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Moving Washington Forward: Practical Solutions

Practical Solutions is our approach to achieving the WSDOT mission – how we plan, design, build, operate and maintain the state’s transportation system. Our goal is to identify and solve problems as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

This approach uses performance-based, data-driven decision making and early community involvement to guide the development and delivery of transportation investments.

We will work with other state transportation service providers to develop coordinated strategies for addressing preservation, safety, mobility, economic vitality, and environmental performance goals. Practical Solutions strategies include:

  • Lowest lifecycle cost to preserve the system in a state of good repair
  • Target Zero strategies for safety
  • Transportation system management
  • Demand management; and
  • Capital project investments.

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