King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to the statewide transportation funding package announced by Governor Jay Inslee.
Statement issued by Executive Constantine regarding the Governor’s proposed statewide transportation plan:
“I want to thank the Governor for continuing to seek a comprehensive, statewide transportation plan that improves mobility across the Central Puget Sound region and throughout the state.
“It is critical to our economic competitiveness and quality of life that we have an adequately funded transportation system. The alternative is declining mobility, deteriorating roads, and fewer transportation options.
“As King County Executive and Chair of Sound Transit’s Board of Directors, I will continue to advocate for improving our region’s mobility through expansion of rail, increased bus service, and the preservation and maintenance of our state highways, ferries and local roads.
“The Governor’s plan supports our efforts to protect our environment by reducing the amount of storm water that flows into Puget Sound. It also creates additional safe walking routes our schoolchildren need.
“I look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature during the next legislative session to pass a transportation package that meets the needs of our growing region.”