Accountability - Performance publications

WSDOT is a recognized leader in providing accessible, transparent, credible and accurate performance reports on agency programs and projects. The Gray Notebook and Corridor Capacity Report are just two examples of this work.

WSDOT supplements its performance reporting with research and other documentation related to the fields of transportation, performance measurement and accountability. WSDOT has a rich history of proactive analysis, translating highly technical data into easily understood data visualizations and plain English.

WSDOT performance

While the Gray Notebook  is WSDOT's main performance assessment, reporting and communication tool, the agency also produces or partners in many other accountability and performance products. Use the links below to explore the various reports and resources available.

The Gray Notebook
The Corridor Capacity Report
WSDOT's Strategic Plan
The Attainment Report

State and federal performance initiatives

In addition to performance reporting, WSDOT leads research and development in transportation performance measurement and accountability to further reinforce the agency's visionary multimodal transportation policy.

MAP-21 In July 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) became law. The primary objectives of MAP-21 are to increase the transparency and accountability of states for their investment of federal taxpayer dollars into transportation infrastructure and services nationwide, and to ensure that states invest money in transportation projects that collectively make progress toward the achievement of national goals.

Results Washington Governor Jay Inslee's performance management system establishes a strategic framework for his administration and sets the state's vision and mission.

Other performance publications

What are other states doing to measure and report system performance? WSDOT works with and learns from other state DOTs, highway agencies and transportation organizations to learn how to improve operations, project delivery, and measure and report on performance. The Federal Highway Administration links to all state DOTs, which include state-by-state reports on annual progress and performance.