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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 ]

Seattle Department of Transportation releases new workplan for delivering on the Levy to Move Seattle

From levy assessment to new levy action plan; SDOT provides more detail and transparency in project delivery. Hey there Seattle! As we work to deliver safer streets, better roads, and more reliable transit options, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is updating residents and taxpayers on the improvements we’ve made in… [ Keep reading ]

More good news for the Year 3 Seattle Transportation Benefit District Performance Report.

Thanks to service improvements funded by the Seattle Transportation Benefit District, transit availability and access is growing – and access to transit is at an all-time high in Seattle. As we continue to do even more to expand access to affordable transit in Seattle, we are already seeing critical advances to… [ Keep reading ]

Engineering News Record NW features the renovation of Yesler Way Bridge.

The renovation of Yesler Way Bridge is featured in this month’s issue of Engineering News Record (ENR) Northwest, and tonight our project team gets honored for their good work on the Yesler Way Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The effort won ENR Northwest’s Best Project Award for Renovation/Restoration. Judges reviewed more than 30 projects… [ Keep reading ]

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like driving a 60-foot-long articulated Metro bus, you’re not alone.

 King County Metro’s 3,000 drivers make it look easy. They’re master curb huggers and their turning radius down sometimes busy and narrow streets in Seattle and across King County is on point! To get a better sense of the widths and turning radius of buses, our team at the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

We’re celebrating the completion of the University/Cowen Paving Project!

To maintain their usability, every year we pave arterial streets prioritizing them by pavement condition; traffic volume; geographic equity; and opportunities for grants or coordination with nearby projects, to support costs. Our hardworking maintenance and paving team tackled multiple projects this construction season, celebrating the completion of the University/Cowen Paving Project… [ Keep reading ]

Supply & Demand | 2018 Annual Parking Study

The Seattle 2018 Annual Parking Study is out – helping you to play like a parking pro! Every year since 2010, the Performance-Based Parking Pricing Program assesses supply and demand, to help drivers more reliably find short-term parking. The effort supports downtown mobility by reducing circling and cruising for an… [ Keep reading ]

Rally & March Impact Afternoon Commute in Downtown Seattle | Thursday, November 8

Heads up if you’re travelling downtown during rush hour this afternoon, Thursday, November 8, especially around 5 PM. A coalition of groups will be holding a rally and march regarding the dismissal of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in coordination with a series of rallies at the 5 PM hour across… [ Keep reading ]

Halloween & Day Light Savings (ends) Safety Tips

This blog was updated on October 30, 2019 @12:00 PM It’s T-minus 24 hours until trick or treating, which means excitement is building for little kids everywhere as they envision their Halloween candy hauls to come. And let’s be honest, parents, you’re at least a little pumped to pick through… [ Keep reading ]