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Department of Transportation

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDIT) is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, and to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs.

Agency Mission

The Washington State Department of Transportation provides and supports safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation options to improve livable communities and economic viability for people and businesses.
Request 7,221,928,000
Net change from current biennium 1,306,728,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 22.1% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(323,175,000) Connecting WA account - Bonds 323,175,000 1,688,742,000
Special Category C Account - Bonds 74,000,000
(25,000,000) Transportation 2003 Acct (Nickel A) - Bonds 25,000,000 3,768,000
8,113,500 1,258,500 Aeronautics Account - Federal 1,377,657 6,855,000 2,542,000
(488,000) Highway Infrastructure Account - Federal 488,000 981,000
(205,032,000) Puget Sound Capital Construction - Federal 205,032,000 141,750,000
53,555,000 (910,212,000) Motor Vehicle Account - Federal 35,640,364 963,767,000 736,808,000
8,743,000 Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - Federal 4,800,902 8,743,000 7,932,000
6,383,000 (5,726,000) Multimodal Transportation Account - Federal 5,073,066 12,109,000 6,983,000
171,000 Aeronautics Account - Private/Local 33,787 171,000 60,000
(27,196,000) Puget Sound Capital Construction - Private/Local 27,196,000 350,000
1,370,076 (78,697,924) Motor Vehicle Account - Private/Local 195,439 80,068,000 48,748,000
121,000 Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - Private/Local 116,961 121,000 121,000
933,000 337,000 Multimodal Transportation Account - Private/Local 128,221 596,000 496,000
(845,000) Essential Rail Assistance Account - State 845,000 500,000
7,291,000 Aeronautics Account - State 7,977,016 7,291,000 7,558,000
784,000 State Vehicle Parking Account - State 717,123 784,000 754,000
(7,575,000) Transportation Infrastructure Acct - State 7,575,000 7,554,000
(1,083,000) Highway Infrastructure Account - State 1,083,000 793,000
(3,584,000) Recreational Vehicle Account - State 3,584,000 1,744,000
(72,024,000) Puget Sound Capital Construction - State 72,024,000 203,216,000
4,462,000 High-Occupancy Toll Lanes Operation - State 1,923,702 4,462,000 3,950,000
1,460,000 (340,152,000) Transportation Partnership Account - State 1,460,000 341,612,000 321,393,000
(4,287,000) Highway Safety Account - State 4,287,000 800,000
840,872,000 (108,495,000) Motor Vehicle Account - State 773,095,034 949,367,000 1,333,755,000
510,217,000 Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State 478,935,650 510,217,000 557,774,000
101,786,000 Regional Mobility Grant Program - State 47,278,799 101,786,000 99,025,000
32,223,000 Rural Mobility Grant Program Acct - State 20,052,540 32,223,000 32,223,000
61,604,000 (1,747,000) SR #520 Corridor Account - State 33,277,006 63,351,000 51,865,000
4,129,000 SR 520 Civil Penalties Account - State 5,011,512 4,129,000 5,254,000
Capital Vessel Replacement Account - State 8,488,000
(1,396,922,000) Connecting WA account - State 9,364 1,396,922,000 1,140,224,000
1,000,000 1,000,000 Elec Veh Char Infra Account - State
186,960,000 (178,038,000) Multimodal Transportation Account - State 120,432,350 364,998,000 365,164,000
35,000 35,000 Public Use Gen Aviatn Airprt Loan - State
34,851,000 (856,000) Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account - State 25,981,013 35,707,000 39,590,000
16,920,000 (122,047,000) Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Pro - State 138,967,000 107,559,000
1,460,000 (55,753,000) Transportation 2003 Acct (Nickel A) - State 1,460,000 57,213,000 16,323,000
132,000 Multiuse Roadway Safety Account - State 6,614 132,000 132,000
21,757,000 (6,258,000) I-405 Express Toll Lanes Operations - State 13,864,942 28,015,000 58,954,000
Electric Vehicle Account - State 1,000,000
