In most cases, WSDOT follows Associated Press (AP) style. The best source for checking is an Associated Press Stylebook, but help is also available online.
Only use the ampersand when part of a company’s formal name: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; do not use an ampersand for general references like park and ride.
Use only one space between sentences.
Follow Associated Press guidelines.
A few key points:
- Use sparingly.
- Use single quotes in headlines.
- A word or words being introduced to readers may be placed in quotation marks on first reference only.
- The period and comma always go within the quotation marks.
- The dash, semicolon, question mark and exclamation point go within quotation marks when they apply to the quoted matter only. They go outside when they apply to the whole sentence.