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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 6,990,995,000
Net change from current biennium (287,809,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (4.0%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(162,658,000) Transportation Partnership Account - Bonds 162,658,000 42,204,000
(1,835,325,000) Connecting WA account - Bonds 1,835,325,000 2,314,809,000
(24,910,000) Special Category C Account - Bonds 24,910,000 102,323,000
Transportation 2003 Acct (Nickel A) - Bonds 21,040,000
3,043,000 Aeronautics Account - Federal 7,264,408 3,043,000 3,916,000
(1,337,000) Highway Infrastructure Account - Federal 1,337,000 1,600,000
(198,688,000) Puget Sound Capital Construction - Federal 198,688,000 119,704,000
48,882,000 (690,158,000) Motor Vehicle Account - Federal 42,119,758 739,040,000 846,061,000
47,169,605 39,237,605 Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - Federal 6,656,732 7,932,000 12,461,000
6,883,000 (8,101,000) Multimodal Transportation Account - Federal 5,591,168 14,984,000 49,537,000
60,000 Aeronautics Account - Private/Local 156,144 60,000 60,000
(4,779,000) Puget Sound Capital Construction - Private/Local 4,779,000 312,000
2,326,216 (102,614,784) Motor Vehicle Account - Private/Local 790,481 104,941,000 57,745,000
121,000 Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - Private/Local 115,836 121,000 121,000
917,000 Multimodal Transportation Account - Private/Local 797,346 917,000 246,000
(851,000) Essential Rail Assistance Account - State 851,000 550,000
7,743,000 Aeronautics Account - State 6,910,364 7,743,000 7,485,000
784,000 State Vehicle Parking Account - State 782,209 784,000 784,000
(5,000,000) Public Works Assistance Account - State 5,000,000 5,000,000
(7,554,000) Transportation Infrastructure Acct - State 7,554,000 5,456,000
(1,276,000) Highway Infrastructure Account - State 1,276,000 793,000
(2,971,000) Recreational Vehicle Account - State 2,971,000 1,520,000
(116,253,000) Puget Sound Capital Construction - State 116,253,000 138,791,000
High-Occupancy Toll Lanes Operation - State 3,208,793
1,460,000 (252,171,000) Transportation Partnership Account - State 1,460,000 253,631,000 125,497,000
911,070,000 (279,280,000) Motor Vehicle Account - State 843,842,982 1,190,350,000 1,132,492,000
546,260,000 Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State 516,118,778 546,260,000 517,732,000
88,698,000 Regional Mobility Grant Program - State 71,965,982 88,698,000 93,939,000
32,223,000 Rural Mobility Grant Program Acct - State 31,777,208 32,223,000 33,168,000
64,760,000 841,000 SR #520 Corridor Account - State 45,368,059 63,919,000 74,997,000
4,145,000 SR 520 Civil Penalties Account - State 2,258,834 4,145,000 4,121,000
(96,030,000) Capital Vessel Replacement Account - State 96,030,000 187,953,000
(1,044,009,000) Connecting WA account - State 1,044,009,000 155,503,000
2,000,000 Electric Vehicle Account - State 991,940 2,000,000 2,000,000
(11,224,000) Special Category C Account - State 11,224,000 17,237,000
202,391,000 (130,848,000) Multimodal Transportation Account - State 145,984,927 333,239,000 585,669,000
35,743,000 (7,962,000) Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account - State 29,637,404 43,705,000 41,247,000
31,485,000 296,000 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Pro - State 5,384,159 31,189,000 30,947,000
1,460,000 (28,321,000) Transportation 2003 Acct (Nickel A) - State 1,457,360 29,781,000 29,606,000
450,000 Multiuse Roadway Safety Account - State 53,622 450,000 132,000
35,381,000 (92,872,000) I-405 and SR-167 Express Toll Lanes - State 19,159,916 128,253,000 88,930,000
2,075,454,821 (5,064,818,179) Total Appropriated Funds 1,789,854,412 7,140,273,000 6,853,688,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
WA State Aviation Account - Nonappropriated 8,468
(138,531,000) Transportation Equipment Account - Nonappropriated 124,030,301 138,531,000 137,307,000
King St. Railroad Station Facility - Nonappropriated 47,610
