Guest column: SR432 improvements would mostly benefit Millennium

The proposed SR432 transportation improvements, including vehicle and grade separation, have been on the back burner for years. However, clearly the urgency for improvements before the Legislature now is to facilitate rail transport infrastructure to allow coal trains access through a very heavily used trucking and auto route, primarily to benefit Millennium Bulk Terminals’ planned […]

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Coal or no coal, let’s fix SR 432

If Interstate 405 had never been built east of Seattle in the 1960s, Microsoft would likely have found another place to set up shop. Construction of I-205 in eastern Clark County in the 1980s opened up a vast swath of land for new commercial and residential development. Just as building roads can spur economic development, […]

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Senate passes $15 billion transportation package

OLYMPIA — The Senate on Monday approved a $15 billion transportation revenue package that includes an incremental gas tax increase of 11.7 cents over the next three years. The chamber passed the revenue bill on a 27-22 bipartisan vote and negotiations with the House will begin. They also passed a spending bill that designates the […]

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