The following is a statement by Executive Pat McCarthy on the Senate's bipartisan transportation package announced on Feb. 12:
"I congratulate the Washington State Senate's transportation negotiators for reaching a bipartisan agreement on a transportation plan that completes Highway 167 and addresses traffic congestion around JBLM. We will take the time to study the details, of course, but this is a very important and positive step. Our competitors around the world are investing in their infrastructure, and we cannot afford to wait any longer. I am very encouraged by the Senate's progress."
Hunter George, Pierce County Communications director