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Transportation Performance Reporting and Presentation Library

In addition to the Gray Notebook, WSDOT independently and collaboratively prepares reports and presentations that focus on accountability, performance measurement, and strategic planning.

Folios

Title Description Date File Type File Size
WSDOT projects benefit travelers: Before and After case studies (2009-2012) A "Before and After” folio on mobility project benefits delivered during 2009-2012 funded through the Nickel and TPA gas-tax packages.
December 2012 PDF 484 KB
10 Years of Transparency: The role of performance reporting at WSDOT This report summarizes WSDOT's approach to performance reporting on the 10th anniversary of The Gray Notebook.
June 2011 PDF   417 KB
WSDOT's Congestion Measurement Approach: Evaluating System Performance
This report summarizes WSDOT's approach to congestion reporting. June 2011 PDF 640 KB
WSDOT and ARRA: A look at transportation Recovery Act funding in WA on its second anniversary
A brief summary of WSDOT activities and performance delivering ARRA (federal Stimulus) projects, 2009-11. March 2011
 PDF 744 KB
Performance Management and Accountability at WSDOT
How WSDOT uses performance information to make informed decisions
January 2010     
PDF
250 KB
Delivering Safety and Congestion Relief on State Highways: Project Benefits An analysis of the Before & After results of projects delivered under the 2003 Nickel and 2005 TPA finance packages that deliver safety and mobility improvements.
October 2008 PDF 545 KB
Performance Journalism at WSDOT An overview of the use of performance journalism for reporting purposes at WSDOT. Based on a poster presentation given at TRB in January, 2008.
January 2008 PDF 990 KB
Performance Measurement at WSDOT  Details the history and development of performance measurement reporting, including the Gray Notebook. Includes comments from legislators and other transportation officials and examples of the 'performance journalism' style used in the Gray Notebook.
May 2007  PDF 1.0 MB 

Presentations

Title Description Date  File Type File Size 
Effective Communication of Performance Measures Overview of the "Good Graphing" techniques employed at WSDOT for effective performance reporting.
September 2007 PDF 1.3 MB


 

Published Journal Articles

Title Description Date File Type File Size
Report on Performance-Based Federal-Aid Highway Program An AASHTO paper that highlights state DOTs noted for their use of performance measurement in support of the reauthorization of SAFETEA-LU by Congress. WSDOT is included in this paper.
September 2007 PDF 680 KB
Bridging the Gap Between Agencies and Citizens: Performance Journalism Offers A Practical Solution to Communicate Performance Results A WSDOT paper that analyzes the style of reporting known as 'Performance Journalism' used in the agency's quarterly Gray Notebook publication and other accountability documents.
July 2007 PDF 1.0 MB
Maximizing Highway System Capacity: Measuring and Communicating System Performance in an Evolving Field A WSDOT paper that details the relationship between measuring congestion conditions and trends with real-time, accurate data, and communicating information to the public.
July 2007 PDF 1.5 MB
Making the Case for Funding: The WSDOT Experience A WSDOT paper that details the communications and accountability efforts that helped to secure additional legislative funding for project delivery.
July 2007 PDF 184 KB
Comprehensive Transportation Asset Management: The Washington State Experience A case study prepared in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that profiles WSDOT's performance management as it relates to assets such as bridges, pavement, and ferries.
April 2007 PDF 4.4 MB
Emerging Performance Measurement Responses to Changing Political Pressures at State DOT's: A Practitioners' Perspective. A WSDOT paper that details the effects political actions have on performance measurement on transportation agencies over the last decade, including WSDOT.


November
2004
PDF 261 KB
Measuring Congestion: Learning from Operational Data A WSDOT paper submitted to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) that discusses efforts by WSDOT to measures the performance of congestion on Washington state highways.
March 2004 PDF 532 KB

Gray Notebook Supplemental Information

Title Description Date File Type File Size
Highway Safety Projects - Before and After Study Update, First Quarter 2013 Excerpt from the March 31, 2013, edition of the Gray Notebook on Before and After study results on 45 safety enhancement projects in Washington state.
May 2013    PDF 89 KB
High Accident Location and High Accident Corridor Lists Rescinded, Second Quarter, 2010 Notice: Under 23 United States Code Section 409, This data cannot be used in discovery or as evidence at trial in any action for damages against the WSDOT, the State of Washington, or any other jurisdiction involved in the locations mentioned in the data.
August 2010 PDF 526 KB
Aviation Pavement and Security Grants Update, First Quarter, 2009 Excerpt from the March 31, 2009, edition of the Gray Notebook on aviation grants awarded for pavement rehabilitation projects and security enhancement projects.
May, 2009 PDF 43 KB
Highway Safety Projects - Before and After Study Update, Fourth Quarter, 2008 Excerpt from the December 31, 2008, edition of the Gray Notebook on Before and After study results on 49 safety enhancement projects in Washington state.
February 2009 PDF 55 KB
Highway Safety Projects - Before and After Study Update, Fourth Quarter, 2007 Excerpt from the December 31, 2007, edition of the Gray Notebook on Before and After study results on 49 safety enhancement projects in Washington state. February 2008 PDF 115 KB
Highway Safety Projects - Before and After Study Update Second Quarter, 2007 Excerpt from the June 30, 2007, edition of the Gray Notebook on Before and After study results on 47 safety enhancement projects in Washington state.
August 2007     PDF 20 KB
Highway Safety Projects - Before and After Study Update Fourth Quarter, 2005 Excerpt from the December 31, 2005, edition of the Gray Notebook on Cable Median Barrier Performance in Washington state. February 2006 PDF 47 KB