1,907,332,576 (3,872,562,424) Total Appropriated Funds 1,578,849,060 5,779,895,000 7,078,873,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(135,305,000) Transportation Equipment Account - Nonappropriated 121,674,040 135,305,000 143,055,000
King St. Railroad Station Facility - Nonappropriated 179,010
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 151,887
Misc Transportation Programs Acct - Nonappropriated 68,941,449
(135,305,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 190,946,386 135,305,000 143,055,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
(5,000,000) State Tax Bld Construction Account - Bonds 5,000,000 5,000,000
488,000 488,000 Highway Infrastructure Account - Federal 298,483
205,032,000 205,032,000 Puget Sound Capital Construction - Federal 99,905,853
910,221,000 910,221,000 Motor Vehicle Account - Federal 712,187,222
SR #520 Corridor Account - Federal 104,800,636
138,614,000 138,614,000 Multimodal Transportation Account - Federal 433,264,829
27,196,000 27,196,000 Puget Sound Capital Construction - Private/Local 2,106,159
79,718,000 79,718,000 Motor Vehicle Account - Private/Local 170,972,943
845,000 845,000 Essential Rail Assistance Account - State 1,038,342
7,575,000 7,575,000 Transportation Infrastructure Acct - State 4,945,698
1,083,000 1,083,000 Highway Infrastructure Account - State
3,584,000 3,584,000 Recreational Vehicle Account - State 1,084,709
72,024,000 72,024,000 Puget Sound Capital Construction - State 45,980,691
161,000 161,000 High-Occupancy Toll Lanes Operation - State 839,591
707,791,000 707,791,000 Transportation Partnership Account - State 821,142,406
4,287,000 4,287,000 Highway Safety Account - State 7,380,416
181,928,000 181,928,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State 117,668,856
1,747,000 1,747,000 SR #520 Corridor Account - State 135,251,649
SR 520 Civil Penalties Account - State 13,999,999
1,720,097,000 1,720,097,000 Connecting WA account - State 271,712,610
11,000,000 11,000,000 Special Category C Account - State
180,772,000 180,772,000 Multimodal Transportation Account - State 42,902,582
5,000,000 5,000,000 State Tax Bld Construction Account - State
856,000 856,000 Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account - State 618,787
122,047,000 122,047,000 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Pro - State
114,475,000 114,475,000 Transportation 2003 Acct (Nickel A) - State 214,483,094
6,258,000 6,258,000 I-405 Express Toll Lanes Operations - State 8,327,490
4,502,799,000 4,497,799,000 Total Appropriated Funds 3,210,913,043 5,000,000 5,000,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Toll Operations and Maintenance 42,120,365 44,926,665 23,956,761 62,273,000 65,223,000
Information Technology 37,835,170 42,754,971 20,620,109 57,347,000 58,163,000
Facility Maintenance, O and Cons-O 14,190,600 18,072,093 5,285,971 17,177,000 16,945,000
Transportation Equipment Fund 60,467,936 61,386,793 23,566,529 69,793,000 73,087,000
Aviation 5,328,413 5,479,005 4,601,791 4,710,000 5,450,000
Program Delivery Mgmt and Support 29,105,266 26,953,165 10,725,773 29,944,000 30,649,000
Public Private Partnerships-Op 334,220 619,593 622,950 1,838,000 1,838,000
Highway Maintenance and Operations 225,134,327 221,115,696 81,132,045 255,112,000 265,344,000
Traffic Operations-Operating 32,847,158 31,515,215 14,296,763 37,033,000 39,052,000
Transportation Management & Support 17,550,865 17,320,125 6,702,134 21,452,000 21,860,000
Transportation Planning, Data and R 25,677,519 30,575,204 12,067,663 26,632,000 35,271,000
Charges From Other Agencies 38,839,766 39,105,847 22,089,407 43,085,000 39,651,000
Public Transportation 77,185,800 58,978,893 30,800,833 86,477,000 158,327,000
Washington State Ferries 241,239,834 258,640,512 111,918,110 280,243,000 285,321,000
Rail - Operating 21,847,898 24,181,708 5,093,605 41,184,000 43,063,000
Local Programs - Operating 6,193,144 5,926,051 2,472,239 6,716,000 7,413,000
Annual Total 875,898,280 887,551,538 375,952,684 1,041,016,000 1,146,657,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
159,776,656 10.4% (437,018,879) (25.7%) 924,168,779 73.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 4,600.6 4,620.3 4,532.0 7,106.0 7,214.5