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WSDOT releases quarterly performance report

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 09:51

Daniela Bremmer, Strategic Assessment and Performance Analysis office, 360-705-7953
Joe Irwin, Strategic Assessment and Performance Analysis office,

OLYMPIA – As part of its continued commitment to transparency, the Washington State Department of Transportation recently published the latest edition of the Gray Notebook (pdf 5.5mb), its quarterly performance and accountability report.

The report includes data analysis and information on the progress of various WSDOT programs through the end of the agency’s fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2016. Topics in this edition include construction projects, pavement conditions and worker safety.

The report also includes the agency’s emphasis areas: demonstrating WSDOT’s continued efforts to identify and solve transportation problems through a practical approach that improves the multimodal system at the least cost; maintaining highly competent and motivated employees; and supporting diversity and equal opportunities both within the WSDOT workforce and for anyone who interacts with the agency.  

Specific examples of the agency’s progress, including projects and programs that align with agency emphasis areas, include:

  • Implementing strategic maintenance to extend pavement life by up to four years before resurfacing. The practice is currently used on 40 percent of WSDOT’s asphalt pavement, saving about $6.7 million each year (pp. 13-20, pdf 5.5mb)  
  • Using practical solutions to improve performance and achieve 93 percent of highway maintenance asset condition targets in 2016 (pp. 21-22, pdf 5.5mb)
  • Awarding $9.35 million in state grants and loans to support 19 rail projects during the 2015-2017 biennium (pp. 32-34, pdf 5.5mb)
  • Supporting workforce development by launching a new safety inspection and incident reporting system (p. 12, pdf 5.5mb)

To learn more about WSDOT’s performance or to review “Gray Notebook 64” or its condensed “Lite” version, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Accountability/.

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