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Our state transportation system is facing serious challenges. Old roads. Failing bridges. Unreliable ferry service. Dilapidated railways. Inefficient public transportation systems. These problems must be addressed.       So, how did we get...

Dec. 15, 2021

In this video, Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, introduces the Reprioritizing Existing Appropriations for Longevity (REAL) Act for state transportation funding.

Nov. 19, 2021

House Republican lawmakers in Olympia are proposing to “get REAL” with transportation funding. A new state transportation funding plan was released today (Wednesday) and comes with a twist. John Sattgast reports...

Nov. 17, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, said today he will champion the Reprioritizing Existing Appropriations for Longevity (REAL) Act at the start of the 2022 legislative session....

Nov. 17, 2021

House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, tells KVI's Ari Hoffman “many critical positions” were lost when 462 state transportation workers and 74 Washington State Patrol troopers were fired or...

Oct. 25, 2021

House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, says 13 of the 17 Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) workers in Goldendale lost their jobs over the COVID vaccine mandate. He...

Oct. 25, 2021

House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, says “all is not well” at the Washington State Department of Transportation after 462 workers were fired or forced to leave their jobs...

Oct. 25, 2021

House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, tells KXL Radio's Lars Larson the loss of state employees due to the vaccine mandate could affect whether highways get plowed this winter,...

Oct. 22, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, tells Robb Francis and Greg Neft on KONA Radio that recent firings of transportation workers due to the COVID mandate...

Oct. 21, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins Jason Mattera on KIRO Radio to discuss potential impacts of state worker shortages after nearly 1,800 employees left or were fired over Gov. Inslee's COVID-19 mandate....

Oct. 21, 2021