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Read our Annual Report to see how we’re serving all corners of the city with more bus rides.

Thanks to the voter-approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposition 1 (STBD), we continue to make improvements to bus service & access within Seattle.   In partnership with King County Metro (Metro), we’re serving all corners of the city with more trips. More access to higher frequency service means you get… [ Keep reading ]

October 11-13: Adjusting the NB SR 99 Bus Lane to Keep People Moving

After working with our transportation partners to reinstall the bus-only lane on northbound SR 99 north of the West Seattle Bridge in late September, we are adjusting the bus-only lane this weekend to give people driving more time to merge before the bus-only lane begins. Why was the… [ Keep reading ]

ORCA Comes to the Monorail: All Aboard!

The ORCA Card program is robust, allowing folks to easily tap onto King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, the Seattle Streetcar, the King County Water Taxi, and Washington State Ferries. Now, Seattle Center Monorail will join the ORCA family in October! Monorail will… [ Keep reading ]

Moving Forward with the Center City Connector Streetcar Project 

First Hill Streetcar, Yesler Way. Photo by Jeanne Clark. Over the past year, Seattle Streetcar ridership has increased by 18 percent and we’ve worked to place the Center City Connector Streetcar Project on a more secure financial footing. In August, the Seattle City Council appropriated $9 million so that we could move forward with essential… [ Keep reading ]

Right-sizing citation fees

If you’re walking or biking to work, busing to school, driving goods across town, or enjoying a meal at a sidewalk café, you’re using a shared public resource known as the right-of-way. The right-of-way is the space above, below, and at the surface of places like public streets, sidewalks,… [ Keep reading ]

September 12: S Dearborn St Closes for Viaduct Demolition

WSDOT crews will close S Dearborn St and narrow 1st Ave S to two lanes beginning Thursday, September 12 in order to remove the remaining section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. S Dearborn St will be closed for up to 10 days while crews remove the viaduct overhead. Plan… [ Keep reading ]

Relief is coming for 1st Ave S buses to West Seattle.

We’re nearly 9 months into the #SeattleSqueeze & getting around parts of Seattle continues to be a real challenge. West Seattle and Pioneer Square have both taken the brunt of construction-related traffic impacts this past year, and so people who rely on buses traveling through both of these neighborhoods… [ Keep reading ]

Next steps to create a community-driven Scooter Share Program for Seattle.

We’ve made it a priority for our bike share program to function well for everyone, & we continue to work with service providers & the traveling public to do so. We want to do the same with a potential scooter share pilot.   “We will work with stakeholders… [ Keep reading ]

August 12: 5th Ave NE Closure for Link Light Rail Construction

If you’re traveling through North Seattle, prepare for a long-term closure of 5th Ave NE between NE 130th St and NE 145th St! This closure is to provide space for crews to build the elevated guideway for the Lynnwood Link light rail extension. Here’s what you can expect:… [ Keep reading ]

What’s moving Seattle this week? Aug 7- Aug 11

There is so much happening this weekend. Street festivals keep coming, baseball is going strong and… it’s Seahawk pre-season already! Calling out to all the 12’s,  plan accordingly, be safe and get your blue and green ready! W E D. A U G 7   Seattle Mariners vs. San… [ Keep reading ]