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I-976 voter approval means Yelm Loop funding is now on-hold by Gov. Inslee!

Yelm Loop’s proposed intersection with SR 507 at Wal-Mart
Credit: WSDOT

“Inslee postpones future transportation projects after voters approve I-976”

“Initiative 976 eliminates extra fees for everything from electric vehicles to Sound Transit light rail project.”

“Gov. Jay Inslee has taken immediate action after voters approved an initiative that would slash car-tab fees.”

“After a second round of results were released Wednesday, 55.76% of voters are approving Initiative 976 and 44.24% are rejecting it. The initiative will eliminate extra fees for everything from electric vehicles to Sound Transit light rail projects by capping state car-tab fees at $30.

“Inslee said he has directed the Washington State Department of Transportation to postpone projects not yet underway.

He said he has also asked “other state agencies that receive transportation funding, including Washington State Patrol and the Department of Licensing, to defer non-essential spending” as he reviews impacts,” by KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more

“WSDOT Shares Latest Plans for Yelm Loop in Online Open House”

“The Washington Department of Transportation is hosting an online open house Oct. 28 through Dec. 2 to share the latest information on Phase 2 of the Yelm Loop project and to gain community feedback for WSDOT’s vision for this critical project.”

” The open house website is an informative opportunity for new and existing community members to seek the latest information regarding the reduction in travel times, traffic volumes, and the safety and mobility enhancements that are included in this project,” by the City of Yelm. Read more

Posted by Steve on November 7, 2019 at 5:12 am | Permalink

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