Open Data Publication Manual

Publication Number
M 3231
Publication Version
M 3231.04
Publication Date
Manual Manager
Steven Kollmansberger
WSDOT Open Data Committee

Under its authority to “establish standards and policies to govern information technology in the state of Washington” (RCW 43.105.054), the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) adopted a policy requiring all agencies to develop and publish an open data plan and inventory of offerings. The intent of open data is to enable citizens, colleagues, businesses, and communities to understand and amplify the civic purposes of public agencies. WSDOT’s Open Data Publication Procedures support agency efforts to openly share information with citizens, business partners, and community organizations.

Potential topics for open data will be chosen in consultation with business areas to include consideration of OCIO requirements, along with agency Strategic Plan goals and associated initiatives and what is most often requested and needed by business partners and citizens. Open data will be provided in a consistent, standardized way so that individual citizens, public agencies, and community organizations can independently analyze and interpret transportation data. Adherence to the Open Data Publication Procedures ensures that WSDOT’s open data assets are approved agency data resources that observe WSDOT policy and state and federal law.

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.