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(WASHINGTON, D.C.)–Senator Patty Murray has secured millions of dollars in federal funding for Washington state transportation projects in the FY 2004 Senate Transportation, Treasury, and General Government spending bill. The bill, which passed the full Senate late Thursday night, includes critical federal dollars for such priorities as road construction, buses, airports, trails and transit facilities across the state.



The Washington state funding, included by Murray in her role as Ranking Democrat on the Transportation Subcommittee, is in addition to the formula funding the state receives annually from the federal government. In fiscal year 2004, the state will receive $542,767,926 in Federal Highway Administration grants and $101,731,719 in Federal Transit Administration grant funding.



"I am proud to announce this important funding for transportation projects across Washington state," Senator Murray said. "At a time when both state and federal budgets are stretched thin, these dollars will go a long way to providing good paying construction jobs today and attracting new business for future growth. I will continue to stand up for our state and work to invest in valuable infrastructure at home while we honor our commitments abroad."

Funding by Region:

  • Puget Sound
  • Central Washington
  • Eastern Washington
  • NW Washington
  • SW Washington
  • Olympic Peninsula
  • Statewide


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    PUGET SOUND

    Sound Transit, Link Light Rail ($75 million) -Sound Transit is proposing to build a 14-mile light rail system through downtown Seattle to the City of SeaTac. This is the first phase of a multi-stage, multi-modal, project. This project is near completion of signing a revised Full Funding Grant Agreement with FTA for $500 million. Senator Murray has secured $75 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    Seattle, Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall ($1 million) - The Alaskan Way Viaduct seismic vulnerability puts public safety and the region's economy at risk. Studies show that within the next 10 years there is a one in twenty chance the viaduct and seawall will fail during a strong earthquake. Currently the state and city are examining the best plan to replace the viaduct, and this funding will assist in that effort.



    I-405 Corridor Improvements ($2 million) - This project is one of six first phase projects in the I-405 Corridor. It provides congestion relief from downtown Bellevue to I-90 and improves ramp merges to I-90. Senator Murray has secured $2 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    I-405 Congestion Relief Project ($2.5 million) - This project will help fund efforts to provide congestion relief, such as: transportation management associations; work options; land use; commute trip reduction programs; and provide for park and ride assistance.



    FAST Corridor ($3 million) - This funding will continue the development of the highly successful and nationally recognized freight mobility program. FAST Corridor focuses on improving the region’s north-south rail and port access routes between the ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett. Senator Murray has secured over $130 million in federal funds for this project in previous appropriations and in TEA-21.



    Seattle, Elliot Avenue & BNSF Crossing Path Improvements ($1 million) - This project will connect several separate areas into an 8.5 acre greenspace in downtown Seattle. It will also improve existing infrastructure while providing for safe pedestrian access to the central waterfront.



    Seattle, South Lake Union Circulation System (Seattle Trolley) ($3 million) - This project will help begin preliminary work to provide direct transit service from Westlake Center to the redevelopment area at South Lake Union.



    Seattle City Center ITS ($2.5 million) - This project will provide traffic and signal control system improvements, variable message signs, traffic surveillance cameras and communications with railroad crossing signals in downtown Seattle. This project will help the City better manage traffic coming in and out of the Port of Seattle, rail yards, roadway traffic, and transit centers.



    Vashon Island Passenger-Only Ferry Initiative ($1 million) - This project will analyze and procure a new, efficient ferry boat for resuming service for the Vashon Island Passenger-Only service.



    King County, South Park Bridge ($2 million) - This project will replace the existing, severely deteriorated, and substandard movable span bridge with a new fixed or movable span bridge and new approaches. Senator Murray secured $990,000 for this project in previous appropriations.



    King County, Park and Ride on First Hill, Seattle ($3.626 million) - This project will help build a new park and ride lot on First Hill. This lot will provide commuter and patients of area hospitals greater access and mobility.



    Sound Transit, Regional Express Transit Hubs ($2 million) - This project will provide further improvements to several transit hubs feeding the Sound Transit system. These hubs are located in South Everett, Kirkland, Issaquah, Federal Way and Lakewood. Senator Murray secured $4 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    King County, Countywide Signal Program ($1.5 million) - This project will help implement signal synchronization, signal enhancements and intelligent transportation system applications along high priority corridors in King County. This project included will help reduce congestion, reduce commutes, improve freight mobility, increase transit efficiency, reduce fuel consumption, and enhance public safety.



