King adds three stops to Senate’s transportation feedback tour More people in Washington will have a chance to be heard now that Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, has announced the addition of three locations to the Senate’s statewide transportation feedback tour. The additional stops in Seattle, Tri-Cities and Bellingham stem from an overwhelming public response to a series of public... Read More...
Dates set for bipartisan statewide transportation forums Senate Transportation Committee co-chairs Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, today announced the dates and cities that will be included in a statewide listening tour aimed at gathering input from Washington residents on building a new package of transportation projects. Beginning on Sept. 17 in Bellevue,... Read More...
King announces listening tour to discuss MCC reform ideas Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, announced today that he’s delivered a letter to Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, requesting her agency’s cooperation in coordinating a series of public meetings around the state. King, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, said he and his colleagues in... Read More...
King, MCC drive the discussion on transportation reform With the end of the 2013 regular and two special sessions now in the rear-view mirror, members of the Washington State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus have their sights set firmly on reforming the state’s transportation system. Listen to Senator Curtis King, R-Yakima, explain why these reforms are necessary, what they... Read More...
Keeping Washington moving forward, Senate passes transpo budget Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, today expressed his thanks and gratitude to members of the Senate and its staff after the unanimous passage of the Senate’s 2013-15 transportation budget proposal. King, along with co-chair Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, and fellow budget writers Sen.... Read More...
Sen. King talks transportation on TVW Does the state need new transportation taxes? TVW Host Austin Jenkins of Inside Olympia talks with Senate Transportation Co-Chair Curtis King, R-Yakima, about transportation issues, including revenue, the Columbia River Crossing project, and more. Read More...
Bipartisan Senate committee unveils 2013-15 transportation budget Making good on promises to continue a tradition of cooperation, leaders of the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee today proposed a bipartisan transportation budget that would spend $8.7 billion in 2013-15: $5.3 billion in capital construction spending and $3.4 billion for operating costs and debt service payments. The proposal would... Read More...
Senate transportation budget to be released soon This session, I am co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, and we’re responsible for crafting a state transportation budget. Historically, the transportation committee has been one of the more (if not the most) bipartisan, cooperative committees in the Legislature, and this session has been no different. The other co-chair, Democrat... Read More...
DOT secretary’s questionable choice for review leader Newly-appointed Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson announced last week that Ron Paananen – now a private consultant – will lead a comprehensive assessment of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement, the State Route 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, and the Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing projects. I... Read More...
Two of my bills make their way through the House Since the Majority Coalition Caucus took control of the Senate in December, I’ve been able to get several of my bills passed by the Senate and sent to the House of Representatives for consideration. Two of those bills are of particular interest to me and I wanted to share their... Read More...