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November 9 – 15 is National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week. From our team to yours: please slow down and stay vigilant, especially around traffic emergencies.

Summary National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week — which falls this year from November 9 – 15 — is one way of honoring traffic responders’ important work while raising awareness of the dangers of their work. Our SDOT Response Team (SRT) helps keep traffic moving by promptly removing debris in the street,… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with Matthew Howard on Race and Mobility | Part 1 of 3

Matthew Howard is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle. Among other topics, he studies how historical events shape the African American identity and experiences, in both literature and life. He started at SDOT on April 1, 2020 and is working with the Street Use Communications team. We sat down with Matthew, who shared with us how he hopes his work on transportation and more broadly, on issues of mobility, will empower Black people and provide deeper insight for how race and mobility affect social change. This… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with SDOT’s Sonia Palma, Customer Service and Incident Response Manager

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (also known as Latinx Heritage Month), we sat down with Sonia Palma, SDOT’s Customer Service and Incident Response Manager. Born in Argentina, Sonia grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and New York. In New York, she finished high school and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Some of SDOT’s Essential Workers on Labor Day

Throughout the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic during the last six months, our dedicated staff have continued performing their jobs with a true commitment to excellence. In honor of Labor Day, we’re giving a shout out to a few of the many people who make it possible for… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day at SDOT

In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day, which at the time was a way of commemorating the passing of the 19th Amendment. One hundred years ago last week, the 19th Amendment granted many women in the United States the right to vote. We at SDOT… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside chat with Niki Seligman, Outreach & Creatives Intern

A picture of Niki Seligman at Gas Works Park.

Roadside Chat with Jeanné Clark, SDOT Creative Services Manager

Transportation has long been at the heart of Jeanné’s career. Prior to SDOT, she worked with WSDOT on the SR 520 Floating Bridge and the Alaskan Way Viaduct. When Jeanné first came to SDOT in 2017, her job was to help shape and improve our social media, blog, and web presence. She helped form a creative services… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside chat with Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer

3 min read (and it’s worth it). You may know him from Twitter (with an impressive 8,000 followers). Dongho Chang is Seattle’s Traffic Engineer, so he knows a thing or two about the work we do here at the City. I sat down with him at Monorail Espresso to talk about his… [ 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 about Angee and Lorelei. 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 and Patricia. 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 SDOT… [ Keep reading ]