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Local Programs - Operating - Department of Transportation - Current Law

Local Programs – Operating is responsible for administration and management of all federal and state funds that support local agency transportation systems. By providing engineering and technical assistance to cities, counties, ports, tribal governments, transit, metropolitan and regional planning organizations, Local Programs helps build and improve local transportation systems using a practical solutions approach to improve processes and complete projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. This includes incorporating inclusion into the practical solutions strategies by actively managing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation to attain the federal goal. Under WSDOT's stewardship agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Local Programs serves as the steward of the FHWA funding that goes to public agencies throughout the state. This program also provides the operating subsidy to reimburse Wahkiakum County for a portion of the operating and maintenance costs deficit for operating the Puget Island-Westport ferry, pursuant to RCW 47.56.720. Local Programs – Capital is responsible for the administration of the local agency federal aid program that provides federal financial assistance and state funds to cities, counties, ports, tribal governments, transit systems, and metropolitan and regional planning organizations statewide for local transportation improvement projects to ensure reasonable compliance with federal and state regulations.
Request 64,164,000
Net change from current biennium 55,015,455 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 601.4% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Motor Vehicle Account - Federal 1,183,978 1,221,723 499,911 13,783,000 13,784,000
Motor Vehicle Account - State 6,359,041 5,431,388 1,987,557 17,705,000 17,942,000
Multimodal Transportation Account - State 329,581 250,000 250,000
Multiuse Roadway Safety Account - State 7,967 225,000 225,000
Annual Total 7,872,601 6,661,078 2,487,467 31,963,000 32,201,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,199,050 9.0% (5,370,067) (37.0%) 55,015,455 601.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 43.2 39.8 41.4 42.1 49.2