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Best of the Year | 2021 was a year of major achievements for Seattle’s transportation system – check out our top highlights, plus a brief look-ahead to 2022!

Summary: 2021 was a year of major achievements, as well as work to address numerous challenges head-on. This Blog post includes 15 highlights from the past year, as well as a brief preview of 2022. Please read on to learn more, or click on the links below to jump to… [ Keep reading ]

Help protect first responders working in the roadway – learn more during Crash Responder Safety Week: November 8-14, 2021

_______ Summary: This week is Crash Responder Safety Week, a national initiative to raise awareness about first responders and the work they do in the roadway to support the safety of the traveling public. The safety week runs from November 8-14, 2021 – but the effort is critical to keep… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month with Stefan Winkler, who works for SDOT in our Transit and Mobility Division

National Hispanic American Heritage Month started on Wednesday, September 15 and ends Friday, October 15. This month recognizes the culture, contributions, and history of Hispanic Americans in U.S. history. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it’s the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries: Costa… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month with Jessica Alinen

Summary: We strive to celebrate our colleagues and community members’ cultures, diverse heritage, and interests through our Roadside Chats blog series. We had a conversation with Jessica Alinen, who reflected on her 16+ years of public service with the Seattle Department of Transportation, discussed what National Hispanic Heritage Month means… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with SDOT’s Capital Project Division’s Project Manager, Eric Tweit.

Eric Tweit grew up on a family farm in central Minnesota. Now, he’s managing some of Seattle’s largest transportation projects. Eric Tweit is a Project Manager in SDOT’s Capital Project Division. He’s currently managing the Madison Bus Rapid Transit Project, or RapidRide G as it will be called when King… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Becky Edmonds

Becky Edmonds wears two main hats at SDOT: She leads our community access and parking program and our car share program. On the parking side, Becky works with neighborhoods and business districts to manage on-street parking needs that provide reliable access to businesses and homes. If you live near one… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with SDOT Transportation Planner, Pauh Wang

When Pauh has a hobby, he’s all in at 110%. Growing up, Pauh’s hobby was mastering the violin. Then, in his twenties and thirties, it became bicycle racing. Starting in his late thirties through the present, he got into photography and taking his kids on outdoor adventures. Pauh’s bicycle was… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Public Service Recognition Week!

Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated the first week of May since 1985 to honor federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. Read more about 2021 Public Service Recognition Week here. We at SDOT are honored to serve you, Seattle residents. Some SDOT staff have shared their reasons for serving our community. Barbara Abelhauser, Bridge Operator … [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Marilyn Scott

Women’s History Month may be over, but we’re going to keep 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. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Marilyn Scott. Marilyn is a… [ 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 ]