Funding

$16 billion package that includes an 11.9-cent gas tax increase phased in over FY 2016 and FY 2017.
Connecting Washington continues Washington's commitment to walking, biking, transit and other public transportation options. State funding for pedestrian and bicycle projects is in part why Washington state has been named the top "Bicycle Friendly State" by the League of American Bicyclists for the eighth consecutive year. Meanwhile, WSDOT's public transportation grants help provide access, mobility, independence and improved options to Washington residents.
Enacted for transportation by the 2003 Washington State Legislature. This list has been prepared by WSDOT from the project listing adopted by the Legislature in the Transportation Budget (ESHB 1163) and transmitted to the Legislative Evaluation & Accountability Program from the Chairs of the Senate and House Transportation Committees on April 27, 2003.
The 2005 Washington State Legislature provided a 16-year expenditure plan to take care of some of Washington State's most critical transportation needs. Over 270 projects will be funded by package that will make roads and bridges safer as well as ease choke points on the system.
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Since 2009, Congress has dedicated more than $4.1 billion for six rounds to fund projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region or a metropolitan area.
Federal transportation law establishes: Federal transportation taxes and fees, Rules for spending federal funds, Distribution of federal funding among state and local agencies, and modes and programs, Safety and environmental regulations and Construction and operation guidelines.