Published: December 6, 2022
SAO’s latest performance audit report looked at the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) contracting processes for tolling. While that audit didn’t involve local governments, WSDOT plays a large role in how they obtain state resources to improve local road systems. This got staff in SAO’s Center for Government Innovation thinking about how much transportation funding WSDOT distributes statewide.
Using the publicly available Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT), which contains information on the finances of more than 1,900 cities, counties, and special purpose districts, our data specialists found out how much WSDOT distributes to each local government.
Explore the infographic below to learn how much funding WSDOT and other large state agencies are providing local governments in total, which government types receive the most, and how much each agency received in 2021. You can also visit FIT to do your own research on local government finances.