Gray Notebook

The interactive Gray Notebook is our agency's quarterly performance and accountability report. Editions feature quarterly, semi-annual, annual and biennial updates on key agency functions and provide in-depth analysis of topics that align with Washington's transportation goals as well as our strategic plan.

The latest GNB analysis for the quarter ending March 31, 2024 features a Safety article on Worker Safety, looks at how Wildlife Habitat Connectivity and Wetlands Protection affect the Environment, gives a review of Amtrak Cascades' role in Mobility , and provides an Economic Vitality analysis of Commercial Vehicle Services. This edition also includes quarterly Mobility updates on Incident Response and Washington State Ferries as well as on the progress of various projects in our Stewardship section.

Using this site

Executive direction

Strategic Plan

WSDOT has expanded its previous goal of inclusion to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and has many activities underway in this area including implementing the agency's recently released DEI Plan, collaborating to achieve a more inclusive workplace culture, and incorporating the Healthy Environment For All Act into its programs and services.

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Statewide transportation policy goals

Latest figures for Statewide transportation policy goals are from March 2024

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Transportation Performance Management

WSDOT reported its federally-mandated 2024 TPM highway safety baselines and targets in August 2023 and added a target to address changes to the greenhouse gas emissions rule in January 2024.

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Active Transportation

147 people were killed in pedestrian and bicyclist traffic crashes in 2022

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Highway Safety

There was a 11.3% increase in traffic fatalities from 674 in 2021 to 750 in 2022

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Worker Safety

From 2022 to 2023, WSDOT's agency-wide recordable incident rate remained the same

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Washington's public-use airports leveraged $1.5 million to secure $34.5 million in funding for airport investments in FY2024

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213 bridges owned by WSDOT were in poor condition as of June 2023

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Capital Facilities

70% of WSDOT's primary buildings were in critical condition as of September 2023

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Highway Maintenance

WSDOT highway maintenance asset conditions achieved a 2.14 GPA for 2023

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90.0% of WSDOT pavement lane miles were in fair or better condition in 2022

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WSF Vessels & Terminals

Washington State Ferries vessel preservation backlog was $239.6 million in FY2023

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Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades ridership increased 75% to 746,000 in 2023 compared to 2022

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Incident Response

$33.0 million in economic benefit provided by WSDOT's Incident Response in the first quarter of 2024

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Travel Information

The number of WSDOT's Facebook page followers increased 19.2% to 197,292 in FY2023

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Washington State Ferries

99.0% of WSF's scheduled trips were completed during the third quarter of FY2024

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Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle registrations in Washington increased to 166,800 in 2023

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Fish Passage

WSDOT improved access to 29.1 miles of fish passage in 2022

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Water Quality

WSDOT built 25 stormwater treatment and flow control facilities in FY2023

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WSDOT monitored 87 wetland and stream mitigation sites on 918 acres in 2023

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Wildlife Habitat Connectivity

WSDOT and partners recorded over 25,000 safe animal crossings in the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area since the first stage of construction was completed in 2014.

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Economic vitality

Commercial Vehicle Services

Weigh station bypasses provided approximately $36.9 million in economic benefit in 2023

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Washington's total imports and exports transported by all modes in 2022 were valued at $134.9 billion

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Freight Rail

WSDOT-administered grants and loans funding supported 42 freight rail projects in 2023

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Advertisement Record & Change Orders

28 Connecting Washington Account, Nickel and Transportation Partnership Account projects were included in the Ad Record for the third quarter of the 2023-2025 biennium
Eight change orders of $500,000 or more were reported for the same quarter

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Completed Projects & Contracts

No new Connecting Washington, Nickel or TPA projects or contracts operationally complete by WSDOT during the third quarter of the 2023-2025 biennium

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Pre-existing Funds

WSDOT advertised 33 Pre-existing Funds projects during the third quarter of the 2023-2025 biennium

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WSDOT's executive direction & Statewide Transportation Policy Goals

The Gray Notebook executive direction tab includes updates on its Strategic Plan, quarterly progress on the Statewide Transportation Policy Goals, and progress on federally-mandated Transportation Performance Management targets.

Laws enacted in 2007 established policy goals for transportation agencies in Washington (RCW 47.04.280). Throughout its editions, WSDOT's GNB reports on progress toward the six statewide transportation policy goals that include:

  • Safety: To provide for and improve the safety and security of transportation customers and the transportation system (GNB articles: Active Transportation Safety, Highway Safety, and Worker Safety)
  • Preservation: To maintain, preserve, and extend the life and utility of prior investments in transportation systems and services (GNB articles: Aviation, Bridges, Capital Facilities, Highway Maintenance, Pavement, and WSF Vessels & Terminals)
  • Mobility: To improve the predictable movement of goods and people throughout Washington, including congestion relief and improved freight mobility (GNB articles: Amtrak Cascades, Incident Response, Travel Information, and Washington State Ferries)
  • Environment: To enhance Washington's quality of life through transportation investments that promote energy conservation, enhance healthy communities, and protect the environment (GNB articles: Electric Vehicles, Fish Passage, Water Quality, Wetlands, and Wildlife Habitat Connectivity)
  • Economic Vitality: To promote and develop transportation systems that stimulate, support, and enhance the movement of people and goods to ensure a prosperous economy (GNB articles: Commercial Vehicles, Freight, and Freight Rail)
  • Stewardship: To continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the transportation system (GNB articles: Advertisement Record & Change Orders, Completed Projects & Contracts, and Pre-Existing Funds)

Calendar, state fiscal and federal fiscal quarters

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Calendar Q1 2024 Q2 2024 Q3 2024 Q4 2024
State Fiscal Q3 FY2024 Q4 FY2024 Q1 FY2025 Q2 FY2025
Fed Fiscal Q2 FFY2024 Q3 FFY2024 Q4 FFY2024 Q1 FFY2025

2023-2025 biennial quarters (used by Legislature)

Jul - Sep 2023 Q1 Jul - Sep 2024 Q5
Oct - Dec 2023 Q2 Oct - Dec 2024 Q6
Jan - Mar 2024 Q3 Jan - Mar 2025 Q7
Apr - Jun 2024 Q4 Apr - Jun 2025 Q8