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 for the quarter ending June 30, 2023 features an Active Transportation perspective on Safety, looks at how Travel Information helps keep people in the know in Mobility, reviews how removing Fish Passage Barriers improves the Environment, and provides a semi-annual Freight analysis of Economic Vitality. 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 June 2023

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Transportation Performance Management

WSDOT reported its federally-mandated 2022 TPM highway safety baselines and targets in December 2022

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Active Transportation

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

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Highway Safety

There was a 15.5% increase in traffic fatalities from 574 in 2020 to 663 in 2021

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Worker Safety

From 2021 to 2022, WSDOT's agency-wide recordable incident rate improved 28.1%

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Washington's public-use airports leveraged $1.3 million to secure $53.6 million in funding for airport investments in FY2023

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199 bridges owned by WSDOT were in poor condition as of June 2022

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Capital Facilities

44% of WSDOT's primary buildings were in poor condition as of September 2021

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Highway Maintenance

44% of highway maintenance condition targets were missed in 2022

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92% of WSDOT pavement lane miles were in fair or better condition in 2021

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WSF Vessels & Terminals

Washington State Ferries vessel preservation backlog was $269.7 million in FY2022

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Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades ridership increased 70% to 427,000 in 2022 compared to 2021

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Incident Response

$23.2 million in economic benefit provided by WSDOT's Incident Response in the second quarter of 2023

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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

98.2% of WSF's scheduled trips were completed during the fourth quarter of FY2023

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Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle registrations in Washington increased to 114,600 in 2022

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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 88 stormwater treatment and flow control facilities in FY2022

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WSDOT began monitoring two new wetland and stream mitigation sites on 6.97 acres in 2022

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Wildlife Habitat Connectivity

WSDOT and partners recorded over 20,000 safe animal crossings in the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area since the first stage of construction was completed in 2019.

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Economic vitality

Commercial Vehicle Services

Weigh station bypasses provided approximately $35.2 million in economic benefit in 2022

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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 40 freight rail projects in 2022

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Advertisement Record & Change Orders

36 Connecting Washington Account, Nickel and Transportation Partnership Account projects were included in the Ad Record for the eighth quarter of the 2021-2023 biennium
Eight change order of $500,000 or more was reported for the same quarter

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Completed Projects & Contracts

One Transportation Partnership Account contract and two Connecting Washington contracts were operationally complete during the eighth quarter of the 2021-2023 biennium

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Pre-existing Funds

WSDOT advertised 43 Pre-existing Funds projects during the eighth quarter of the 2021-2023 biennium

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WSDOT's executive direction & Statewide Transportation Policy Goals

The Gray Notebook executive section 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 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023 Q4 2023
State Fiscal Q3 FY2023 Q4 FY2023 Q1 FY2024 Q2 FY2024
Fed Fiscal Q2 FFY2023 Q3 FFY2023 Q4 FFY2023 Q1 FFY2024

2021-2023 biennial quarters (used by Legislature)

Jul - Sep 2021 Q1 Jul - Sep 2022 Q5
Oct - Dec 2021 Q2 Oct - Dec 2022 Q6
Jan - Mar 2022 Q3 Jan - Mar 2023 Q7
Apr - Jun 2022 Q4 Apr - Jun 2023 Q8