Washington Governor Uses New Accountability Program to Keep Transportation Projects on Track and on Budget

This article describes the governor of Washington State’s new Government Management Accountability and Performance (GMAP) program. This program seeks to implement performance-based accountability for those agencies that serve the statewide population. The program was created with the objective of having data-driven discussions on how to best improve publicly invested sectors like transportation. Six such forums have been held to analyze the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). WSDOT has, since the program’s inception, exceeded its goal for wetland improvement with 45 different sites showing a greater replacement of acreage than had been planned for. One problem that GMAP is stimulating WSDOT to rectify is that of motorcycle deaths, which the department has recently begun improving with the State Patrol and the Traffic Safety Commission.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 56-58
  • Serial:
    • APWA Reporter
    • Volume: 74
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: American Public Works Association
    • ISSN: 0092-4873

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2007 1:37PM