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Rail safety awareness helps keep everyone safe from injury and incident.

Summary Safetyisalways important, butshorterdays call foradditionalremindersto stayvigilant about personal safetywhile using all modes of transportation. Commuter and freight trainsare a significant and critical part of our cityscape and regional economy,and will continue to affectother modes oftravel. At SDOT, we’recommittedto makingit easier and safer for everyone toarrive attheir destinationby providing the… [ Keep reading ]

The Lander St Bridge project – two decades in the making – has finally come to life! The bridge opens at 6 AM on Oct. 7.

Summary After years of planning, collaboration, and partnership, the Lander St Bridge is a reality – which means, among much more, you can say goodbye to over 4.5 hours per day of idling vehicles along S Lander St. The bridge will open at 6 AM on Oct. 7. The completion… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Freight Advisory Board is seeking new members! Join the Team

If the movement of freight throughout the Seattle region impacts your business or organization, then this opportunity may be for you. The Seattle Freight Advisory Board helps lift the voice of the Seattle’s freight community and industries. The board advises the City Council, the Mayor and all departments and offices… [ Keep reading ]

Right-sizing citation fees

If you’re walking or biking to work, busing to school, driving goods across town, or enjoying a meal at a sidewalk café, you’re using a shared public resource known as the right-of-way. The right-of-way is the space above, below, and at the surface of places like public streets, sidewalks,… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping you in the Levy loop.

We completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle. Last fall, we completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle under the leadership of Mayor Durkan. The update was based on more realistic assumptions than we used in 2015. This is an update on… [ Keep reading ]

NEW Peak-Only bus lane on 5th & 6th Avenues installed!

Our crews have been working hard to install new striping and remove old markings quickly and safely in time for the next phase of the Seattle Squeeze on March 23, when all buses that use the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will permanently move to surface streets. To… [ Keep reading ]

SNOW & ICE IN SEATTLE — It takes a city!

Yep! We’re in for more snow. Snow in Seattle – it doesn’t happen often, but when it does (“Yaaay – snow days!” said all the kids in Seattle), it can impact our transportation system and the way we all get around. In Seattle, some winters bring heavy snowfall and other… [ Keep reading ]

Choo-Choo, coming through! Keeping trains & traffic moving during the #Realign99 closure.

During the #Realign99 closure, making sure we keep people and goods moving safely is our number one priority. During the longest highway closure that the Puget Sound region has ever seen, we’re balancing many different forms of transportation, including people walking, biking, driving, or taking transit… … And freight!… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to celebrate 100th Community Engagement Event | SR 99 Viaduct closure & Seattle Squeeze!

To inform people about their travel options during the SR 99 closure and beyond, the City of Seattle – in coordination with partners at the Washington State Department of Transportation, King County Metro, and Sound Transit – has been actively engaged in briefing communities since early September, throughout Seattle and… [ Keep reading ]

2018 Traffic Report – still growing, moving, and getting safer 

Yup, still growing. Seattle – newsflash – is still growing. Our city’s population hit an estimated 713,000 in 2017*, a 1.8 percent increase (9,000 people) over 2016. We continue to be one of the fasting growing cities in the country, with more residents and jobs moving to the area. With this growth, we’re seeing:… [ Keep reading ]