As part of our mission to make the Eastrail an exceptional trail for everyone, every day, we are tracking the following legislative priorities at the state and federal levels:
City of Kirkland’s CKC/Eastrail HAWK Crossing: Move funds appropriated in the State’s 2025-2027 and 2027-2029 transportation biennial budgets for the Cross Kirkland Corridor HAWK Crossing and 132nd Intersection Improvements (awarded to the City as a grant by WSDOT) to the State’s 2023-2025 transportation biennial budget.
City of Woodinville’s SR 202 Eastrail Trestle project: obligate Move Ahead Washington‘s $5M in Eastrail funds (programed in a “future biennium”) to this next biennium so federal funds for the project are not put at risk.
City of Bellevue’s Mountains to Sound Greenway trail segment:Move Ahead Washington included $6.9 million for this section of trail between 142nd Place SE and 150th Avenue SE. We support City of Bellevue’s requests that the Legislature rephase $6.6 million in Move Ahead Washington funding for construction in the 2025-27 biennium, enabling the City to leverage $2.37 million in federal funds that must be obligated by June 1, 2025.
Support for 2021 Climate Commitment Act: This is a market-based program to reduce carbon pollution and achieve greenhouse gas emissions. It generates revenue by requiring polluters to pay. We support policies that accelerate CCA investments.
City of Woodinville: Support to obtain funding for the planning of the city-owned section of Eastrail between Wilmot Gateway Park and the King County line.
King County: Support with acquiring capital funding for the final gap in the southern segment of the trail, with the crossing over I-90 and adjacent trail segments.
Snohomish County: Support the County in acquiring funding for planning of the trail from the King County line to the town of Snohomish, where it will connect to the existing Centennial Trail.