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City of Seattle distributing free ORCA cards to more than 10,000 Seattle Housing Authority residents

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 6-minute read At-a-glance: The City of Seattle is partnering with the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to provide free unlimited-use ORCA cards to all residents who are living in SHA-owned and managed housing through December 2026. This pairing between an affordable housing program and an accessible… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | SDOT’s 2022 Highlights!

Blog stats: 1,700 words | 10-minute read 2022 was a significant year for Team SDOT. From welcoming a new Director and re-opening the West Seattle Bridge, to delivering voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle-funded projects, to returning to in-person outreach and events, and planning the future of transportation in Seattle, our… [ Keep reading ]

Over the weekend, we removed the damaged Spokane St Swing Bridge hydraulic cylinder; Bridge repair work is continuing this week

Summary: Related posts: Crews worked hard over the weekend and successfully removed a damaged hydraulic turning cylinder inside the Spokane St Swing Bridge. This represents a significant step forward in the repair effort. It allows us to test temporarily operating the bridge on one turning cylinder, replace hydraulic power unit… [ Keep reading ]

Download the Transit GO Ticket app to ride the West Seattle Water Taxi or bus using free credits during the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) closure

At-a-Glance: Related blog posts: The ongoing closure of the Spokane St Swing Bridge for emergency repairs continues to impact travelers on both sides of the Duwamish Waterway headed to and from West Seattle, especially by biking, rolling, or walking on the low bridge. To support these people, and help make… [ Keep reading ]

BEST OF FALL 2022 | New community chess park, Green Lake Outer Loop, safer streets, and more!

1,200 words | 6-minute read NEW: We’re crafting seasonal summaries of Team SDOT’s work across town. Read on to learn how we’ve made getting around the city safer, easier, and – hopefully – more fun, in the fall of 2022. Enjoy! Quick links to stories below: MAKING BIKE ROUTES FOR… [ Keep reading ]

A Better Detour for People Biking During Spokane St Swing Bridge Emergency Closure

Related Updates: Bridge repair update: Crews have repaired 500 feet of damaged power conduit on the Spokane St Swing Bridge and are preparing to remove a damaged 15,000-pound hydraulic turning cylinder. Read more. Read about other resources to get around during the Spokane St Swing Bridge closure. This is part… [ 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 (January 12, 2023): We originally published this blog post on March 9, 2022, and have continued to update it since then with the latest information. Summary: Below you can find ‘drop-down’ links to each individual board and committee, as well as general information about the application process: Promoting… [ Keep reading ]

Resources to get around during the Spokane St Swing Bridge closure

Update (January 3, 2022) Our crew of bridge engineers and technical experts have been in the bridge every day since the bridge was damaged during last week’s storm. Click here for a detailed update on the repairs we’ve completed so far. In addition to engineers and technical experts working to… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge remains closed while SDOT repairs machinery damaged after ice storm power outage

Closure for people biking, walking, and driving and freight traffic will last minimum of 2 weeks. The Spokane St Swing Bridge (Low Bridge) will remain closed for at least two weeks while our crews continue working to repair mechanical issues that intensified after a power outage during the ice storm… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve expanded the bus-only hours in Interbay along 15th Ave W and Elliott Ave W

Editor’s Note (Jan. 24, 2023): The expanded bus-only hours took effect on Monday, January 23, 2023. Crews also updated signs along the street to note the change. This blog post has been updated to reflect the change taking effect. Summary at-a-glance: Check out our blog post from October 2022 to… [ Keep reading ]