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為應對 COVID-19 危機帶來的財務影響, 西雅圖交通部 (SDOT) 將立即採取行動暫停多個建設

由於 2019 新型冠狀病毒病 (COVID-19) 危機及其造成的財務影響,整個西雅圖市面臨巨大的預算短缺。 西雅圖交通部 (SDOT) 也不例外,預計 2020 年收入將損失近 4,600 萬美元。 因此,我們須採取即時而周全的行動,除了暫停多個建設,SDOT 需確保在新面臨的財政狀況和各項時間表之下,我們仍可逐步實現願景,令西雅圖成為更宜居、更安全、更具包容性的城市。 COVID-19 現已造成有重大歷史意義的負面影響,不但涉及到本市、整個美國,世界各地都無法倖免,而且未來數年將繼續產生連鎖效應。 我們正設法應對並釐清 COVID-19 全球大流行對西雅圖市及 SDOT 之影響. 本市具有強大的復原重建能力,日後的發展必定更勝以前,但目前為止,本市財政收入大幅下降,為 2020 年及其後制定的預算受到顯著影響,而邁向共同復甦的道路上,我們的資金合作夥伴將會要求我們作出艱難的折中方案。 自從三月份全球大流行爆發以來,當務之急須轉移資源以便應對公共衛生突發事件。 因此,我們明白短期內將會有許多已作規畫的成就和支出計畫無法付諸實踐。 在德肯 (Durkan) 市長領導之下,SDOT 力求確保本市交通運輸系統能夠滿足有色人種社區以及所有收入階層、不同行動能力、各年齡階段人士的需求。 我們旨在與各社群合作,建立體現種族平等和社會正義的交通運輸系統。 前路漫漫,尚有改善空間。 削減預算將會影響到全體西雅圖居民,但我們承諾確保該措施不會對黑人和有色人種群體帶來不成比例的影響. 儘管目前仍有許多未知數和問題,但我們承諾:保持資訊透明公開,積極投入做好應對工作,並及時向大家告知情況進展。 在此暫停期間,我們將會更深入瞭解自身財政限制,辨別即時可節省的成本以解決預算短缺,並且為 2021 年及其後的發展建立周全且優先考慮公正的流程,以明確哪些建設將在何時、以何種方式繼續進展。 然而,若有部分建設對未來數年的本市新發展不再有意義,則在暫停之後可能不會重啟該部分建設。 我們正需暫緩一定數量的建設進展,以解決 2020 年 SDOT 財政收入不足的問題。 根據較樂觀的預測,2020 年我們的財政收入將損失 4,600 萬美元。 由於 SDOT 和本市的財務狀況仍有未知數,現時的暫停清單或未能完全達到該目標,但在未來幾個月內,我們將制定標準,作為決定無限期暫停或繼續進行哪些建設時的決策指引。… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Paving began on N 50th Street & N 40th Street in Green Lake & Wallingford

6/4/2020 Update: We are planning to pave N 40th St on June 8 and 9. Green Lake & Wallingford neighbors, are you curious about what’s happening on N 50th Street and N 40th Street? Last summer, as a part of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multimodal Improvements project,… [ Keep reading ]

Q1 update on the Levy to Move Seattle

On the heels of a very successful 2019, we had great momentum heading into 2020. In the first three months of the year, our project teams, crews, and contractors made meaningful progress on sidewalk, road, and transit projects funded by the voter approved Levy to Move Seattle. However, starting in… [ Keep reading ]

Meeting (and exceeding) 2019 Levy to Move Seattle deliverables

2019 was the biggest year to date for Levy to Move Seattle projects. We invested $222M in projects that made walking and biking routes safer, improved our sidewalks and busiest arterials, and created better access to transit. We’re happy to report that we met or exceeded almost every levy delivery… [ 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 ]

We want to hear from you: Weigh in on transportation upgrades from downtown Seattle to Roosevelt

The new RapidRide J Line is scheduled to begin service in 2024. The RapidRide J Line will provide high-quality service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of Belltown, South Lake Union, Eastlake, University District, and Roosevelt. We’re working with King County Metro to ensure a comprehensive plan that includes better transit… [ Keep reading ]

The Move Seattle Levy Update: A look back on a successful (& nearly complete!) year of work.

Our Quarter 3 (Q3) Report on the Levy to Move Seattle was published on October 30, and we’re here to tell you about all the great things we invested Levy dollars in last season. Brace yourselves! It’s a lot! It’s been about a year since we published the… [ Keep reading ]

Contribute to climate resilience, plant a tree!

Did you know we have a detailed inventory of the location, planted date, and types of trees along City rights-of-way? Seattle’s original street tree inventory was first undertaken between 1991-1993. An accurate street tree inventory is a powerful decision-making tool. Since the urban forest is not static but… [ Keep reading ]

The Anatomy of a Curb Ramp

Curb ramps make our city more accessible for everyone, & they’re a high priority for our Maintenance Operations Division (MOD) Concrete Crews. Pursuant to a Consent Decree, the City of Seattle builds at least 1250 curb ramps per year, and our MOD Concrete Crews complete a significant portion of… [ Keep reading ]

A critical safety project to replace the aging Fairview Ave N bridge kicks off construction next week.

Thousands of people travel on Fairview Ave N between South Lake Union and Eastlake every day without even realizing that they’re passing over Seattle’s last remaining major road on a wooden bridge. The road next to the historic Lake Union Steam Plant building just south of where Fairview Ave… [ Keep reading ]