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We’re making more bold steps on Rainier Ave S to improve safety and walkability – while keeping buses moving!

The Rainier AveSefforts are a part of ourVision Zero program to reach zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 2030, and our Safe Routes to School program to make it easier and safer for kids to walk or bike to school. This year, we’ll complete the new street layout from… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Advisory Board seeks new members

The Transit Advisory Board (TAB) is accepting applications for new members to help advise Seattle on challenges and opportunities related to transit and public transportation. This volunteer board plays an important role in ensuring a successful and well-coordinated transit system, citywide! TAB members are not only passionate about transit, they… [ Keep reading ]

Together, let’s #ReconnectWestSeattle!

The unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge dramatically impacted West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities. Today we are launching Reconnect West Seattle and your voice is needed before July 31 deadline.   We have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the West Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Six-Year Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal to Aid in Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan transmitted legislation for a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) proposal that would maintain a 0.1% sales tax and is anticipated to generate between $20 and $30 million annually over the next six years to fund essential transit service, capital projects, and transit access programs like ORCA Opportunity. If approved by the City… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]