Overview of Washington State Department of Transportation Capital Project Management
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published January 2005 
Publication Number 05-3 
C 360 L 03 &
TPAB and LTC  Approved
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The Transportation Performance Audit Board (TPAB) assigned this overview to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC). The review emphasizes critical path management, risk management, project reporting, and organizational structures used to execute capital projects. We conclude there are strong strong project management practices in some places. However, currently these practices aren’t universally adopted due to their youth, a focus on local autonomy that can slow implementation, and resource constraints.  A lack of standardized definitions poses challenges to project reporting, communication, and clear expectations for accountability. Our recommendations focus on extending the exemplary practices to strengthen them and ensure wider adoption across the Department.


Keenan Konopaski, Analyst
Cindi Yates, Project Supervisor

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Number of Pages 119 
Keywords WSDOT, DOT, Capital project, capital projects, management, TPAB 
Category Transportation