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Performance, Publications and Resources

Accountability

Accountability Contacts

310 Maple Park Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
OSAPA@wsdot.wa.gov

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 47387
Olympia, WA 98504

    Performance, Publications and Resources

    WSDOT is a recognized leader in providing accessible, transparent, credible and accurate performance reports on agency programs and projects. The Gray Notebook and Corridor Capacity Report are just two examples of this work.

    WSDOT supplements its performance reporting with research and other documentation related to the fields of transportation, performance measurement and accountability. Through the Office of Strategic Assessment and Performance Analysis (OSAPA), WSDOT has a rich history of proactive analysis, translating highly technical data into easily understood data visualizations and plain English.

    WSDOT Performance

    While the Gray Notebook is WSDOT's main performance assessment, reporting and communication tool, the agency also produces or partners in many other accountability and performance products. Use the links below to explore the various reports and resources available.

    The Gray Notebook
    The 2014 Corridor Capacity Report
    Results WSDOT
    The Attainment Report

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    State and Federal Performance Initiatives

    In addition to performance reporting, WSDOT leads research and development in transportation performance measurement and accountability to further reinforce the agency's visionary multimodal transportation policy.

    MAP-21 In July 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) became law. The primary objectives of MAP-21 are to increase the transparency and accountability of states for their investment of federal taxpayer dollars into transportation infrastructure and services nationwide, and to ensure that states invest money in transportation projects that collectively make progress toward the achievement of national goals.

    Results Washington Governor Jay Inslee's new performance management system establishes a strategic framework for his administration and sets the state's vision and mission.

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    Performance Publications and Presentations

    In addition to the Gray Notebook archives, WSDOT archives other publications (available as downloadable PDFs) related to transportation performance measurement and accountability in a separate archive:

    Folios: Folios are WSDOT-produced brochures on a variety of topics. These documents help to better explain programs, technologies and methodologies used in delivering projects and maintaining transportation systems.
    Presentations: Reproduced presentation slides focus on performance measurement and accountability at WSDOT.
    Published Journal Articles: Included here are research reports presented to professional and academic organizations on performance measurement and accountability topics.
    Gray Notebook Supplemental Information: These documents are provided online-only to support reporting included in the web-based Gray Notebook.
    Historic Performance Publications: Historic material focuses on ARRA, Transportation Benchmarks, public opinion research and more.

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    Audits at WSDOT


    Performance Audits

    Overview of Performance Audits
    Performance Audits Action Plan Status
    Completed Performance Audits

     

    Accountability Audits

    Annual Report for Public Resources

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    Other Performance Publications

    What are other states doing to measure and report system performance? WSDOT works with and learns from other state DOTs, highway agencies and transportation organizations to learn how to improve operations, project delivery, and measure and report on performance. WSDOT includes links to key performance publications from organizations and all 50 state DOTs as a resource to researchers and other transportation professionals. Learn more here.

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