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WSDOT aviation grants fuel airport improvements

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 15:52

Daniela Bremmer, Strategic Assessment and Performance Analysis office, 360-705-7953

Joe Irwin, Strategic Assessment and Performance Analysis office, 360-705-6879

OLYMPIA – Airports throughout Washington got the financial fuel to make their programs soar in fiscal year 2017, and the Washington State Department of Transportation manned the pump.

WSDOT recently published its quarterly performance and accountability report, the Gray Notebook (pdf 4.3 mb), which details how state airports used $1.8 million from WSDOT’s Airport Aid Grant Program to leverage more than $59.7 million in local and federal contributions. These grants support preservation, safety and improvement projects for state-operated airports during the 2015-2017 biennium.

Other notable storylines from Gray Notebook 63:

  • Washington had three transit-related fatalities in 2015. This equates to a rate of 0.01 per million boardings on transit vehicles.
  • WSDOT inspected 98 percent of its 2,002 stormwater-management facilities in fiscal year 2016. During this same period, WSDOT constructed 151 treatment-and-control facilities to help reduce the impacts of stormwater runoff.
  • The multimodal asset performance dashboard is new this quarter, providing at-a-glance analysis of WSDOT assets ranging from bridges and pavement to ferry vessels and terminals.

To learn more about WSDOT’s performance or to review Gray Notebook 63 or its condensed "lite" version, visit WSDOT’s accountability website.

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