Funding programs

Federal and state funding programs administered through Local Programs.

The CMAQ program provides federal funding for transportation projects and programs to help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act.

The Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) provides federal funds for road, bridge, ferry, transit capital, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) capital projects for the elimination of hazards and the installation of protective devices at railway-highway crossing.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), provides additional money towards the Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP).

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a federal program that allows states, and the local governments within them, to target safety funds to their most critical safety needs. This includes funding to local agencies through the County Safety Program, City Safety Program, and Rail-Highway Safety Program.

Local Programs assists in the delivery of the local portion of federal transportation funds allocated to Washington State that are programmed in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). We set delivery targets based upon the annual appropriated funding in the STPBG, TA and CMAQ programs.

The focus of this program is to preserve and improve the condition of bridges that are physically deteriorated or structurally deficient through replacement, rehabilitation and systematic preventive maintenance, that are owned by cities and counties.

The purpose of this program is to increase opportunities for safe, legal and environmentally acceptable motorized recreation on public roads.

The National Highway Freight Program (NHFP) is designed to improve the efficient movement of freight on the National Highway Freight Network (NHFN) that preserves infrastructure, enhances safety and reduces congestion.

The objective of the program is to highlight the importance of preserving the roadway system by incentivizing agencies to use asset management strategies that provide cost-effective solutions to maximize the life expectancy of a roadway.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle program objective is to improve the transportation system to enhance safety and mobility for people who choose to walk or bike.

The purpose of the Safe Routes to Schools Program (SRTS) is to improve safety and mobility for children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. Funding from this program is for projects within two-miles of primary, middle and high schools (K-12).

The Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) is more commonly known as the Surface Transportation Program (STP), which continues to be the most flexible of all the highway programs and provides the most financial support to local agencies.

Since 1991, the Federal Transportation Acts have provided funding for transportation alternatives/enhancement activities, through a set-aside from the Surface Transportation Block Grant STBG) program.

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.