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June 30, 2012 – GNB Edition 46
| i
Introduction
 
Reaching acrossthe waters:
 A closer look at bridge systems
Building on success:
 
New construction gets under way
 
Striving for Target Zero:
When nothing is a great thing
 
46
WSDOT’s quarterly performance report on transportation systems, programs, and department management
Quarter ending June 30, 2012 • Published August 21, 2012Paula J. Hammond, P.E., Secretary of Transportation
 p. 8 p. 38 p. 4
 
ii |
GNB Edition 46 – June 30, 2012Introduction
Executive Summary 
Highlights in this edition o the
Gray Notebook 
On this quarter’s cover:
The world’s longest oating bridgeover saltwater is Washington’s ownSR 104 Hood Canal Bridge, whichconnects Kitsap and Jeersoncounties and serves as an economic lieline o sorts or the entire northern portion o the Olympic Peninsula.
This page:
Artist Point in the northCascades gives the appearanceo winter in July. With Mount Baker  looming in the background, WSDOT crews work to reopen the roadway, removing tons and tons o snow in the process.
Tis edition o the Washington State Department o ransportation’s quarterly perormancereport, the
Gray Notebook
continues the publication’s decadelong tradition o comprehensiveand clear perormance analysis and reporting to support agencywide accountability andtransparency. It also begins to introduce new approaches or content, design and communication as we enter our Tird Generation o GNB reporting.Te most notable change in this edition is the new cover. More subtle changes include a ocuson identiying the economic benets o our various strategies and a ocus on a “MovingWashington” corridorbased perormance analysis. Coming editions will continue to evolveand reect these new and enhanced Tird Generation reporting eorts.Tis issue keys in on a number o perormance highlights, and also oers indepth reports onour bridge preservation programs, eorts to reach the arget Zero goal o zero atalities by 2030 and reviews what new construction contracts are coming down the pipeline.Te ollowing pages present inormation on WSDO’s perormance or the quarter endingJune 30, 2012. Selected highlights rom this edition include:
•In2011,Washingtonsawthelowestnumberoftracfatalitiesrecordedsince1954.
 Te numbers show a reduction rom 2010 and a continuing trend toward Washington’sgoal o zero trac atalities by 2030. (p. 4)
•OfWSDOT’sbridgestructures,95percentareingoodorfairconditionforscal2012.
At the same time, one element o the state’s bridge conditions is declining. Some11 percent o the deck area o all bridges is classied as structurally decient, growing 49percent since 2007. (p. 8)
•Between2009and2011,traveldelayonstatehighwayssawincreases,whilevehiclemilestraveledheldsteady.
Statewide congestion data or the past ve years shows that2009 was the least congested year or Washington. (pp. 1620)
•WSDOT’sIncidentResponseprogramsavedtravelersandbusinesses$16.75millioninthesecondquarterof2012.
During this time rame, IR teams also assisted with morethan 11,200 incidents. (p. 24)
•WashingtonStateFerriesexceededitson-timeperformancegoalof95percentwith95.5percentoftripsontimeinthequarterendingJune30,2012.
Ridership or thequarter was above projections and arebox revenue higher than projections. (pp. 2730)
•AmtrakCascadeshasseenticketrevenuesincrease1.8percentinthesecondquarter,comparedtothesamequarterin2011.
Recent ticket increases are not impacting travelon the statesponsored passenger rail provider. (pp. 3132)
•WSDOTestimatesprogrammaticpermitssavedtheagencyupto5,250hoursinstatimein2011.
More than 100 programmatic agreements negotiated between WSDO and various consulting parties minimize project impact on cultural resources. (pp. 3436)
•WSDOTemployed6,779permanentfull-timeworkersasofJune30,3012,2.4percentfewerthanin2011.
Te agency continues to ollow the governor’s direction to becomeleaner, more ecient and eective. (p. 69)
 
Introduction
Table o Contents
June 30, 2012 – GNB Edition 46
| iii
In this issue
4 • In 2011, Washingtonsaw two fewer fatalitiesthan in 2010. This wasthe lowest number oftrafc fatalities recorded(458) since 1954 (413).
8 • In FY2012, 95 percentof WSDOT’s bridges andof local agency-ownedbridges are in good or fair condition. At the sametime, one element of thestate’s bridge conditions,deck area, is declining.
 
