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Welcome to the new SDOT blog

As you know, transportation is a hot issue here in Seattle.  Just as they do everywhere, people here rely on the transportation system to get them to and from work, visit relatives and friends, run important errands and head out of town for a weekend away.  When you couple those basics with Seattle residents’ strong commitment to environmental sustainability, our maritime shipping industry, our interest in exercise and public health and our robust local employment sector you’ve got quite a mix!

Here at SDOT we’re excited about joining the transportation conversation with this blog.  We’ll share stories about the people and new projects that keep Seattle moving.  We look forward to your comments, questions, ideas and feedback.  As we talk, we hope you’ll come to know a group of people a lot like you, working hard to make our city a better place to live, work and play.  And we intend to learn from what you tell us.

Here are the ways we hope you’ll join us.  First, we’ll always have a section at the top of the page for real-time (or close to it) responses to questions that are posted.  Wondering about a new project in your neighborhood?  Just ask.  Second, we’ll pay close attention to your comments on the blog and look forward to hearing about your experiences.

So, to start us off, what current projects would you like us to cover on the SDOT blog?  Let us know in the comments section below.  Thanks for joining the conversation!