Keep Washington Rolling

Keep Washington Rolling is a statewide coalition of labor unions, business leaders, environmental & transit advocates and local governments who have, for the last 15 years, worked together to push for investments in our state’s transportation system.

Now more than ever, the Legislature needs to invest in areas that will create and support jobs and support economic activity in the state. Washington is facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19 and the resulting economic impacts. Nearly all areas of government services are being strained, including our transportation systems.

Our state faced transportation funding gaps prior to the pandemic and those challenges have only been exacerbated, with disproportionate impacts on low-income communities and communities of color.

Highways, bridges and transit systems are crucial elements for the economic recovery Washington state families need.

Our Focus in 2021

This month, more than 100 organizations representing business, labor, environmental and transit advocates and local governments sent a letter to the Legislature urging action on transportation in 2021.

Read the letter and see the list of signers.

There are various approaches to a transportation package being considered. We look forward to working toward a broad-based solution that:

  • Prioritizes maintenance and repair of our current roads and highways
  • Finishes what we started with the 2015 Connecting Washington plan
  • Builds critical safety, freight and mobility projects
  • Fixes culverts and removing fish passage barriers to restore the environment and comply with the federal court order
  • Invests in a transportation system with local solutions for workers, including transit, bike and pedestrian options
  • Considers new revenue streams

Passing a comprehensive transportation funding package this year will support the full reopening of our economy as well as spur economic activity and support local jobs. Washington residents are depending on us.

Join Us and Make Your Voice Heard

Our coalition — business leaders, labor unions, local governments and environmental and transit advocates — will continue to work throughout the legislative session to support these needed projects.

We invite you to join us! Click here to send a letter to your legislator.

You can also your legislators TODAY (1-800-562-6000) and tell them to pass a comprehensive transportation package this year! We need to get people, goods and services moving again.

Your voice is critical to this effort.

Supporters of The 2021 Funding Package

The cities and organizations below have signed on to a January 11 letter of support for a state transportation project. Action in 2021 is crucial to supporting local jobs and an equitable economic recovery.

350 Washington Network

ACI – Active Construction Inc.

Adams County Development Council

AGC of Washington

Alaska Airlines

Alliance for Pioneer Square

Amazon

American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington

Association of Washington Business

Audubon Washington

Bellevue Chamber

Capital Aeroporter

Christensen, Inc.

City of Auburn – Nancy Backus, Mayor

City of Bellevue – Lynne Robinson, Mayor

City of Black Diamond – Carol Benson, Mayor

City of Blaine

City of Covington

City of Everett

City of Fife

City of Issaquah

City of Kenmore – David Baker, Mayor

City of Kent – Dana Ralph, Mayor

City of Kirkland

City of Lake Stevens – Brett Gailey, Mayor

City of Lakewood – Don Anderson, Mayor

City of Newcastle

City of North Bend – Rob McFarland, Mayor

City of Pasco

City of Redmond

City of Renton – Armondo Pavone, Mayor

City of Seattle

City of Shoreline

City of Snoqualmie

City of Tacoma

City of Tukwila

Climate Reality Project – Washington State Coalition

Climate Solutions

Columbia River Economic Development Council

Cowlitz Economic Development Council

CRH Americas Materials

Disability Mobility Initiative

E.E. Overton Company

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Economic Development Council of Mason County

Fred Meyer Stores

Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association

Greater Seattle Partners

Greater Spokane Inc.

HDR

HNTB

Identity Clark County

Impact Washington – NIST MEP

Inland Northwest AGC

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 612

Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe

Kent Chamber of Commerce

King County

Laborers International Union of North America

Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.

Microsoft

MLK Labor

Next Bold Move Consulting

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders and Everett Ship Repair

NW Carpenters Union

NW Natural

OneAmerica

PEMCO Insurance

Port of Bellingham

Port of Seattle

PRR

Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW)

Renton Chamber of Commerce

Sanitary Service Company

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Share the Cities

Sound Cities Association

South Sound Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition

Spokane Area Good Roads Association

Symetra Life Insurance Company

The Climate Reality Project – Washington State Coalition

The Wilderness Society

Transit Riders Union

Transportation Choices Coalition

Tulalip Tribes

Vigor

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Vulcan Inc.

WA & Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers

Washington Asphalt Pavement Association

Washington Bikes

Washington Building and Construction Trades Council

Washington Conservation Voters

Washington Economic Development Association

Washington Environmental Council

Washington Public Ports Association

Washington Recreation and Parks Association

Washington Roundtable

Washington State Labor Council

Washington State Patrol Lieutenants and Captains Association

Washington State Patrol Troopers Association

Washington State Transit Association

Washington Trucking Associations

Wright Runstad & Company

WSP USA

Latest News

Beefing up state transportation plan will help boost economy

Union-Bulletin, January 15, 2021

The state Legislature will have more on its plate than COVID-19 in the next 100 days or so. Lawmakers are going to have to approve a two-year budget, which is essentially a spending plan. In doing so, the state’s transportation infrastructure must be a top priority. Go to article