Revenue forecasting

Review Washington state transportation forecasts, economic variables, analysis and reports.

Revenue forecasting

We create 10-year outlook quarterly transportation revenue forecasts for the Transportation Revenue Forecast Council (TRFC):

  • Motor fuel tax revenue.
  • Motor vehicle licenses, permits, and fee revenue.
  • Other transportation related revenues.
  • Federal funds.
  • Economic variable forecasts including fuel prices.

The TRFC is overseen by the Governor's Office of Financial Management (OFM) and forecasts are published quarterly on their website. If you would like to get the forecasts in excel format, contact us.

State economic and financial data

We track tax collections and other relevant economic indicators (like fuel prices, employment and personal income) and use that data in our transportation forecast models and revenue and economic statistics projections. We also file state and local financial reports with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and we collect local financial data from local governments.

State data

Local data

Economic Impact Analysis

We create economic impact analysis of transportation investments utilizing the Remi-Transight model for Washington state. For additional information on this type of economic impact analysis, please contact us. 

County-by-county comparison

The county-by-county analysis seeks to address the frequently asked question: "Where does the money for our state's transportation system come from and where it is spent?"

2019 County by County Comparison (PDF 2.2MB)

Fuel and Vehicle Trends Report

This report is a summary of articles appearing in popular, business and technical media related to the affect of fuel costs and fuel efficiency on vehicle technology, development and markets. It also compares the latest monthly actual vehicle registrations, fuel prices, consumption and revenues to the current forecast.

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8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.