$16 Billion Transportation Proposal Includes $1.1 Billion for Washington State Ferries

The proposal by Democrats in the Washington State Legislature, which is a long-range budget over 16 years, would fund four new hybrid-electric boats for the state’s aging ferry fleet.  The funding proposal, SSB 5974, would also fund conversion of two current ferries to hybrid electric.  The companion spending bill is SB 5975.