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THIS IS ONLY A TEST – Cascadia Rising Earthquake Preparedness Exercise | The Seattle/Puget Sound region has experienced a major earthquake event – important safety & transportation updates in the City of Seattle #CascadiaRising2022 #TestTestTest

Editor’s Note (June 14, 2022, 10:40 a.m.): This blog post is part of a multi-agency training exercise called “Cascadia Rising.” Federal, state, and local government agencies across the Puget Sound region, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest prepare for a coordinated response to a simulated major earthquake event, as part… Filed Under: Accessibility, Community Involvement, News Release, Safety, SDOT, Transit, Travel AdvisoryTagged With: , , , , , ,

Pending successful completion of remaining construction tasks, West Seattle Bridge will reopen in September 2022

Please note: This blog post is available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Somali, Khmer, and Oromo. Please use the links below to access those languages: A la espera de que se completen con éxito las obras de construcción restantes, el puente de West Seattle reabrirá en septiembre… [ Keep reading ]

This summer, we’re improving Ballard Ave NW for people walking and nearby businesses

We are partnering with Councilmember Dan Strauss, the Ballard Alliance, and local businesses to improve mobility and access for people walking and businesses on Ballard Ave NW between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW, also known as the Ballard Ave Café Street. In 2020, we worked with Ballard Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Measure | We are giving free, unlimited ORCA Recovery cards to people working in food service and grocery industries in Rainier Beach and Othello 

It’s not too late to get your ORCA Recovery Card! Check out the eligibility requirements below and if you qualify, register using a link below.  ORCA Recovery Card Registration – Othello and Rainier Beach የኦርካ ማግኛ ካርድ ምዝገባ (ORCA Recovery Card Registration) -ኦቴሎ እና ሬኒየር ቢች ORCA 复工卡登记 – Othello… [ Keep reading ]

Highlights from Seattle Transit Measure annual report – providing more bus service and greater transit access to community members in Seattle

We recently published the first annual report for the Seattle Transit Measure, a funding measure passed in 2020 with support from over 80% of Seattle voters. The Seattle Transit Measure replaces the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD), which Seattle voters originally approved in 2014 and which expired at the end… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transportation Plan | We want to hear about your needs and priorities. Take our new survey, come to an upcoming event, and tell us where you see places for change.  

የሲያትል የማመላለሻ እቅድ | ስለ ፍላጎቶችዎ እና ቅድሚያ የሚሰጧቸውን ነገሮች መስማት እንፈልጋለን። አዲሱን የዳሰሳ ጥናታችንን ይውሰዱ፣ ወደሚመጣው ክስተት ይምጡ እና የቱ ጋ ለውጥ ማየት እንደሚፈልጉ ይንገሩን። خطة النقل في سياتل | نريد أن نسمع عن احتياجات وأولويات النقل الخاصة بكم. شاركوا في استبياننا الجديد، وتعالوا إلى الحدث المرتقب، وأخبرونا برؤيتكم… [ Keep reading ]

Interested in serving as a community representative on a Seattle transportation advisory board or committee? Learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Editor’s Note (June 3, 2022): We originally published this blog post on March 9, 2022, and have continued to update it since then with the latest information. Summary: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has several current and future volunteer opportunities for members of the public to get involved and… [ Keep reading ]

We have finished pouring structural concrete inside the West Seattle Bridge, completing a major repair milestone and moving us closer to reopening the bridge

We have exciting news about the progress on West Seattle Bridge final repairs. Today, our construction contractor finished pouring structural concrete inside the bridge, forming the structures that will hold new steel cables essential to strengthening the bridge. Completing this crucial project milestone marks the end of a challenging process… [ Keep reading ]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 | Roadside Chat with Fred Perez, SDOT Curb Space Management Supervisor

This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, a time when we celebrate the contributions and achievements by AAPI community members. The first official U.S. commemoration of AAPI heritage dates back to the late 1970’s, where Congress proposed a week dedicated to commemorating the accomplishments of AAPI individuals… [ Keep reading ]

We teamed up with community organizations and volunteers to help clean up in Pioneer Square. Thank you, Seattle, for a great citywide #OneSeattle Day of Service!

This past Saturday, May 21, we joined thousands of volunteers around the city to pick up litter, tend gardens, and serve our local communities on the first-ever One Seattle Day of Service. The One Seattle Day of Service included more than 2,200 volunteers across the city, with 80 different activities… [ Keep reading ]