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SDOT showing up for equality: Director, Sam Zimbabwe on Black Lives Matter

Today marks the one month anniversary since George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis that ignited national and local reflection and conversation about systemic racism and disparate outcomes not just in the police and judicial systems, but across so many other areas, including the ways we plan, build and manage transportation infrastructure… [ Keep reading ]

Metro & SDOT seek rider feedback on Route 40 improvements at an online open house on June 30

King County Metro and SDOT are hosting an online open house to get public feedback on improvements for the Route 40 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor project. The virtual meeting will be on Tuesday, June 30 from 5 – 6 PM. At the online open house, we plan to share what we’ve… [ Keep reading ]

Construction begins in June on Delridge Way SW for the new RapidRide H Line

Five years ago, we set out with a goal to create better and safer streetswhile also imagining what improvements for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit could look likealong Delridge Way SW. Quick Facts // What You Need to Know: Construction on Delridge RapidRide H Line will begin the… [ Keep reading ]

Here’s a recap of transit changes in Seattle this week

There’s been a ton of transit changes this week! Transit agencies across the region are responding to decreased ridership since the onset of COVID-19 by decreasing service, suspending fare collection, and changing the way passengers board. There’s also been planned service changes and major construction completion. Transit planning resources, such… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary transit service reductions start Monday, March 23

Editor’s note, 3/23/20: Corrected route lists updated below. Today King County Metro Transit (Metro) announced that starting Monday, March 23 they will be reducing transit service for the duration of the region’s public health emergency. Metro, along with every other transit operator, is seeing declines in ridership and expects them… [ Keep reading ]

As teleworking is up, traffic in Seattle is down this week.

Seattle, King County, and the State of Washington are taking strong measures to protect the health of residents amid the rapidly developing COVID-19 outbreak. The Governor’s March 11 announcement places a ban on gatherings of more than 250 people and March 12 announcement closed K-12 schools in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties… [ Keep reading ]

Connect 2020 construction is coming to an end!

UPDATE from Sound Transit on March 19: Weekend Link light rail closure March 20-21. “Closures of Downtown Seattle Link stations will begin Friday evening (3/20) and extend through the weekend as crews wrap up the Connect 2020 construction process, through which Sound Transit has connected East King County tracks to… [ Keep reading ]

Survey and meetings ahead for Route 40 corridor improvements – Postponed

Crossposted with King County Metro blog. Updated 3/11/2020. Originally posted 2/28/2020 UPDATE: Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation are postponing the Route 40 drop-in sessions (previously scheduled for March 17, 18, & 19) until later this spring. We’re continuing to follow guidance from our partners at Public Health –… [ Keep reading ]

Dear Seattle, XOXO. ❤️

Do you hear that sound? It’s hallmark knockin’ on your door with another holiday, folks. The day is complicated and mushy, but we’d like to look at it is an opportunity to LOVE our friends, families, and communities a little louder. Whether you’re already dreaming of jumping into PJs with… [ Keep reading ]

Link light rail weekend closure & platform changes coming your way!

We’re halfway done with the #Connect2020 Link light rail disruptions! Two things you need to know: Weekend Closure: Shuttle buses replace Link trains this weekend between Capitol Hill and SODO starting Friday, February 7 at 9pm. Platform switch: Starting Monday, February 10, Link light rail riders will board… [ Keep reading ]