Wa State Business Roundtable Advocates for Transportation Investment

A coalition of Washington state business, labor and environmental groups are advocating for increased transportation investment. Image – I-5 Columbia River Bridge, WSDOT Flickr.

A coalition of Washington state business, labor and environmental groups are collaborating to urge the Governor and Legislature to pass a transportation investment bill this year.

One of those groups, the Washington Roundtable, ran an ad in Sunday’s Seattle Times. It’s separate from the coalition’s work, but is still intended to call attention to the issue.

The Washington Roundtable is a nonprofit, public policy organization comprised of chief executives representing major private sector employers throughout Washington state. Its statement on transportation:

“Our state economy and citizen well-being is dependent on the efficiency and safety of public infrastructure. The Roundtable is focused on driving policies that will improve Washington’s transportation system and advocates for policies that prioritize and invest in state infrastructure needs, address environmental concerns and ensure high levels of accountability.”

We’ll be writing about portions of the Roundtable report in the coming days. If you can’t wait, here’s a link to their 2013 transportation investment report.

Washington Roundtable Pothole Ad