Economic & financial planning publications

Gas Tax
A breakdown of where the money goes.
Where does the gas tax go? (pdf 58 KB)

State by State Fuel Tax Comparison
To determine how Washington compares to the other states in the nation, the Washington State Department of Transportation has analyzed data from other states to learn what taxes are imposed on fuel used by cars and trucks traveling on the nation's roads.

Vehicle Expenses
Average expenditures for traveling in a typical passenger car in Washington State.

Fuel and Vehicle Trends Report
A summary of articles appearing in popular, business and technical media referring to the impact of fuel costs and fuel efficiency on vehicle technology, development and markets. It also compares the latest monthly actual vehicle registrations, fuel prices, consumption and revenues to the current forecast.

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Hybrid Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Report
A summary of articles appearing in popular, business, and technical media referring to the impact of fuel costs and fuel efficiency on vehicle technology, development, and markets.

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County by County Comparison
The County-by-County analysis attempts to address the frequently asked question of where the money is raised for transportation across the state and where it is spent.