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Department of Transportation

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 7,298.3 0 6,887,555 6,887,555
2019-21 Maintenance Level 7,298.3 0 7,778,140 7,778,140
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 0 890,585 890,585
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% 0.0% 12.9% 12.9%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

CSC Vendor O&M Increase 0.0 0 14,160 14,160
One Washington 0.50 0 1,177 1,177
Capital Projects 0.0 0 102,183 102,183
Project Delay 0.0 0 (242,686) (242,686)
Bridge Noise Study 0.0 0 556 556
OMWBE Service Increase 0.0 0 522 522
Orca Pass 0.0 0 6,370 6,370
Regional Mobility Reappropriation 0.0 0 10,632 10,632
Transit Projects Reappropriation 0.0 0 15,122 15,122
Elwha Reduction 0.0 0 (4,725) (4,725)
Ferry Service 0.0 0 13,749 13,749
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 0.50 0 (82,940) (82,940)

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 0 142 142
WSF Marine Engineers - Licensed 0.0 0 73 73
WSF Marine Engineers - Unlicensed 0.0 0 73 73
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 288 288

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 20 20
Audit Services 0.0 0 27 27
Attorney General 0.0 0 124 124
DES Central Services 0.0 0 77 77
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 1,206 1,206
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 1,454 1,454
Total Policy Changes 0.50 0 (81,198) (81,198)
2019-21 Policy Level 7,298.8 0 7,696,942 7,696,942
Difference from 2017-19 0.50 0 809,387 809,387
% Change from 2017-19 0.01% 0.0% 11.8% 11.8%

Policy Changes

CSC Vendor O&M Increase

Operational costs for the Customer Service Center (CSC) have increased due to the extension of the existing toll vendor contract. Funding is provided to give the new vendor additional time to complete critical deliverables. (I-405 and SR-167 Express Toll Lanes - State, SR #520 Corridor Account - State, Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account - State, other funds)

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase

For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides an increase of 1.5 percent, up to a maximum of $22 per month. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Multimodal Transportation Account - State, Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State, other funds)

One Washington

Funding is provided for an FTE to configure One Washington program costs to comply with Federal Highway Administration certification requirements. (Motor Vehicle Account - State)

Capital Projects

Funding is provided for various local priority projects and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Safe Routes to Schools grant programs. (Connecting WA account - Bonds, Connecting WA account - State 520 Toll, Connecting WA account - Trust, other funds)

Bridge Noise Study

Funding is provided for the department to contract with the University of Washington School of Mechanical Engineering to study the statewide problem of noise produced by bridge expansion joints. (Motor Vehicle Account - State)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of state archiving and state records center costs from the Secretary of State’s Office. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Multimodal Transportation Account - State)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of state government audits from the State Auditor’s Office. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Multimodal Transportation Account - State)

Attorney General

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General’s Office. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Multimodal Transportation Account - State)

DES Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; small agency services; and the department’s enterprise applications. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Multimodal Transportation Account - State)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other OFM central services. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Multimodal Transportation Account - State)

OMWBE Service Increase

To accommodate contractual obligations to the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises, additional funding is provided to increase the services WSDOT receives from OMWBE. (Motor Vehicle Account - State)

Regional Mobility Reappropriation

Reappropriation of 2017-19 state funds will support the work that will be delivered during the 2019-21 biennium. Funding is also moved from the 2021-23 biennium to the 2019-21 biennium to support Pierce Transit’s application for Capital Investment Grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration. (Regional Mobility Grant Program - State)

Transit Projects Reappropriation

Reappropriation of 2017-19 state funds will support the work that will be delivered during the 2019-21 biennium. Funding is also moved from the 2021-23 biennium to the 2019-21 biennium to support Pierce Transit’s application for Capital Investment Grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration. (Multimodal Transportation Account - State)

Elwha Reduction

Funding is reduced due to the retirement of the MV Elwha ferry. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

Ferry Service

Funding is provided to maintain the current level of service after the retirement of the MV Elwha ferry. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Marine Engineers - Licensed

The state will contribute to training school tuition through a memorandum of understanding signed with the Marine Employees' Beneficial Association-Licensed Engineer Officers. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Marine Engineers - Unlicensed

The state will contribute to training school tuition through a memorandum of understanding signed with the Marine Employees' Beneficial Association-Unlicensed Engine Room Employees. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)