Washington State Lawmakers Order Study of Trestle Project Financing (Tolls and User Fees Mentioned)

The Herald reports, “State lawmakers want a better idea of what it will cost to replace the westbound span of the U.S. 2 trestle” — a commuter bottleneck — “and a few suggestions on how to pay for it.” The proposed state transportation budget sets aside $350,000 for a study of the replacement project costs. A WSDOT official tells the newspaper tolling and user fees will be among the funding options explored by the study contractor.