    King County, Metro Clean Air Buses ($5 million) - This project will help purchase 25 new Hybrid clean air buses to replace outdated dual-powered diesel buses.



    SeaTac, Third Runway NAVAIDS and Radar ($9.7 million) - This project will provide funding for state of the art visual and electronic navigational aids on the Third Runway and at the other two runways.



    SeaTac, Air Traffic Control Tower ($2 million) – This funding will support the building of a new Air Traffic Control Tower. Senator Murray secured $2.65 million in funding for this project in previous appropriations.



    SeaTac, TRACON ($5.28 million) – This funding will help build a new TRACON safety system. Senator Murray secured $30.8 million in funding for this project in previous appropriations.



    Everett, Air Traffic Control Tower ($2 million) – This funding will help Paine Field making improvements to their Air Traffic Control Tower. Senator Murray secured $925,000 in funding for this project in previous appropriations.



    Everett, BNSF Railroad Track Relocation ($500,000) - This project involves the relocation and upgrade of certain railroad tracks in the vicinity of the City of Everett's 41st Street Overcrossing Project. The track project will serve the dual purpose of improving freight mobility by eliminating an at-grade crossing in this area, and improving shoreline access and wetland habitat enhancement. Senator Murray secured $3.7 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    Pierce Transit Clean Bus Initiative ($1 million) - This project will help provide needed infrastructure improvements to support Pierce Transit's completion of a clean bus initiative. Senator Murray secured $6 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    Auburn, Auburn Way South ITS ($1.6 million) - This project will improve signalization and commuter awareness in downtown Auburn.



    Kitsap Transit, Marina Expansion & Kitsap Transit Passenger Ferry Terminal ($3 million) - This project will help improve and expand access to passenger-only ferries in Bremerton. Specifically, the project will help construct access from the Bremerton Marina and provide a new ferry terminal.



    Southworth Terminal Redevelopment/Vashon Terminal Preservation ($1 million) - This project will help supplement existing state funds to improve and expand the Southworth Terminal and Vashon Terminal.



    SR 509/SR 518 Interchange/Intersection Redevelopment (Burien) ($2 million) - This funding will advance the preliminary design and environmental work necessary to redevelop this interchange into a fully functioning freeway-to-freeway interchange. The SR 509/SR 518 Interchange provides primary access to the City of Burien and is a major freight connector to the SeaTac Airport.



    Tukwila, Signalization Interconnect and Intelligent Transportation ($1.4 million) - This project will help construct a Traffic Signal Command Center where interconnected signals throughout the City of Tukwila can be controlled and monitored by engineers and technicians via instantaneous video and data feeds. This will help reduce traffic significantly by allowing for real-time decisions regarding changing the flow of traffic.



    Edmonds Crossing Multimodal Transportation Terminal ($2 million) - This project will provide for the second phase of the Edmonds Crossing Multimodal Transportation Terminal. When completed this project will improve opportunities for connecting various forms of travel, including rail, ferry, bus, bicycle, walking and rideshare. Senator Murray secured $4 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    I-5, 116th Street NE Interchange Improvements (Snohomish) ($2 million) - Improvements to the 116th Street NE Interchange in Snohomish are necessary to improve commuter and freight mobility in the region. This project will help in the design, right of way acquisition, and construction of this new interchange improvement project.



    I-5, Lynnwood City Center Exit ($1 million) - This funding will help construct a new off ramp from I-5 southbound to the intersection of Alderwood Mall Parkway and Alderwood Mall Boulevard. It will allow for more direct access to the City of Lynnwood, the City Center area, the new convention center, Sound Transit Regional Transit Center; and Alderwood Mall.



    Everett, Bus Replacement Project ($1 million) - This project will help purchase 2 heavy duty and 5 medium duty transit buses that are high-quality, ADA-compliant replacement transit vehicles. Senator Murray secured $2.225 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    172nd Street/I-5 Interchange and Bridge Expansion (Arlington & Marysville) ($3 million) - This overpass is consistently over capacity, resulting in traffic backups onto the interstate, affecting traffic and freight mobility on the main route between the Puget Sound region and Canada. This project will provide critical access and expansion of roadway that will alleviate traffic congestion within the cities of Arlington and Marysville.



