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Statement from WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson on transportation-revenue package, Connecting Washington

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 15:42

Kris Rietmann, WSDOT communications, 360-688-0430 (mobile)

OLYMPIA – With Connecting Washington, Governor Inslee and legislators are making substantial investments in enhancing and maintaining our transportation system.

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide and support safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation options to improve livable communities and economic vitality for people and businesses. This critical investment in our transportation system enables us to better fulfill this mission and improve our multimodal transportation system for the people we serve.

As WSDOT nears completion of our Nickel (2003) and TPA (2005) projects from the past two transportation-revenue packages, our record speaks for itself: We’ve completed 87 percent of projects on time, and 91 percent of projects on budget. I am proud of our employees and the work we do, and Connecting Washington confirms the Legislature’s confidence in our ability to realize this comprehensive investment.

Connecting Washington’s reform efforts support WSDOT’s continuous improvements, including practical solutions to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, improve coordination with our transit partners and maximize our transportation system’s multimodal capacity.

We stand ready to deliver our Connecting Washington projects, and to work with our communities and partners to grow the capacity of our multimodal system.

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