Thursday, June 30, 2011

What are those folks in hard hats doing?

It’s natural to see a construction project and wonder what’s happening.

Now there’s an easy way for citizens to find out exactly what state-funded projects are happening in their neighborhood, their county, their entire legislative district – or the entire state of Washington.

There’s a new state map with links to every project in the state’s transportation budget and capital budget.

In the old days, you had to dig through the actual text of the law and find the line item, or look through pages and pages of district project lists that were hard to decipher.

This map – which you can find here – is simple and clear. You can select any county or district number to see all the projects and related information.