    Mukilteo Lane Park and Ride ($1 million) - With Sound Transit Commuter Rail opening North of Seattle and the increased use of the Mukilteo Intermodal Ferry Terminal, the need for parking has increased. This project will help begin planning of a new park and ride to serve the Mukilteo Intermodal Ferry Terminal.



    Community Transit Park and Ride Lot Expansion Program ($2 million) - This project will help increase the park and ride lot at Mountlake Terrace Park and Ride at I-5 and 236th by 400 spaces. Senator Murray secured $7.25 million for park and ride expansion for Community Transit in previous appropriations.



    Community Transit Bus and Van Replacement ($1 million) - This project will help Community Transit with their aggressive and comprehensive bush and van replacement project.



    Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal ($1 million) - This project will help supplement existing state funds to improve and expand the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal.



    Skagit County, 3-Bridge Corridor Project ($800,000) - This project will help construct improvements to the three bridges that span the Skagit River. These bridges are currently at risk for flood damage from the Skagit River. If one or more of these bridges were to fail, commuter and freight traffic in the region would be severely impacted.



    Non-Transportation Requests

    General Services Administration



    Henry M. Jackson Federal Building ($6.868 million) – These resources will be used to make repairs and improvements to the existing federal building.



    Auburn Federal Building ($18.315 million) – These resources will be used to make repairs and improvements to the existing federal building.

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    CENTRAL WASHINGTON PROJECTS

    Yakima Grade Separations ($1 million) - The City of Yakima has seen a dramatic increase in emergency vehicle response time and increasing general traffic congestion in the downtown area since the reopening of Stampede Pass. This funding will complete the grade separations being constructed on the rail line. Senator Murray secured $8.225 million in federal funding for this project for this project in previous appropriations.



    US 12 Widening, Wallula Junction to Walla Walla ($3 million) - This project will provide funding to begin widening US 12 from Wallula Junction to Walla Walla to four lanes. Senator Murray secured $4.4 million to four-lane US 12 from Burbank to Wallula Junction, which, along with significant state and local resources, will fully fund the construction of this section.



    Intermodal Transload Facility, Quincy, WA ($2 million) - The project will provide a rail loop to agricultural facilities and the BNSF mainline in Grant County. This loop is vital to maintaining access for agriculture businesses to their various markets.



    I-182, Queensgate to SR 240 (Richland) ($2 million) - This project will provide an additional lane on I-182 in each direction from the Queensgate Interchange to Thayer Drive/SR 240 Interchange. There is a high exchange of trips between these two interchanges. The additional lanes will allow the local traffic to move safely from interchange to interchange, eliminating the need for this slow moving traffic to merge with the high-speed mainline traffic traveling at 70-miles per hour. Senator Murray secured $7.5 million in improvements to this Interstate in previous appropriations.



    Port of Pasco, Ainsworth Avenue Realignment and Sacagawea Heritage Trail Project ($3 million) - This project will help realign and widen Ainsworth Avenue through the Big Pasco Industrial Center (BPIC). This arterial provides the main vehicular access to Sacagawea State Park, at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, which sits on federal land leased from the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The new route will divert through-traffic out from between large industrial warehouses where the road is frequently blocked by truck staging and railcar operations. The second feature of this project includes a two mile paved pedestrian trail to provide access into Sacagawea State Park. The trail through the Port will provide an opportunity to safely view industrial activity and allow outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy the unique habitat of the region.



    WA Small Bus System Program of Projects Valley (Walla Walla) ($708,000) - This group of projects helps provide bus replacement and needed equipment to several smaller transit agencies in the state of Washington. Senator Murray secured $8.89 million for this statewide group of Small Bus System of Projects in previous appropriations.



    Link Transit (Wenatchee) ($800,000) - This project will help Link Transit modernize its vehicle fleet with efficient, low-floor buses that better accommodate the elderly and disabled.



    Link Transit JARC ($500,000) - This program recognizes the regional benefit and economic stimulus created by improving access to jobs for low-income individuals. This project will help fund Wenatchee’s efforts in this area.



    Yakima, TRACON ($72,200) – This project will provide funding to replace the transformer and breaker panel at the air traffic control tower.

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    EASTERN WASHINGTON PROJECTS

    Spokane, University District Transportation Safety Enhancement Project ($1 million) - This project will provide pedestrian safety enhancements and transportation infrastructure within the City's proposed University District. The City's proposed University District Project will provide economic development, create jobs and reinvigorate the downtown core by making substantial improvements to the Riverpoint Campus area. The House did not secure any funding for this project.

