OLYMPIA– On Tuesday, the Senate passed Move Ahead Washington, SB 5974, an investment in our community and our environmental health.

“We know that transportation is one of biggest carbon-emitting sectors in our state,” said Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center). “This package responds to the climate crisis and makes brave investments in maintenance and preservation, including investments in multimodal with transit, high-speed rail, and ferries. This package invests in a future in which we have prioritized the health and wellbeing of our communities, locally and globally.”

Move Ahead Washington is a $16 billion, 16-year, transportation investment package with unprecedented investments and additions to previous investments to reduce carbon, increase multimodal options for community members, and provide equitable, safe and affordable transit options.

Move Ahead makes specific investments in the 34th Legislative District, targeted around carbon reduction and safer routes:

  • Approximately $1.2 billion for preservation and electrification for our ferry system, which are considerable emitters of carbon.
  • $500,000 for safer walkways in White Center.
  • $514 million for improving our transit system in Burien and beyond.

“This package speaks volumes to what we as a Legislature value for our community members,” said Nguyen. “We value a sustainable future for generations to come so that they have a brighter, safer, more equitable tomorrow.”