The Gray Notebook (pdf 2.7 mb) 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, published May 2015, features annual articles on safety rest areas, ferries, travel information, noise quality, wetlands protection, Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks, and workforce levels and training as well as a special report on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. 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 (TPA) package, the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and by Pre-Existing Funds (PEF), appear in the Stewardship section on beige colored pages.
Gray Notebook Lite
Each edition also comes with a summary edition, called the Gray Notebook Lite (pdf 1.4 mb), 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.
WSDOT's Goals, Performance and Trends (pdf 538 kb) 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.
Publication frequency, archives and subject index
The Gray Notebook is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November. Information is reported on a preliminary basis as appropriate and available for internal management use. It is subject to correction and clarification. Revisions will always be shown in the on-line version, and any subsequent print editions as may be released. The most recent edition and all past editions are available as PDFs online by visiting the Gray Notebook Archive. 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.