Assign Resources

The assigning resources task considers the type of strategy, the priorities given to different system components, coordination with local jurisdictions, and likely timing of implementation. WSDOT’s capital programming structure provides most of the funding resources, although other programs, such as demand management and operations, have their own resources. The Practical Solutions approach is intended to foster a collaborative, system-wide approach to programming in the context of total system needs.

Assigning resources applies to certain performance measures and metrics, as summarized in the linked tables below: 

MobilityAccessibility to EmploymentAccess to jobs by driving, transit, biking, and walking (Access Score Work)
Accessibility to Non-Work DestinationsAccess to non-work destinations by driving, transit, biking, and walking (Access Score Non-Work)
Business Growth and DiversityInvestment Serves Infill Development in Priority Growth AreasInvestment is within an Urban Growth Boundary and is identified as a need or priority in the relevant local comprehensive plan or regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Support for growth in an identified Opportunity ZoneProposed transportation investment or strategy is located in a designated Opportunity Zone, and aligns with the local placemaking and investment plan created for that Opportunity Zone
Alignment with Statewide Freight PlanInvestment meets the evaluation criteria outlined in WSDOT’s 2017 Freight System Plan and coinciding Freight Investment Plan
Land Value AddedEstimated change in US dollar value of single-family residential, multifamily residential, and commercial real estate
Transportation cost effectivenessDirect economic activity (tax revenue) generated compared to project lifecycle cost
Quality Of LifeSupport for areas of health disparitiesProject is in a designated location with identified health disparities and will help address those disparities
Monetized health benefits of improved access to active transportationEstimated dollars of benefit from increased person miles traveled by biking and walking across a defined geographic area