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Publications and Resources

WSDOT supplements its performance reporting with research and other documentation related to the field of transportation, performance measurement, and accountability.

Transportation Performance Measurement
What are other states doing to measure and report system performance? WSDOT works with, and learns from other state DOTs, highway agencies, and transportation organizations to learn how to improve operations, project delivery, and measure and report on performance. WSDOT includes links to all 50 state DOTs and their key performance publications as a resource to researchers and other transportation professionals. More...

WSDOT Performance Measurement Presentations and Publications
In addition to the Gray Notebook archives, WSDOT archives other publications (available as downloadable portable document files - PDFs) related to transportation performance measurement and accountability in a separate archive:

  • Folios: Folios are WSDOT-produced brochures on a variety of topics. These documents help to better explain programs, technologies, and methodologies used in delivering projects and maintaining transportation systems.
  • Presentations: Reproduced presentation slides focus on performance measurement and accountability at WSDOT.
  • Reports and Papers: Included here are research reports presented to professional and academic organizations on performance measurement and accountability topics.
  • Gray Notebook Supplemental Information: These documents are provided online-only to support reporting included in the web-based Gray Notebook.

Transportation Benchmarks
Prior to the Legislature’s amendments to RCW 47.04.280 in 2007 & 2010 which created the six state Transportation Policy Goals, the Legislature required WSDOT to measure the performance of the state's transportation system against the ‘Transportation Benchmarks’. 

From 2003 - 2006, WSDOT produced an annual 'Transportation Benchmarks Report' to present to the Washington State Transportation Commission and the Legislature on the state's performance towards the nine benchmarks set by the Legislature.  All of the annual and implementation reports are available in the Transportation Benchmarks page. More...

Public Opinion Research
Over the years, WSDOT has conducted public opinion research to evaluate the opinions and thoughts of Washingtonians on their current and future transportation system. The public opinion research covers a wide spectrum of topics, and all files are available as downloadable PDFs. More...

Mission Statement and Management Principles
The management and development of Washington’s transportation system is guided by WSDOT’s mission statement and management principles. More...