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Category: Transportation


$30M for Marvin Road interchange in Lacey added to House transpo bill

The state House approved an amendment to its $10 billion transportation legislation Tuesday that added $30 million for improvements to the Interstate 5 interchange at Marvin Road in Lacey. Rep. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, sponsored the amendment, which was adopted on an unrecorded vote.

Final passage of the larger House transportation measures – including House Bill 1955 and HB 1954– was postponed, possibly to Wednesday.

Hunt said the interchange had fallen out of the conversation as the transportation talks bogged down earlier in the session but that Lacey recently brought it back to lawmakers’ attention.

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Elway poll shows huge opposition to gas tax

The Seattle Times is reporting that the latest Elway Poll carries terrible news for those pushing a 10-cent increase in the gas tax and other fees to improve maintenance of state highways, boost transit and complete several mega-projects.

All told, 72 percent of 412 polled voters opposed the phase-in of gas taxes at a rate of 2 cents a year for five years and 62 percent opposed an increase in vehicle tab fees. The polling was conducted Feb. 28 to March 2 and had an error margin of 5 percent, the Times said. It linked the full poll results

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