Transportation

Strong bipartisan support for Bailey car insurance legislation State Senator Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, has introduced legislation with strong bipartisan support that would help ensure compliance with the state’s car insurance laws. Senate Bill 5924 would require proof of auto insurance coverage to be shown at the time of vehicle registration or renewal. State law currently requires motorists to... Read More...
Correction Notice of Press Release on 10th District Regional Transit Funding This past Thursday the Washington State Senate approved transportation-budget package, House Bill 1299, that included $1 million in funding for the Everett Connector service operated by Island and Skagit Transit. Due to a clerical error by non-partisan committee staff, an additional $830,000 for Skagit Transit system enhancements, expansion and safety... Read More...
Bailey and Hayes secure funding for regional transit Lawmakers encourage collaboration and reforms A maintenance-level transportation operating budget approved this week by the House of Representatives and Senate includes $1 million for operation of the Island Transit and Skagit Transit Everett Connector routes, as well as $830,000 for other transportation priorities for Skagit Transit. The funding was included... Read More...
Transportation Survey The Senate Transportation Committee recently announced a bipartisan transportation package proposal. In it are key reforms to increase accountability, transparency and efficiency which means better stewardship of your tax dollars. The proposal does come with an increase in gas taxes and I want to hear your perspective on this proposal... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – Aug. 13, 2014 Greetings friends & neighbors, It has been a busy summer with meetings in Olympia and numerous engagements throughout the district. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to my office, whether to invite me to a speaking engagement, or to bring to my attention issues of concern in our... Read More...
NEWS: Bailey calls for audit of Island Transit finances Earlier this month, Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, joined the Senate’s Transportation Committee co-chair, Sen. Curtis King, and fellow 10th District legislators in two separate letters to the state auditor’s office. The letters request an audit into the local transit agency in light of recent allegations of financial mismanagement in... Read More...
Senate Transportation Proposal Moving our District Forward   Transportation is a big issue for our district. As I have communicated throughout this session we need reforms. The way our state handles transportation is seriously flawed. We need to be better stewards of your tax dollars. It is unacceptable that we have over spent hundreds of millions on... Read More...