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WSDOT's Gray Notebook: Highlights WSF's preservation needs

WSF is one of the main features in the 84th edition of WSDOT’s Gray Notebook, an agency tool that provides quarterly performance information for all divisions across WSDOT. The latest issue also includes an annual report on vessels and terminals.

As of June 2021, 12 of 21 vessels (57%) met the agency preservation targets for State of Good Repair, missing the agency goal of 90%. The State of Good Repair preservation target for each vessel is defined as having fewer than 20% of life-cycle cost items that are overdue for investment (replacement or rehabilitation). The remaining nine vessels in the fleet had between 20% and 25% of systems overdue.

The vessels asset management plan highlights preservation. WSF's investment strategy for the next six years seeks to maintain as many vessels as possible in a State of Good Repair with available funding. Preservation will be prioritized over improvement, and funding will be directed as required to keep all 21 vessels within regulatory compliance.

A few notable results from the Ferries’ section include:

Vessel preservation backlog increased by $17.7 million from fiscal year 2020 to fiscal year 2021.

Just 57% of our fleet (12 of 21 vessels) is in a state of good repair at the end of fiscal year 2021.

93.7% of terminal assets were in state of good repair at the end of fiscal year 2021.

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