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Touch-A-Truck 2023: transportation and public service education for all ages! 

Our SDOT team table at the event. Photo Credit: SDOT.

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Our team participated in the Junior League of Seattle’s “Touch-A-Truck” event on Sunday, April 30, hosted at the University of Washington. This yearly, community-based fundraising event gives families the chance to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, and delivery. This year, around 6,500 attendees joined us and other local agencies to enjoy hands-on learning, crafts, games, and food trucks! 

We provided one of our Response Team trucks as well as one of our protected bike lane sweepers for families to learn about and explore. Our crews use these vehicles regularly to keep our city moving. Both were a hit with kids of all ages. 

Even the Mariner Moose stopped by to learn about public works and our equipment! Alongside Moose, other agencies and community partners came out to support the event as well, including King County Metro, the Seattle Police Department, Shoreline Fire Department, and many more. 

Two photos collaged together. On the left, 5 SDOT staff members pose in the SDOT event booth with the Mariners Moose. On the right, a teenage student takes a picture of the Mariners Moose sitting inside an SDOT Response Team truck.
The Mariner Moose with our SDOT team (left) and sitting inside our response truck (right). Photo Credit: SDOT.   

In addition to sharing knowledge about our vehicles and the work they help us do, we also provided some Vision Zero-themed goodies to visitors who stopped by our table. Vision Zero is Seattle’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. 

Parents and children line up to talk to SDOT staff at the team's event booth.
Community members lined up to learn more about SDOT’s vehicles. Photo Credit: SDOT. 

Thank you! 

We want to thank our crews and teammates who work continuously to serve the entire Seattle community and travelers of all modes. We also want to thank everyone who came out and participated in the event last weekend.  

We appreciate your shared interest in the work we do and hope to see you next year!