Whitman County Road Sunset


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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.

Areas of Responsibility

The agency's major areas of responsibility include: 

  • Distribution of the counties' portion of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax (MVFT).
  • Statutory oversight of Washington State's 39 county road agencies.
  • Certification of the County Road Log, a database of almost 40,000 miles of roads
  • Review County compliance with the Standards of Good Practice.
  • Provide professional, technical, and administrative assistance to the Washington State County Engineers and County Public Works staff.

Service and Accountability

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.