Posts categorized under Niki Seligman, Author at SDOT Blog

Drive Safely – Our Healthcare Professionals are Busy Enough

Cities across the country – from Toronto to New York City – are noticing an increase in driving speeds during this pandemic. This is due, in part, to the fact that cars tend to slow down other cars. Without traffic, those still on the road are more likely to speed…. [ Keep reading ]

Women of SDOT: Meet Annya Pintak

March has been Women’s History Month since 1981. Yes, women, we get to share 31 glorious days with the likes of National Grammar Day and St. Patty’s Day. Celebrating the lives of women past and present while acknowledging barriers is so important. Even more important is looking at women’s history… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month Celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou

We celebrate and honor the legacy ofDr. Maya Angelou as part of our four-partseriesfor Black History Month. You’re probably wondering how Angelou relates to transit, which is sort of the focus of our series. And ok – yes, we did just want to find a way to write about her… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month Celebrates Carmen Turner

We celebrate and honor the legacy ofCarmen Turneras part of our four-partseriesfor Black History Month. Turner served as General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) from 1983-1990, making her the first African American woman in such a role at a transit organization in our country. Prior to… [ Keep reading ]

Garrett Morgan. Inventor. Father. Social Activist.

We celebrate and honor the legacy of Garrett Morgan as part of our four-part series for Black History Month. Do you appreciate having a yellow light to warn you that the traffic signal will soon be red? Yep, think about all the collisions that would happen if the light went… [ Keep reading ]

Norm Rice. Seattle Mayor. Husband. Husky Alumnus.

African American legacies, contributions, and histories have long been excluded from the stories we share in formal and informal education systems. Black History Month seeks to change that by paying tribute and shedding light to generations who faced, and are still facing, impacts of systemic racism. This month, we honor… [ Keep reading ]

Dear Seattle, XOXO. ❤️

Do you hear that sound? It’s hallmark knockin’ on your door with another holiday, folks. The day is complicated and mushy, but we’d like to look at it is an opportunity to LOVE our friends, families, and communities a little louder. Whether you’re already dreaming of jumping into PJs with… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Celebrate! Northgate Bike & Pedestrian Bridge Groundbreaking

Today, Seattle Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez hosted a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction on the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge over Interstate 5. They were joined by other civic leaders, transportation agency partners, and community organizations who have supported this project. The bridge… [ Keep reading ]

See What’s Moving in Seattle: Dec 18- Dec 22

Enjoy the Ballet? Been looking forward to holiday night markets? Check out this week’s events  and #FlipYourTrip on the way! W E D. D E C 18 Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker: At McCaw Hall.  Performance at 7:30PM.  Estimated attendance: 3,000. T… [ Keep reading ]

See What’s Moving in Seattle: Dec 9 – Dec 13

Hey, Seattle. Grab a friend and head to one of these ~ holly jolly ~ events and #FlipYourTrip on the way! T H U R. D E C 10   Deck the Hall Ball 2019: WaMu Theater.  Show times: 5 – 11 PM.  Doors at 4… [ Keep reading ]