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Washington’s governor made a trip to rail-lines in Eastern Washington Thursday to sign legislation that funds transportation projects. Outside Cheney, Governor Jay Inslee also drove a small train on tracks that will benefit from the new bill.

Prom season means many high school students will be dancing on their way to prom aboard party buses.

Idaho’s gas tax is set to go up 7 cents per gallon under a bill now awaiting the governor’s signature.

The push to raise the gas tax by nearly 12 cents per gallon gas is still alive in the Washington legislature. But time is running out.

Idaho’s gas tax could go up 7 cents per gallon under a proposed deal between the House and Senate.

We know it's illegal to park in a disabled parking spot if you don't have a permit. Now, some Oregon lawmakers want to make it a costly infraction to take a spot reserved for electric vehicles.

For the third year in a row, railroad workers in Washington have been dealt a defeat in the legislature.

A proposal to make it illegal to hold a cell phone while driving has died in the Washington House. The measure failed to get a vote before a key deadline Tuesday.

Bill To Require Rideshare Companies To Carry Insurance

Mar 31, 2015
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Drivers for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft would have to carry liability insurance under a bill heard Tuesday in the Washington state House.

It’s the latest compromise in a months-long negotiation between state leaders, rideshare services and taxi companies.

State Senator Cyrus Habib first sponsored a bill to create an entire framework to regulate the companies – but that proved hard to move past other lawmakers. The Kirkland Democrat said the new version of his bill focuses on requiring insurance, which he said is the most important issue.

The Washington legislature convenes next Monday for a 105-day session. Transportation funding is one of the top agenda items.

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