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Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today a 2017-2019 State Transportation Budget Bill that includes a long list of projects benefiting the City of Spokane and the entire Spokane region. The budget continues full funding for the North Spokane Corridor and STA’s Central City Line, as well as new funding for improved bus service on the N. Monroe to S. Regal Corridor, a new Transit Station at Spokane Falls Community College, resurfacing the Triangle Truss pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park, and many other notable projects.
“The City Council greatly appreciates Governor Inslee and the State Legislature’s continued investment in all modes of transportation that benefit our people and our economy,” said Council Member Amber Waldref. “These investments help match a local voter-approved bond to revitalize Riverfront Park and future Federal dollars to build the first bus rapid transit project in Eastern Washington: the Central City Line.”
Several local legislators led the way to ensure Spokane projects received support from both the House and Senate before going to the Governor’s desk for approval. “As the City Council legislative team, Council Member Waldref and I would like to particularly acknowledge Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-3rd) for his strong advocacy for transit, Sen. Michael Baumgartner (R-6th) for ensuring continued North Spokane Corridor funding, and Sen. Andy Billig (D-3rd) for his support of bike/pedestrian investments, especially rehabilitation of the Riverfront Park Triangle Truss Bridge over the Spokane River,” noted Council Member Mumm.
Here is an overview of Spokane-area projects funded in the 2017-2019 Transportation Budget:
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