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West Seattle and Ballard light rail extensions project: City of Seattle elevates Seattle community interests in our formal comments to Sound Transit, as part of the planning and environmental review process.

While the Sound Transit Link light rail system extensions to West Seattle and Ballard may be years away, important conversations about the planning of future routes and station locations are happening now. Sound Transit’s West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project is the largest transit infrastructure investment in Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We have completed our construction on Delridge Way SW! Enjoy smoother streets, safer intersections, new lanes for buses and bikes, artwork, and more.

Summary: Back in 2020, we started construction on Delridge Way SW, a street in West Seattle that stretches from the West Seattle Bridge to White Center. This project is made possible by your investment in the Levy to Move Seattle, as well as a Washington State Regional Mobility Grant, and… [ Keep reading ]

President Biden’s trip to Seattle will have a big impact on travel in the Puget Sound region. Travelers can expect delays and some detours in Seattle over the coming days. Learn more and plan ahead before you travel.

During presidential visits, the U.S. Secret Service has authority to provide security, including requiring intermittent closures of freeways and streets. The flow of buses and cars in downtown Seattle and around the region will be disrupted. While President Biden’s exact travel routes and timing are not published in advance, travelers… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Restored program facilitates pop-up shops and art installations in and around downtown Seattle – check out how get there via transit and other travel options!

Summary: Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Shunpike and Seattle Good Business Network to host the Seattle Restored program. Seattle Restored matches local small businesses and artists with vacant downtown Seattle storefronts to help revive the central city with creativity and commerce! Pop up shops and art… [ Keep reading ]

New Ride Now program offers free and discounted rides to transit and other local trips for older adults (65+) and people with disabilities – learn more and find out if you qualify!

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Vietnamese. አዲስ የራይድ ናው (Ride Now) ፕሮግራም ለአረጋውያን (65+ ዓመት) እና ለአካል ጉዳተኞች ነፃ እና ቅናሽ የመጓጓዣ ጉዞዎችን እና ሌሎች የሀገር ውስጥ ጉዞዎችን ያቀርባል… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Engaging with the public, installing new signs at crosswalks, highlighting everything your Levy dollars made possible in 2021, celebrating Women’s History Month, and more!  

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from February. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – March 2022  1) SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN | Announcing our community partners and the beginning of public engagement  2) VISION ZERO |… [ Keep reading ]

Visiting the UW Cherry Blossom festival? Take transit, bike, walk, or roll – and enjoy more time celebrating spring!

Have you heard? The cherry blossoms are in full bloom on the University of Washington (UW) Seattle campus, and people are flocking to see them! If you’re planning to go in the next few weeks, please consider riding transit, biking, walking, or rolling, if it’s possible for you. While today… [ Keep reading ]

Biden Administration recommends allocating $60 million to Seattle’s RapidRide J Line, which will connect downtown to the U District, Belltown, South Lake Union, and Eastlake

On Monday, March 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recommended allocating $60 million to Seattle’s RapidRide J Line project. The grant supports modernizing and expanding Seattle’s public transit system. This recommendation is a critical milestone for the project and the City. It signals the project is… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT was recently recognized with a 2022 Vision Award in Transportation for our work to provide sustainable travel options, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately act boldly to address climate change

Summary: The Seattle 2030 District recently announced the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) as the winner of its 2022 Vision Award in transportation. You can check out this 2-minute video highlighting the award, which features an interview with Seattle Chief Equity Officer and Deputy Mayor Adiam Emery. Seattle 2030 District’s… [ Keep reading ]

Interested in serving as a community representative on a Seattle transportation advisory board or committee? Learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Editor’s Note: We updated this blog post on April 11, 2022 to reflect the latest information about volunteer member position openings and the application process. Summary: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has several current and future volunteer opportunities for members of the public to get involved and help shape… [ Keep reading ]