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Wash Traffic Safety Commission

RCW 43.59

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) works collaboratively to promote information, education, high visibility enforcement, and various grants to state and local agencies to support projects and programs related to traffic safety; advises the Legislature on traffic safety issues; coordinates traffic safety programs at the state and local level; promotes the uniform enforcement of traffic laws; promotes safety of children around schools and playgrounds; and promotes driver, bicyclist, and pedestrian education. The commission collects and analyzes relevant traffic safety data to assist in targeting efforts to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injury collisions. The WTSC conducts research to define problem areas, identify and evaluate solutions, and track progress of behavioral programs. State traffic safety goals are established each year, and public opinion and behavior surveys are conducted annually. The commission provides grants to state and local agencies to support innovative projects to improve traffic safety.

Agency Mission

Washington’s Traffic Safety Commission leads statewide efforts and builds partnerships to save lives and prevent injuries on our roadways for the health, safety, and benefit of our communities.
Request 32,497,000
Net change from current biennium 4,995,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 18.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
22,205,000 Highway Safety Account - Federal 21,317,691 22,205,000 26,254,000
168,000 50,000 Highway Safety Account - Private/Local 82,450 118,000 118,000
4,329,000 Highway Safety Account - State 2,872,902 4,329,000 5,275,000
850,000 School Zone Safety Account - State 284,449 850,000 850,000
27,552,000 50,000 Total Appropriated Funds 24,557,492 27,502,000 32,497,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Total Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 12,329,808 14,680,940 4,936,852 16,099,000 16,398,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(18,356,593) (42.8%) (4,939,700) (20.1%) 12,879,208 65.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 20.1 25.0 26.4 29.5 29.5