Transportation Performance Measure Project

Transportation Performance Measure Project

In 2011, Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) requested and was provided resources from the Washington State Legislature to develop transportation performance measures. Funding for the award came from a portion of the revenues distributed to counties from state fuel taxes.

In awarding the funds the the legislature asked WSAC to develop a performance measurement program to assist county governments in improving the delivery of their transportation programs and projects. WSAC has been working in conjunction with the Washington Association of County Engineers (WSACE) and others to develop the measures The measures address:

  • System safety
  • System preservation/maintenance
  • Stewardship (system project/program delivery)
  • Mobility
  • Environmental impacts

The report County Transportation Metrics: A roadmap for setting priorities culminates a year’s work by the Association and identifies a set of countywide performance measures matching-up with the State Transportation Attainment Report, discusses options for displaying and reporting the measures using a web-based dashboard, and outlines next steps to sustain a transportation performance measurement system for counties.

To view the entire report go to:

To participate in the performance measure project or if you have questions regarding the report please contact Gary Rowe at

Gary Rowe

Gary Rowe

Managing DirectorWashington State Association of County Engineers

(360) 489-3014



Created in 1906, the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) is a voluntary, non-profit association serving all of Washington’s 39 counties. WSAC members include elected county commissioners, council members and executives from all of Washington’s 39 counties. The Association provides a variety of services to its member counties including advocacy, training and workshops, a worker’s compensation retrospective rating pool and a forum to network and share best practices.