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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re on schedule to complete upgrades to Delridge Way SW in preparation for the RapidRide H Line!

What you need to know: Most of our work on Delridge Way SW will be complete in 2021! You can expect to see new pavement, sidewalks, and curb ramps soon, and ride on the RapidRide H line in late 2022.   Since 2016, we’ve engaged with the community to make the… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Come be among the first to walk, roll, or bike across the new Fairview Ave N Bridge!

We are excited to announce that the Fairview Ave N Bridge is reopening on Sunday, July 25! You can walk, bike, and roll on the new bridge at an opening ceremony on the morning of Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. before the bridge is reopened to… [ Keep reading ]

We distributed 1,569 ORCA Recovery cards last week!

A few weeks ago, we announced our new ORCA Recovery Card program. We are happy to report that, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), we have distributed 1,569 six-month unlimited ORCA cards to help get Seattle employees to work affordably and efficiently!  We distributed these cards to people working in the Chinatown,… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is just around the corner! As we prepare for a more normal Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s important for Seattleites to keep safety in mind so they can enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and prevent any crashes. Around the Fourth, many people head to the parks or attend a friend’s barbecue to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s buses, trains, and ferries are ready when you are!

Summary: During Ride Transit Month, we’re celebrating public transit in Seattle. Transit will play a key role in our COVID-19 recovery.  Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle and Seattle Transportation Benefit District dollars, we’re making transit improvements across the city.  Check out some of the transit projects that are… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | We’re installing the Northgate Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge spans the weekends of June 12-13 and June 19-20; expect short overnight I-5 closures

Summary  We are installing the two Northgate Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge spans!  Early Sunday morning closures are planned on Sunday, June 13 and Sunday, June 20. Northbound I-5 will be closed between Lake City Way and Northgate Way from 11:59 PM on Saturday, June 12 to 4 AM on Sunday, June 13. The northbound on ramp at NE 85th St will also be closed, with traffic there being detoured to Aurora Ave.  Southbound… [ Keep reading ]

Up to 2,000 Seattle employees in Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and Pioneer Square will receive an unlimited ORCA card as part of our new ORCA Recovery Card program!

To help get Seattle employees to work affordably and efficiently, we are providing up to 2,000 free ORCA cards for people working in the Chinatown, Little Saigon, Japantown, and Pioneer Square neighborhoods in food service and grocery industries. Thank you, Seattle! The ORCA Recovery Card program is possible thanks to 80 percent of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Starting tomorrow, get a lift out to our amazing natural forests to the east with the return of Trailhead Direct!

We are pleased to have partnered with King County Metro and King County Parks – among other regional partners – to offer Trailhead Direct.  Trailhead Direct is a seasonal transit service to popular hiking destinations in King County. This innovative program allows you to enjoy the beauty and adventure that our region… [ Keep reading ]

SURVEY | Share your feedback on our proposed curbspace & parking changes near the new Northgate & University District Stations

Recent curbspace access and parking updates:  Paid parking rate adjustments coming June 1 to improve access to Seattle restaurants, cafes, stores, and other businesses. On-street parking & curbspace changes coming to Uptown. Uptown community informs new plan to prioritize on-street parking for neighborhood businesses and residents and encourage transit use, biking and walking to… [ Keep reading ]

New Mobility Study shows how people use bike share, car share, and ride hail to get around Seattle

Car share, bike share, scooter share, and ride hail companies are offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Learn how to get your free ride!  Summary:   The New Mobility Study gives us a better understanding of how people use ride hail, car share, bike share, and carpool or taxi apps to… [ Keep reading ]