    U.S. 395, North Spokane Corridor ($1 million) - This project consists of building a 10.5 mile long limited access corridor linking I-90 and existing U.S. 395. This is an important commuter and freight route in the Spokane region. Senator Murray secured $11 million in federal funding for this project in previous appropriations.



    Spokane International Airport, Air Traffic Control Tower & TRACON ($6 million) - Spokane is going through the process of relocating and constructing a new Air Traffic Control Tower and TRACON. Senator Murray secured $7.12 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    SR 31, All Weather Roadway Construction and Widening (Pend Oreille County) ($1.6 million) - This funding will allow the County to finish the design of the roadway and proceed to purchase the required right-of-way. Because the pavement is outdated, certain trucks are banned from using the road during certain times of the year. This pavement enable all vehicles to use the road throughout the year. The House did not secure any funding for this project.

    Intermodal Transload Facility, Quincy, WA ($2 million) - The project will provide a rail loop to agricultural facilities and the BNSF mainline in Grant County. This loop is vital to maintaining access for agriculture businesses to their various markets. The House did not secure any funding for this project.

    I-182, Queensgate to SR 240 (Richland) ($2 million) - This project will provide an additional lane on I-182 in each direction from the Queensgate Interchange to Thayer Drive/SR 240 Interchange. There is a high exchange of trips between these two interchanges. The additional lanes will allow the local traffic to move safely from interchange to interchange, eliminating the need for this slow moving traffic to merge with the high-speed mainline traffic traveling at 70-miles per hour. Senator Murray secured $7.5 million in improvements to this Interstate in previous appropriations. The House did not secure any funding for this project.



    Port of Pasco, Ainsworth Avenue Realignment and Sacagawea Heritage Trail Project ($3 million) - This project will help realign and widen Ainsworth Avenue through the Big Pasco Industrial Center (BPIC). This arterial provides the main vehicular access to Sacagawea State Park, at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, which sits on federal land leased from the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The new route will divert through-traffic out from between large industrial warehouses where the road is frequently blocked by truck staging and railcar operations. The second feature of this project includes a two mile paved pedestrian trail to provide access into Sacagawea State Park. The trail through the Port will provide an opportunity to safely view industrial activity and allow outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy the unique habitat of the region. The House did not secure any funding for this project.

    WA Small Bus System Program of Projects

    This group of projects helps provide bus replacement and needed equipment to several smaller transit agencies in the state of Washington. Senator Murray secured $8.89 million for this statewide group of Small Bus System of Projects in the past.

    • Columbia County ($103,000) The House did not secure any funding for this project.
    • Pullman ($88,000) The House did not secure any funding for this project.
    • Valley (Walla Walla) ($708,000) The House did not secure any funding for this project.


    Colville Confederated Tribe – Inchelium/Gifford Bridge Feasibility Study ($120,000) - When the water levels on Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River) become too low, the Colville Confederated Tribe's ferry cannot run. People must travel an additional 53 miles to get across the Lake. The Tribe is looking to study the possibility of replacing the ferry with a bridge. The House did not secure any funding for this project.

    Washington State University, Infrastructure Renewal Research Project ($1.5 million) - This project will provide resources for WSU to research in three areas: 1) health monitoring of bridges; 2) rapid repair of infrastructure; and 3) environmental factors of bridges and bridge construction. The House did not secure any funding for this project.

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    NORTHWEST WASHINGTON PROJECTS

    Bellingham, San Juan Boulevard ($1.225 million) - This project will help construct a two-lane arterial street with bicycle lanes and mass transit facilities from the south side of Bellingham to I-5.



    Bellingham, Coast Millennium Trail – South Bay Taylor Dock Project ($500,000) - This project will help complete a key .34 mile segment of the regional Coast Millennium Trail, which is planned to extend from Skagit County into British Columbia. It specifically provides a missing link in the City of Bellingham's existing South Bay Trail, connecting downtown with Fairhaven.



    I-5 Second Street Bridge, Mt. Vernon ($3 million) - Currently this bridge does not meet vertical clearance design standards, leading to oversize trucks hitting the structure. This project will provide economic and safety benefits by allowing oversize trucks to use this section of I-5 by bringing vertical clearance up to design standards. Congestion Mitigation benefits will be provided for local traffic by adding the third lane on the undercrossing. This project is also designed for future widening of I-5 to address congestion.



