Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Olympia, WA 98504


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310 Maple Park Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98504
United States

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads, airports and multi-modal alternatives to driving.

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Sound Transit

Sound Transit’s Stride BRT to be part of new regional transportation system to improve I-405 commute

Jan. 24, 2024
In partnership with WSDOT, the I-405 Stride BRT includes the S1 Line between Burien and Bellevue scheduled to open in 2028, the S2 Line between Bellevue and Lynnwood scheduled...
Water Transportation

WSDOT celebrates new Seattle Multimodal Ferry Terminal

Oct. 24, 2023
The flagship ferry terminal serves two of Washington State Ferries’ busiest routes.
Sound Transit

Sound Transit, WSDOT break ground on Stride BRT project and NE 85th interchange in city of Kirkland

Sept. 13, 2023
The I-405 Stride BRT project includes the S1 Line between Burien and Bellevue scheduled to open in 2028 and the S2 Line between Bellevue and Lynnwood scheduled to open in 2029...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Amtrak rolls out first electric bus with WSDOT

Aug. 17, 2023
The new EV will be replacing a diesel-powered bus to provide additional connectivity beyond the morning and evening train service between Seattle and Bellingham.
Water Transportation

Washington State Ferries awards $150 million contract to Vigor for conversion of Jumbo Mark II-class ferries

Aug. 17, 2023
In September, Vigor will begin conversion of the ferries and the first is expected to reenter service on the Seattle/Bainbridge route in the summer of 2024. This conversion project...
Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems’ LumenRT for NVIDIA Omniverse used across nations and industries including transit

March 30, 2023
Washington State Department of Transportation and Oregon Department of Transportation are utilizing a digital twin developed on the iTwin Platform.

Amtrak resumes Cascades cross-border services between Portland and Vancouver, BC

March 7, 2023
Running along the water from British Columbia, through river and mountain vistas in Washington state and Oregon, Amtrak Cascades offers views of some of the country’s most distinctive...
Water Transportation

Washington State ferry ridership up slightly in 2022

Jan. 13, 2023
The rise in annual ridership was fueled by a strong increase in walk-on passengers as tourism and in-person work rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic.

New fleet of Amtrak Cascade trains coming to Pacific Northwest in 2026

Dec. 19, 2022
The new trains are part of a larger transformation that will revolutionize the national Amtrak experience.
Looking south at Alaskan Way on Seattle's waterfront after demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

WSDOT’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program’s last project to make final connection on Railroad Way

July 27, 2021
The final project of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program completes surface street improvements near both north and south SR 99 tunnel portals.

Articles & News

Michelle Zeidman, Planning Analyst, WSDOT--Washington State Ferries
40 Under 40

2020 40 Under 40: Michelle Zeidman

Aug. 18, 2020
Michelle Zeidman, Planning Analyst, WSDOT--Washington State Ferries (WSF)

Videos & Resources

Siemens Amtrak Charger

Siemens Amtrak Charger

March 8, 2017
Siemens recently completed the first Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Charger.

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WSDOT’s new reversible transit connection between SR 520 and Mercer using I-5 express lanes one step closer to fruition

May 25, 2021
WSDOT awarded Walsh Construction a $69-million contract for the project, with construction scheduled to begin this summer.
Having safe routes for people on foot, bike and other non-motorized modes of travel to get around is a priority of the Active Transportation Plan.
Alt. Mobility

WSDOT releases its statewide Active Transportation Plan

May 5, 2021
The plan serves as a compass to guide the state’s transportation future.

WSDOT releases new report detailing pathway forward for ultra-highspeed travel in Pacific Northwest

Dec. 10, 2020
The study focuses on next steps in governance models, funding and outreach.

WSDOT’s new multi-modal four-year program of transportation projects ready for review

Nov. 20, 2019
WSDOT seeks input on the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
Rendering of the M/V Puyallup, one of the three Jumbo Mark II class ferries.
Water Transportation

WSDOT secures new funding for cleaner, greener ferries

Oct. 24, 2019
The largest ferries in the state will be converted by Siemens to hybrid electric propulsion.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded state-wide grants for vanpool vehicles

July 17, 2019
The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded 16 public transit agencies $10 million for 420 vanpool fleet vehicles, including 10 vehicles largely powered by electricity...

Washington State DOT Selects WSP to Prepare High-Speed Rail Study

July 31, 2018
The system — which will have speeds of 250 miles per hour – would see travel times from Seattle to Vancouver and from Seattle to Portland reduced to just one hour.
WSDOT built a brand-new facility dedicated to traffic management next door to the old building.

Driving Success: Washington DOT Manages Traffic 24/7 Using Video Wall

June 6, 2017
The Washington State Department of Transportation Traffic Management Center expanded a regional traffic management facility and upgrade its technologies in spring 2016.

Seattle to Install Siemens Software That Intelligently Syncs and Manages City’s Traffic System

May 19, 2016
Siemens announced Seattle, WA will implement Concert, an integrated traffic management platform that connects both Siemens and third-party systems across the city including traffic...