Fed Proposal Could Cut Wash. State’s Transit Funding by $128 Million Annually

Seattle Electric Bus (Keith Tyler via Flickr)

Two key U.S. Democratic Senators have released a document indicating that Washington State could lose $128 million annually in federal transit-related funding, and 4,802 jobs if the House Republican transportation bill was to become law. The funding cut is relative to the 2010 enacted funding level; see their document for their funding and jobs assumptions.

It’s very likely that we’ll see a Senate bill later this week.

For more information about the Republican proposal, see Republicans Detail Proposal to Replace SAFETEA-LU and What Are Stakeholder Groups Saying About the Mica Bill?