    Swift Siding Rail Project, Blaine, WA ($3 million) - This project will provide a separate siding at the Blaine U.S./Canada Border Crossing that will allow BNSF and Amtrak Cascades trains to be inspected without restricting the main line to access from other freight and passenger rail trains.

    Skagit County, 3-Bridge Corridor Project ($800,000) - This project will help construct improvements to the three bridges that span the Skagit River. These bridges are currently at risk of flood damage from the Skagit River. If one or more of these bridges were to fail, commuter and freight traffic in the region would be severely impacted.



    WA Small Bus System Program of Projects - Island Transit ($1.094 million) - This group of projects helps provide bus replacement and needed equipment to several smaller transit agencies in the state of Washington. Senator Murray secured $8.89 million for this statewide group of Small Bus System of Projects in the past.

    Non-Transportation Requests

    General Services Administration

    Bellingham Federal Building Rehabilitation ($2.61 million) - This project will help make needed upgrades to the federal building in Bellingham.

    Border Station ($9.812 million) – These resources will be used to construct a new border station at the Canadian/U.S. Border at Blaine, WA.

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    SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON PROJECTS

    Intercity Transit Bus Expansion and Replacement (Thurston County) ($1 million) - This project will help Intercity Transit purchase 44 heavy duty buses. Senator Murray secured $250,000 for this project in previous appropriations.

    Vancouver, Vancouver Pedestrian Bridge ($500,000) - This project is part of the Confluence Project commemorating the Lewis and Clark expedition. Specifically, this project will help construct a "land bridge" or pedestrian crossing over SR-14 that would reconnect the main portion of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve with the waterfront.

    Clark County Transit, Bus Replacement ($3 million) - This project will help Clark County Transit replace 41 aging buses. Senator Murray secured $4.7 million for this project in previous appropriations.

    Clark County Transit, VAST ITS ($1.6 million) - This project will help C-TRAN continue the deployment of advanced traveler information systems (such as real-time arrival kiosks at transit centers) and a fleet maintenance management system.

    WA High-speed Rail Corridor Grade Crossing Project ($1.25 million) - This program of projects will be used to upgrade crossing circuitry near Marysville and Bellingham, improve public crossings near Castle Rock and Kelso, and to design a grade separation for West 39th Street in Vancouver.

    Lexington Bridge Project, Cowlitz County ($1.5 million) - A new bridge over I-5 in the Lexington and Longview-Kelso areas will disperse urban area commuter traffic and promote redevelopment of downtown and West Kelso. Senator Murray secured $6 million for this project in previous appropriations.

    I-5, 219th Street Interchange (Battle Ground) ($2 million) - This project will help improve safety in Battle Ground by helping to construct a new I-5/NE 219th Street Interchange. A recent WSDOT study recommended this interchange to improve safety mobility, access and travel times from I-5 to the SR 502 Corridor.

    I-5, Rush Road to Maytown Widening, Lewis County ($2 million) - The project is one phase of I-5 corridor widening in Lewis County from Rush Road to 13th Street. The project will add one additional through lane on I-5 in each direction that will improve traffic flow and reduce accidents. In addition, the project will construct a new interchange on I-5, which will improve access to the Port of Chehalis.

    Chehalis, I-5 Exit 79 Interchange Bridge Replacement ($3 million) - This project will help replace the I-5 Exit 79 Interchange Bridge along Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis to provide additional vehicle and pedestrian capacity. The bridge connects with the Chamber of Commerce Way railroad overpass to provide access between the east and west sides of Chehalis.

    WA Small Bus System Program of Projects

    This group of projects helps provide bus replacement and needed equipment to several smaller transit agencies in the state of Washington. Senator Murray secured $8.89 million for this statewide group of Small Bus System of Projects in previous appropriations.

  • Twin Transit (Centralia)($108,000)
  • Grays Harbor ($114,000)


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    OLYMPIC PENINSULA PROJECTS

    Kitsap Transit, Marina Expansion & Kitsap Transit Passenger Ferry Terminal ($3 million) - This project will help improve and expand access to passenger-only ferries in Bremerton. Specifically, the project will help construct access from the Bremerton Marina and provide a new ferry terminal.



