The Washington State Department of Transportation is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs.
WSDOT at a Glance:
- Operates and maintains 18,000 lane miles of state highways
- Owns, operates and maintains more than 3,600 bridge structures
- Runs the largest ferry system in the nation that moves 22.4 million passengers and 10 million vehicles a year
- Partners with 32 public transportation systems to provide more than 220 million passenger trips a year
- Owns three Talgo train sets in the Amtrak Cascades fleet and manages the Palouse River and Coulee City Rail system
- Manages the world’s widest tunneling project and the world’s longest floating bridge project.