FERNDALE, Wash. — The day after initial General Election results showed passage of a state-wide initiative to return car tab fees to $30, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee asked officials at WSDOT to postpone transportation projects not yet underway. In response, WSDOT released the following list this week.wsdot-project-delay-list-2019-11-26-3
Locals can take some comfort that notably absent from the lists is the long-awaited and Washington State funded Thornton Street overpass project here in Ferndale.
WSDOT said in this week’s announcement that their $6.7 billion 2019-2021 biennial budget is estimated to lose $451 million in car tab fee revenue as a result of the voters objecting to current car tab fee levels.
We are all navigating a challenging situation. It will be months before we have a definitive plan in the form of an amended 2019-21 transportation budget by the Legislature and the GovernorWashington State Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar
WSDOT officials are assuming delays of the projects on the list of at least six months.