Major Asset Categories

As part of WSDOT’s agency-wide asset management effort, WSDOT is communicating estimated funding needs across the four major asset categories: Highways, Ferries, Intra-Agency, and Multimodal.

  Replacement Value Average Annual Need
(2021-2031)
Current Plan Annual Average
(2021-2031)
Annual Average Funding Shortfall
(2021-2031)
Highways $123,425 $1005 $580 $425
Multimodal (i.e. Aviation, Public Transportation, RFP) $710 $115 $25 $90
Intra-Agency (i.e. IT, Capital Facilities, RES, TEF) $67,085 $185 $80 $105
Ferries $5,145 $510 $205 $305
Total $196,365 $1,815 $890 $925

December 2020

Note: Figures are in millions of dollars, rounded to the nearest $5 million.

Past versions of this information were limited to WSDOT’s estimated preservation needs. This year’s update expands this data to WSDOT’s estimated preservation and maintenance needs. The maintenance numbers are based on the best information available at the time and may change in future years as we improve our approach to estimating these needs.


Highways

Highway assets include pavements, bridges and structures, hydraulics, barriers, roadside facilities, and more. WSDOT manages approximately 18,700 lane miles of state highway, more than 4,000 different state-owned bridges and structures, and the world’s largest floating bridge (SR 520 floating bridge). The total replacement value of the Highways asset category is estimated at $123.4 billion. For more information on bridges and pavements, visit the federally required Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) (pdf 15.66 mb).

  Replacement Value Average Annual Need
(2021-2031)
Current Plan Annual Average
(2021-2031)
Annual Average Funding Shortfall
(2021-2031)
Preservation $123,425 $730 $350 $380
Maintenance   $275 $230 $45
State of Good Repair   $1,005 $580 $425

Note: Figures are in millions of dollars, rounded to the nearest $5 million.


Ferries

Ferries assets include vessels and terminals, 141 dolphins, 35 wing walls, 26 bulkheads, 40 movable bridges, and more. The Ferries Division operates the largest ferry system in the country, with a fleet of 21 vessels carrying nearly 24 million passengers annually to 20 different ports. From Tacoma, Washington, to Sidney, British Columbia, Washington State Ferry routes act as a marine highway for businesses, tourists and daily commuters. The total replacement value of the Ferries asset category is estimated at $5.1 billion.

  Replacement Value Average Annual Need
(2021-2031)
Current Plan Annual Average
(2021-2031)
Annual Average Funding Shortfall
(2021-2031)
Preservation $5,145 $460 $160 $300
Maintenance   $50 $45 $5
State of Good Repair   $510 $205 $305

Note: Figures are in millions of dollars, rounded to the nearest $5 million.


Intra-Agency

Intra-Agency assets include Information Technology (IT), the Transportation Equipment Fund (TEF), Capital Facilities, and Real Estate Services (RES). Some assets include core technology service infrastructure, real estate, 108 fuel stations, 43 electric vehicle charging stations, 1,140 highway maintenance work trucks, about 980 buildings, and over 600 sites. The total replacement value of the Intra-Agency asset category is estimated at $67.1 billion.

  Replacement Value Average Annual Need
(2021-2031)
Current Plan Annual Average
(2021-2031)
Annual Average Funding Shortfall
(2021-2031)
Preservation $67,085 $135 $40 $95
Maintenance   $50 $40 $10
State of Good Repair   $185 $80 $105

Note: Figures are in millions of dollars, rounded to the nearest $5 million.


Multimodal

Multimodal assets include Rail, Freight & Ports (RFP), Aviation, and Public Transportation Divisions. Some assets include 129 hoppers (railroad freight cars), 297 miles of track, 15 airports, runways and runway lighting systems, 136 buses, and 1,040 vanpools (the largest public vanpool fleet in North America). These numbers represent the assets owned or managed by WSDOT and are a part of the larger modal systems. The total replacement value of the Multimodal asset category is estimated at $710 million.

  Replacement Value Average Annual Need
(2021-2031)
Current Plan Annual Average
(2021-2031)
Annual Average Funding Shortfall
(2021-2031)
Preservation $710 $105 $15 $90
Maintenance   $10 $10 < $1* 
State of Good Repair   $115 $25 $90

Note: Figures are in millions of dollars, rounded to the nearest $5 million. The Multimodal asset category has less than $1 million in maintenance average annual funding shortfall which rounds to zero when rounding to the nearest $5 million.

 

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