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 159,316
Misc Transportation Programs Acct - Nonappropriated 73,246,793
(138,531,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 197,492,489 138,531,000 137,307,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
1,337,000 1,337,000 Highway Infrastructure Account - Federal 131,312
198,688,000 198,688,000 Puget Sound Capital Construction - Federal 170,582,756
690,158,000 690,158,000 Motor Vehicle Account - Federal 780,119,163
SR #520 Corridor Account - Federal
8,601,000 8,601,000 Multimodal Transportation Account - Federal 24,052,134
6,779,000 6,779,000 Puget Sound Capital Construction - Private/Local 24,662,586
102,991,000 102,991,000 Motor Vehicle Account - Private/Local 27,127,572
336,000 336,000 Multimodal Transportation Account - Private/Local
851,000 851,000 Essential Rail Assistance Account - State 358,369
75,000 75,000 State Building Construction Account - State
5,000,000 5,000,000 Public Works Assistance Account - State 5,000,000
7,554,000 7,554,000 Transportation Infrastructure Acct - State 5,388,000
1,276,000 1,276,000 Highway Infrastructure Account - State
2,971,000 2,971,000 Recreational Vehicle Account - State 994,764
116,253,000 116,253,000 Puget Sound Capital Construction - State 59,661,311
High-Occupancy Toll Lanes Operation - State
414,829,000 414,829,000 Transportation Partnership Account - State 493,890,553
1,314,000 1,314,000 Highway Safety Account - State 2,973,551
282,830,000 282,830,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State 131,002,177
326,000 326,000 SR #520 Corridor Account - State 335,835
SR 520 Civil Penalties Account - State
96,030,000 96,030,000 Capital Vessel Replacement Account - State
2,879,334,000 2,879,334,000 Connecting WA account - State 977,399,776
36,134,000 36,134,000 Special Category C Account - State 4,964,201
156,198,000 156,198,000 Multimodal Transportation Account - State 95,666,810
8,350,000 8,350,000 Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account - State 262,000
77,966,000 77,966,000 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Pro - State 122,044,000
29,307,000 29,307,000 Transportation 2003 Acct (Nickel A) - State 108,578,474
93,145,000 93,145,000 I-405 and SR-167 Express Toll Lanes - State 6,218,722
5,218,633,000 5,218,633,000 Total Appropriated Funds 3,041,414,066

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Toll Operations and Maintenance 53,687,783 55,414,726 24,620,491 68,345,000 64,340,000
Information Technology 49,388,889 48,351,497 22,133,114 57,557,000 56,356,000
Facility Maintenance, O and Cons-O 10,736,531 15,867,997 4,946,435 18,058,000 17,761,000
Transportation Equipment Fund 62,468,509 58,155,040 18,796,802 74,065,000 73,242,000
Aviation 8,860,379 3,570,883 1,426,904 7,309,000 5,152,000
Program Delivery Mgmt and Support 29,503,009 28,083,768 10,203,065 28,357,000 28,444,000
Public Private Partnerships-Op 1,326,422 589,668 188,268 3,258,000 3,259,000
Highway Maintenance and Operations 246,686,996 232,414,323 79,484,972 258,531,000 257,542,000
Traffic Operations-Operating 36,050,393 35,882,049 13,365,180 38,344,000 38,368,000
Transportation Management & Support 17,239,158 18,186,086 6,709,649 19,664,000 19,739,000
Transportation Planning, Data and R 36,162,039 27,766,897 9,465,100 31,046,000 31,109,000
Charges From Other Agencies 39,036,708 45,099,755 20,001,235 52,460,000 51,375,000
Public Transportation 132,452,962 114,365,197 14,743,739 141,186,000 140,614,000
Washington State Ferries 264,001,520 265,266,032 108,293,979 265,397,000 264,654,000
Rail - Operating 31,293,211 23,027,201 5,810,994 41,625,000 41,633,000
Local Programs - Operating 7,447,134 6,646,012 2,978,232 6,450,000 6,473,000
Annual Total 1,026,341,644 978,687,132 343,168,158 1,111,652,000 1,100,061,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
214,454,597 12.6% (592,037,891) (30.9%) 889,857,710 67.3%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 4,656.3 4,612.6 4,092.4 7,100.1 7,195.2