.