24 • WSDOT’s IR programsaved travelers andbusinesses $16.75 million inthe second quarter of 2012.
27 • Washington StateFerries ridership for thequarter was 0.2 percenthigher than forecastedfor the quarter, with5.7 million riders.
34 • WSDOT estimatesprogrammatic permits savedthe agency up to 5,250hours (656 eight-hour work days) in staff time in 2011.
38 • WSDOT completedve Nickel and TPA projectsto date in the quarter ending June 30, 2012.
Executive Summary ii Table o Tables and Graphs ivContributors viLinking Perormance Measures toStrategic Goals viiPerormance Dashboard viii
Saety 
Worker Saety Quarterly Update 2
WSDO worker injuries, injury severity continue to improve
3
Highway System Saety ProgramsQuarterly Focus 4
Washington trac atalitieslowest since 
4
arget Zero and seat belt usage driving towardstate goals
6
Preservation
 Asset Management: Bridge Assessment Annual Report 8
Number o bridges in poor condition drops,inventory increases in FY
9
Bridge inspections balance impacts to driversand the environment
10
Local agency bridges conditionmirror state ratings
14
Mobility 
Measuring Delay and Congestion Annual Report 16
 Congestion Report Executive Summary looks at  and  data
16
Congestion Report Dashboard o Indicators
17
 Congestion Report Executive Summary o Measures & Result
18
 Travel Time Trends Semi-Annual Report 21
WSDO tracks, compares Seattlearea traveltime trends or the rst halves o , and 
21
Charting large peak period and daily volumechanges on crosslake routes
22
SR  sees improved travel perormanceand reliability 
23Incident Response Quarterly Update 24
WSDO Incident Response program providesabout  million in economic benetsthis quarter
24
Incident Response helps clear collisionto save travelers time and money 
25
GMAP overminute incidents: Helpingdrivers avoid “secondary crashes”reaps economic benets
26
Washington State FerriesQuarterly Update 27
Farebox revenue and ridership are on track 
27
Service reliability declines in the ourth quartero scal 
28
Busy seasons, high demand can sink WSF’s ontime perormance average
29
WSDO introduces additional WSFperormance measures in 
30
Rail: Amtrak Cascades Quarterly Update 31
Amtrak Cascades trains getting to stationon time
32
Environment
Programmatic Permits Annual Report 34
Inventory o programmatic permitsissued by state agencies
35
Stewardship
WSDOT’s Capital ProjectDelivery Programs 38
Highway construction: WSDO completesve more Nickel and PA projects
38
Current  Legislative ransportation BudgetPerormance Dashboard: Highways
39
Current  Legislative ransportation BudgetPerormance Dashboard: Rail and Ferries
40
Schedule and budget summaries
41
Advertisement Record
43
Projects to be advertised
46
Original  and  ransportationFunding Packages (Nickel and PA)
47
Completed projects keep Washington moving
49
PreExisting Funds (PEF)  Ad record
51
PreExisting Funds (PEF) nancial inormation
54
Watch List: Keeping a close eye on our state’stransportation projects
55
Mega-projects Special Report 60
HOV construction makes headway on Iand Nalley Valley viaduct in acoma
60
U.S. /North Spokane Corridorpasses halway mark 
61
Alaskan Way Viaduct Programturns dirt on new tunnel
62
Construction Cost Trends Report 64
Construction Cost Index exceeds ination rate
64
Construction Contracts Annual Report 65
WSDO completes . million in contractsin FY
66
Workorce Level and TrainingQuarterly Update 69Highlights o Program Activities
For the quarter ending June , 
70Navigating the WSDOT Inormation Stream
 
74
Gray Notebook Subject Index 76
Acronyms used in the
Gray Notebook
 
82
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)and other inormation
83

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