Since 1965, the State Legislature has held the Washington State County Road Administration Board accountable to establish by rule, Standards of Good Practice (WAC 136-12 through 136-70).
In turn, CRAB ensures that the 39 County Road Departments of Washington State are fully accountable for transportation spending and performance within their jurisdictions.
The agency's major areas of responsibility include:
CRAB regulates and ensures accountability by providing tools that enable counties to improve efficiency and professionalism. The return to the public on this investment, if calculated, is dollars saved or better spent and increased trust of county government.