    Kitsap Transit, Bus Replacement ($1 million) - This project will help Kitsap transit replace out of date buses.

    Satsop Road Access Improvements, Grays Harbor County ($375,000) - The Satsop Development Park is a successful business development in Grays Harbor County. This project will create access roads to several of the Park's buildings that now have no vehicular access or parking areas. Senator Murray secured $1.5 million for this project in previous appropriations.



    Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe – Access Road ($2.3 million) - This project will help construct an all-weather primary access road connection from the Lower Elwha Klallam reservation to the Clallam County road system adjacent to the flood plain.



    Skokomish Tribe Roadway Improvements ($1.3 million) - This project will help the Skokomish Tribe complete improvements such as road widening, sidewalk construction and improved signs and streetlights.

    WA Small Bus System Program of Projects

    This group of projects helps provide bus replacement and needed equipment to several smaller transit agencies in the state of Washington. Senator Murray secured $8.89 million for this statewide group of Small Buss System of Projects in previous appropriations.

  • Clallam ($688,000)
  • Jefferson ($416,000)
  • Mason ($480,000)
  • Grays Harbor ($114,000)


  • Jefferson Transit Maintenance Facility (Port Townsend) ($1 million) - Transit services are growing in Jefferson County. This project will help construct a new park and ride to meet increased demand.

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    MISCELLANEOUS / STATEWIDE PROJECTS



    Washington State Department of Transportation, Homeless Children School Access Project ($1 million) - This project will help WSDOT provide grants to non-profit organizations or school districts who have programs to provide transportation services to homeless children trying to get to and from school.



    Intelligent Transportation Systems, Program of Projects ($5.4 million)- This project provides resources to local communities and the state of Washington for use of new technologies that will improve traffic signals, reduce traffic, provide commuter information and improve car and truck safety.



    Washington State Test Level-2 Warning/Positive Protection Gate for Highway Railroad Grade Crossing ($500,000 million) - This project will provide WSDOT with Test Level-2 warning/positive protection gate for highway/railroad grade crossings. The device is approved by the FHWA. It is capable of stopping a vehicle as heavy as a three-quarter ton pickup truck at speeds as high as 45 mph within approximately 16 feet of the tracks. This will greatly enhance safety at grade crossings in Washington state.



    WA Vanpooling Enhancement and Expansion ($1 million) - This project will support the region's new Vanpool Market Action Plan. Specifically, the project will focus on: deployment planning; operational enhancements; and marketing and promotion.



    WA Vehicle Trip Reduction Incentives ($1.5 million) - This program will help WSDOT create partnerships with employers designed to create transportation efficiencies.



    Boeing, Global Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance System (GCNSS) ($25 million) - Boeing is involved with improving the national and international air traffic management system in order to improve security and capacity. Boeing proposes to move the system from one primarily run by ground telecommunications to a satellite-based system. Boeing is working with the FAA and the International Civil Aviation Organization on how this system could benefit air travel. Senator Murray secured $25 million for this project in the past.



    Automated Technical Support System for ANSR-4 Long Range Radar Systems Pilot Project ($3 million) - This project will design, build and test an automated solution to provide capabilities for response and decision-support following a failure on long-range aviation radar systems. It will include a digital, technical manual system to provide troubleshooting, diagnostics and information retrieval. This project could help improve the data gathering and efficiency our nation's long range radar. The company that produces the technology is based in Washington state.



    Center for Excellence for Advanced Materials at the University of Washington (Boeing) ($500,000) - Composite materials are increasingly being used in military and commercial aircraft to improve capability, durability and reliability. This project will help found and establish and Center that will help do R&D on advanced materials in aerospace and aviation.



    WestStart's Vehicular Flywheel Project in the Pacific Northwest ($1 million) - This project will help produce an advanced flywheel system for energy storage and power management that eventually will propel hybrid vehicles. Senator Murray secured $2.35 million for this project in the past. The company doing the R&D is located in Bellevue, WA.



    Maritime Domain Awareness Pilot Project, WA ($1.25 million) - Our nation's Marine Exchanges are not integrated. Without information sharing, the security and efficiency of waterborne traffic coming into the United States can be impacted. This pilot project will provide the "proof of concept" for the integration of data from a set of Marine Exchanges to provide an integrated data portal to serve government users including the Coast Guard, Navy, CBE, ICE and other government and non-government users who have a legitimate right or need for the information as needed.