After months of gaining momentum, the plan for completing State Route 167 as part of the Gateway Project was brought to a halt in the House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon.
The House failed to pass the transportation package by one vote, with 48 in favor, 42 against and 7 excused, according to the Port of Tacoma’s Complete State Route 167 blog.
Tim Thompson, a SR-167 coalition consultant, said a revote could take place as early as tomorrow though.
Thompson said he was at a loss for words after the House failed to pass the package, but noted that he’s optimistic about what could transgress on Thursday.
“We’re still hopeful. This is a long game, but we live for another day tomorrow and I’m hoping we see a little movement on the republican side,” Thompson said.
He said Hans Zeiger was the only Republican to vote in favor of the package.