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We are funding increased King County Water Taxi service to and from West Seattle this winter!

We worked with King County Metro to reach an agreement which will provide increased King County water taxi service to and from West Seattle this fall and winter. Under this agreement, the West Seattle water taxi will continue to operate at summertime service levels from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week! The Water Taxi’s summer sailing schedule was set to… [ Keep reading ]

We traveled to West Seattle on the Water Taxi with Seattleites from the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers!

Together with the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers, we recently took a couple of field trips as part of our Senior Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) Program! On the trip, we took the bus with senior Seattle residents from the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers to the Water Taxi in downtown. We rode the Water Taxi to West Seattle, and enjoyed lunch from local restaurant Marination Ma Kai. Yum!  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Community… [ Keep reading ]

ORCA Opportunity Program provides unlimited 12-month ORCA cards at no cost to thousands of students

Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the fourth school year of the ORCA Opportunity Program – Seattle’s commitment to free transit for public high school and middle school students. Through the program, the City of Seattle provides 12-month, fully-subsidized ORCA cards to all Seattle Public high school students, income-eligible middle school students, and Seattle Promise Scholars. The card is valid through August 31, 2022 and… [ Keep reading ]

It’s back to school time! We’re keeping kids safe on the way to class & helping them use transit

Summary: Kids are heading back to school and it’s important to keep them safe: drive the speed limit, obey signs, and expect more families on our sidewalks and streets.  School zone safety cameras are being turned on starting September 1. The speed limit in school zones is 20 mph when the lights are flashing, so drive slow and pay attention to keep kids and families safe and avoid getting a… [ Keep reading ]

Share your thoughts on the future of the Delridge Way SW Pedestrian Bridge

What you need to know: We installed a community requested crosswalk and walk signal as part of the Delridge Way SW – RapidRide H Line project at SW Oregon St and are considering if making the pedestrian bridge earthquake safe and continuing ongoing maintenance is still the right approach. Take… [ Keep reading ]

We’re adding a temporary bus lane to NE Campus Parkway in the U District this weekend to help people get around the WSDOT Montlake Bridge closure

It’s been a tough week for many northeast Seattle travelers since the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the Montlake Bridge for much needed repairs. In that time, we’ve been working closely with our partner transportation agencies to monitor the effects of the closure on city streets and look… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Magnuson Park entrance at NE 74th Street will be closed from August 9 to 27

Closure will allow crews to work on improvements that will provide easier access to Magnuson Park, and enhance the flow of traffic on Sand Point Way NE.  Starting on Monday, August 9, we will be removing slip lanes, adding curb bulbs, adding left and right turn pockets, enhancing pedestrian crossings, and adding… [ Keep reading ]

Do you want to help shape the future of transit in Seattle? The Transit Advisory Board is seeking new members!

Apply to join the Transit Advisory Board! During the pandemic, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Washington State Ferries, and other transit partners in the area made service adjustments to keep riders and operators safe. As more people return to the office and move around Seattle in coming months, transit will… [ Keep reading ]

With three new Link light rail stations come walking, biking, bus, parking and loading improvements!

Summary Three new Link light rail stations on Sound Transit’s 1 Line arrive October 2 in the U-District, Roosevelt, & Northgate neighborhoods. We are busy getting ready. Take a look at the connections we are working together to make across North Seattle. A new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-5 at Northgate reconnects neighborhoods divided for 60 years… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Thank you for joining us in celebrating the new Fairview Ave N Bridge last weekend!

We were so happy to welcome neighbors to enjoy the new Fairview Ave N Bridge at our opening event on July 24. The bridge is officially open to people walking, rolling, biking, driving, and taking transit. We hope you are enjoying it so far! We are grateful to all of… [ Keep reading ]