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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 ]

We’ve Published Our Proposed Director’s Rule on Design Standards for Small Wireless Facilities

Today, we’ve released our proposed Design Standards for Small Wireless Facilities (SWF) on Poles. Our goal with these standards is to reduce visual impacts to the streets and sidewalks that form the public right-of-way while establishing rules concerning SWF design. Wireless providers are already installing SWF in Seattle, and the… [ Keep reading ]

See what’s moving in Seattle this week: Feb 11 – 16

Here’s a look at large-scale events happening around the city this week that may impact travel times. ? See our Upcoming Construction & Events page for more info on construction that could impact how you get around town. ? Also, don’t forget to look at our Citywide Events Calendar for more things… [ Keep reading ]

See what’s moving Seattle: Feb 3 – Feb 9

Check out these events around Seattle that may impact travel times this week. Plan your travel and consider alternate modes of transportation #FlipYourTrip. T H U R S D A Y   F E B  6 Seattle RV Show: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Show hours: 11am – 8pm. … [ Keep reading ]

Paid parking rate changes are coming your way

Are parking prices near the places you frequent going up or down? Find out! This week we started rolling out paid parking rate changes based on our 2019 Annual Paid Parking Study. 70% of rates will be lowered or remain the same! We use data to help drivers more… [ Keep reading ]

See what’s moving Seattle: Jan 27 – Feb 2

It’s almost February! Plan your travel and #FlipYourTrip to get to these events around Seattle. W E D    J A N   2 9 Rally for Patient Safety & Good Jobs: SEIU Healthcare 1199NW will march at 3:30PM from Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill Campus (Broadway & E. Columbia… [ Keep reading ]

Capitol Hill late-night pickup zones are working!

If you’ve been out and about in the Pike/Pine area of Capitol Hill recently when the bars are closing, you may have seen our new ride-hail locations in action. In mid November we introduced a new way to catch your Uber, Lyft or other ridehail service during late-night hours in… [ Keep reading ]