Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium (Clibborn, Fey)

Makes supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium.

(1) Removes the condition on the appropriation of multimodal funds to the Board of Pilotage Commissioners' (Board) that the $150,000 deposited from Puget Sound Pilotage District tariffs be used by the Board solely for the expenditure of self-insurance premiums. (2) Requires the Department of Licensing to convene a work group made up of licensing services partners to assess and make recommendations on the current licensing services system, future policy options, and the establishment of a new joint committee called the Licensing Services Partnership Committee. The purpose of the new committee is to be a forum for communication regarding Washington's licensing services system. The work group is required to submit a report of findings and recommendations of its assessment to the transportation committees of the Legislature by December 1, 2018. (3) Makes various technical changes. (4) Requires the Washington State's Department of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships Program to contract with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to conduct a study identifying and evaluating opportunities to facilitate utilization of electric vehicles by low-income households, and to provide a report to the Legislature on the findings of this study by December 1, 2018. (5) Provides funding for implementation of a corridor study to identify potential improvements between exit 116 and exit 99 of I-5. (6) Increases the Multimodal Transportation Account state appropriation by $300,000 and decreases the private/local appropriation by $300,000. Adds an advisory group to the ultra high-speed ground transportation business case analysis funded in the subsection. (7) Increases funding for capacity expansion on I-405 between SR 522 and I-5 with a goal of coordinating project completion with implementation of bus rapid transit. (8) Adds preliminary engineering of the SR 547 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Trail located in Kendall to the projects for which appropriations from the Multimodal Transportation Account are provided.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -- 3:30 pm

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