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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 ]

Street Vending During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

At lunchtime, on any given weekday, about 80 different food trucks and carts that have our vending permits offer a variety of options for lunch ranging from wood fire pizzas, to traditional Indian fare, to gluten free bowls and everything in between. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit Seattle. During a… [ Keep reading ]

Women of SDOT – Meet Margo Dawes

March is Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating some of the many women at SDOT who inspire us. Read aboutAngee,Lorelei, andAnnya. Margo Dawes is the Data and Equity Strategic Adviser on our New Mobility team. What does that mean? It means Margo uses data to improve programs and continues to… [ Keep reading ]

Women of SDOT: Meet Lorelei Williams

March is Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating some of the many women at SDOT who inspire us. Read about Angee, Patricia, and Annya. Lorelei Williams is the Deputy Director for Capital Project Delivery. Six of our eight executive team members are women! They each head a key branch of… [ Keep reading ]

Tomorrow is LEAP Day!

We’re always looking for more time, and tomorrow we get it – Leap Day! A whole extra day of the year! (If only that meant we got two Saturdays this weekend…) Leap Day is brought to you by Julius Caesar. Back in 45 BCE, he was first to declare an… [ 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 ]

Happy Anniversary, Sam!

We recently celebrated our one-year anniversary with SDOT Director, Sam Zimbabwe. What a year! Sam joined us just two weeks after the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed and then was greeted with a record breaking month of snow. From the get-go he showed his calm, competent, and steady leadership. One thing… [ 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 ]