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The Gray Notebook (pdf 4.2mb) is the Washington State Department of Transportation's quarterly performance and accountability report. Each edition features quarterly and annual updates on key agency functions, to provide in-depth analysis of topics aligned to the state's transportation goals.

The latest report for the quarter ending June 30, 2016, was published in August 2016 and features annual articles on highway system safety, bridge and ferry asset management, fish passage barriers, local agency environmental approvals and general environmental permits as well as the semi-annual article on freight. Quarterly updates range from incident response and passenger rail to Lean.

Reports on the delivery of projects funded in the 2003 Nickel transportation funding package, the 2005 Transportation Partnership Account package, and by Pre-Existing Funds, appear in the Stewardship section on beige colored pages. 

WSDOT's Statewide Transportation Policy Goals (pdf 544kb) is an overview of the key performance indicators for five of the six policy goals. It shows the current and previous performance mark for each measure, and indicates which way the program is trending.

Gray Notebook Lite

Each edition also comes with a summary edition, called the Gray Notebook Lite (pdf 1.4mb), which includes the publication's highlights in a format perfect for quicker reading. The Lite offers an overview of each edition, with a short synopsis of the primary topics. It is published as a four-page folio and includes WSDOT's Goals, Performance and Trends.

The Gray Notebook Lite is now available in a smartphone- and tablet-friendly format. Access the mobile-friendly GNB Lite for on-the-go quarterly performance results. It's easy. It's fast. It's the Gray Notebook at Lite speed.

Performance Story Maps 
Gray Notebook 61 features two interactive online maps that showcase WSDOT’s work around the state and include graphs and data as well as links to additional online resources.

Publication frequency, archives and subject index 

The Gray Notebook is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November.  It is subject to correction and clarification. Revisions will always be shown in the on-line version, and any subsequent print editions. The most recent edition and all past editions are available as PDFs online by visiting the Gray Notebook archives. The performance measures are archived individually online, available in the Gray Notebook Subject Index. The Gray Notebook acronym guide is combined with the WSDOT acronym guide for easy reference.