SSTI Review of Washington State DOT's Sustainability Efforts

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) asked the State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI) to assess their sustainability efforts especially in the areas of performance measurement and demand management, both areas where WSDOT has served as a model for other state departments of transportation. SSTI convened a panel of experts that included people who have led transformative initiatives as heads of state DOTs. The panel reviewed background materials on WSDOT’s efforts and interviewed stakeholders, including WSDOT staff; personnel from other state, federal, and local entities; and representatives from the not-for-profit sector. Two areas were identified as challenges for WSDOT. These were (1) the coming revenue shortfall when gas tax revenues will go toward paying off bond debt, leaving insufficient funds for system preservation and maintenance and (2) the need for a stronger central strategic sustainability framework and consistent sustainability message. Nine recommended actions are outlined to help WSDOT enhance its sustainability efforts.

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    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    State Smart Transportation Initiative
    1180 Observatory Drive
    Madison, WI  United States  53706

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Meyer, Michael D
    • Biehler, Al
    • Burrington, Steve
    • Foy, Douglas
    • Glynn, Astrid
    • Partridge, Ellen
    • Sundquist, Eric
  • Publication Date: 2011


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 36p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2017 10:39AM