Transportation partnerships at WSDOT can take many forms:
- new project contracting methods that realign project risks, incentives, and rewards;
- alternative financing methods that provide additional funding for infrastructure projects; and
- use of public resources (state lands, exclusive rights-of-way, technology, etc.) in new or innovative ways to advance public priorities.
At the present time, the Transportation Partnerships Office is actively seeking projects that:
- Maximize the value and use of transportation-owned or managed properties (whether developed or undeveloped);
- Advance important public policies, such as mitigation of existing environmental impacts;
- Leverage current government investments and funding with outside sources of capital or facility improvements, resulting in more value earned for the public;
- Offer opportunities for technological advancements;
- Generate new sources of revenue for transportation projects; and
- Seek to realign the traditional contracting roles and project risks in ways that can reduce overall project cost.
The Transportation Partnerships Office is not actively seeking:
- Projects that require new appropriations or substantial increases in existing public funding levels;
- Proposals where the primary purpose is to contravene existing agreements and partnerships with organized labor; and
- Proposals that run contrary to the state’s public financing policies and provisions contained in RCW 47.29.060.