Reach out to state legislators regarding the transportation package

The state legislature is holding a second special session. The following message comes from Brad Jurkovich, urging Washington residents to call legislators in support of a transportation package that includes funding to build a third 144-car ferry. Please take a moment to make that call!

WA Ferry Coalition – Call to Action.   It appears the Legislature is getting somewhat closer to reaching agreement on the operating budget, but there has been no final action on a new transportation package that includes funding for the next 144-car ferry construction, highways and transit.  The Keep Washington Rolling Coalition has begun radio ads across the state urging the Legislature to pass the transportation package during the second special session.  Here is a link to the ads.   

We can do our part.   Please take a few minutes to contact your legislators by calling the hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and leaving a message for your legislators requesting that they “please pass the transportation package before they go home!   


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Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

4 thoughts on “Reach out to state legislators regarding the transportation package

  1. mj basta

    If the ferry wasn’t required to be built in Washington State, I understand that it would cost about 30% less…..

    1. sjbrooksyoung Post author

      At this point the difference might not be so great because the builder of the first two boats could build the third more cheaply–they are already to go so there is economy of scale. That said, it’s true that competitive bidding would reduce costs for building new ferries in the future.

      1. mj basta

        This issue should be resolved by the legislature before any additional ferry’s are funded and built. We can no longer afford to pay a premium for our ferries.

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