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The Gray Notebook (pdf 5.7mb) is the Washington State Department of Transportation's quarterly performance and accountability report. Each edition features quarterly and annual updates on key agency functions and provides in-depth analysis of topics aligned with the agency's strategic plan emphasis areas as well as the state's transportation goals.

The latest report for the quarter ending December 31, 2017, was published in February 2018 and features annual articles on pavement, highway maintenance, tolling, public transit safety and worker safety. Quarterly updates include incident response and passenger rail.

Reports on the delivery of projects funded by the Connecting Washington transportation package,  the 2005 Transportation Partnership Account package, the 2003 Nickel transportation funding package, and by Pre-existing Funds, appear in the Stewardship section in the beige pages. 

WSDOT's Statewide Transportation Policy Goals (pdf 0.8mb) is an overview of the key performance indicators for five of the six policy goals. It shows the current and previous performance mark for each measure, and indicates which way the program is trending.

Gray Notebook Lite

Each edition also comes with a summary edition, called the Gray Notebook Lite (pdf 1.5mb), which includes the publication's highlights in a format perfect for quicker reading. The Lite offers an overview of each edition, with a short synopsis of the primary topics. It is published as a four-page folio and includes WSDOT's Goals, Performance and Trends.

Performance Story Maps 
The Gray Notebook features three interactive online maps that showcase WSDOT’s work around the state and include graphs and data as well as links to additional online resources.

Publication frequency, archives and subject index 

The Gray Notebook is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November.  It is subject to correction and clarification. Revisions will always be shown in the on-line version, and any subsequent print editions. The most recent edition and all past editions are available as PDFs online by visiting the Gray Notebook archives. The performance measures are archived individually online, available in the Gray Notebook Subject Index. The Gray Notebook acronym guide is combined with the WSDOT acronym guide for easy reference.