Move Seattle + Transit Improvements = Better Service

For Ride Transit Month this June, transit riders pledged to keep riding transit, logged their trips, and (hopefully) won prizes!

At SDOT, we’ve been working hard to make transit trips more enjoyable by doing improvements throughout the city to facilitate faster, more reliable bus service. We call these “transit spot improvements” because, oftentimes, the project is simply that – a spot – where buses are frequently stopped, waiting, or delayed.

You’ve probably seen a few of these already.

A new queue jump on Spring St completed in May 2017.

A bus zone expansion on Pike St with a mountable curb done in January 2017.

A new signal installed for the Olive Way transit-only lane put in May 2017.

In 2016, SDOT installed 26 transit spot improvements and in 2017 we are planning to add at least 20 more. Funding for this transit program comes from Move Seattle. Approved by voters in 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in this year’s Ride Transit Month, be sure to sign-up next year in June. And be on the lookout for more transit improvements from SDOT as you walk, bike, ride, drive, and move around Seattle this summer!