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West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18

On Thursday, April 8, we held the 18th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18 The meeting came as we announced changes in our Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) access policy… [ Keep reading ]

We’re starting the application process for people to use the Spokane St Swing Bridge to reach lifesaving medical appointments while the West Seattle Bridge is under construction

Applications will open later this month for restaurants and retail struggling during pandemic, on-call medical workers, additional types of vans and shuttles. We’ve also extended weekend all–access hours by 3 hours to 8 a.m. People seeking lifesaving medical treatment, on-call medical workers, West Seattle restaurants and retail businesses, and people using vans, shuttles or official carpools with a state-issued rideshare license plate can soon apply to SDOT for access to the Spokane St Swing… [ Keep reading ]

Play street permits are back! Celebrate Earth Day outside with your neighbors on an (socially distanced) Earth Day play street!

Hello, April! AKA Earth Month! Birds are singing, the sun is (sometimes) shining, and flowers are blooming. The longer days mean more daylight to play outside and connect with your neighbors.   As of last week, play street permits are back – just in time for Earth Day fun on April 22nd! This comes after nearly a year-long hiatus in issuing these permits on… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Safety is our number one priority!

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in March – and some that didn’t. The new rectangular rapid flashing beacon at Dayton Ave N and N 50th St helps kids and families safely walk and roll to school and to Woodland… [ Keep reading ]

We have been allocated almost $60 million from the Federal Transit Administration for the Madison Bus Rapid Transit – RapidRide G Line Project!

We’re proud to share that we’ve reached a major funding milestone! The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has now allocated $59.9 million in funding from the Small Starts Program to the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – RapidRide G Line project for construction.  Read the press release from Mayor Jenny Durkan. Read the press release from the FTA. Read the press release from Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Patty… [ Keep reading ]

We’re working with Seattle Public Schools to keep families safe as in-person schooling returns with new “School Streets” where most cars are not allowed

Summary  Students are headed back to their classrooms next week as Seattle Public Schools transition to in-person learning. Help keep our kids safe by driving the speed limit, obeying signs, and expecting more kids and families along our sidewalks and streets. Stay Healthy Streets and new “School Streets” in front… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Kenya Bostic

During Women’s History Month in March, we shared stories of SDOT’s talented, brave, strong, and determined employees who are making our city safer, opening paths for others, and fighting for a more equitable city.  March may be over, but we’re still celebrating our amazing employees.   Today, we want to introduce you to Kenya Bostic…. [ Keep reading ]

Do you qualify for a rebate on the car tab fees you paid in 2020? Find out!

Income-qualified households may be eligible for a rebate on the Vehicle License Fees (VLF) they paid in 2020 for car tabs that expire in 2021.   See if your household is eligible for a rebate and apply before the rebate program ends on June 30, 2021. We can only process rebates from car tabs that expire in 2021, and we’re unable to process rebates from any other year. Every year, car… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | With your help, we worked with King County Metro on a proposal to make Route 40 bus trips more reliable, safe, and on-time. Now, we’d like to hear from you again!

Summary We’re working to make Route 40 bus trips more reliable, safe, and on-time for you and your neighbors – thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars.  We want to get your feedback on the concepts we’ve proposed! Read about them and take our survey.  Our proposal focuses… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Jess Kim

During Women’s History Month in March, we’re sharing stories of SDOT’s talented, brave, strong, and determined employees who are making our city safer, opening paths for others, and fighting for a more equitable city. As we round out Women’s History Month, we again acknowledge that our communal understanding of gender… [ Keep reading ]