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Seattle traffic report gives an in-depth look at 2018 travel trends

Every year, we release core data sets including traffic volumes, speeds, and collisions. Data drives our plans, policies, and decisions on everything from safety to paving. It also plays an important role in evaluating project performance and identifying trends. Read the full Traffic Report to see 2018 transportation… [ Keep reading ]

Moving Forward with Scooter Share Pilot

As 2019 draws to a close, we’re excited to share what we’ve done in preparation for the scooter share pilot launch coming this spring. Visit our scooter share page to find detailed summaries of our outreach and engagement efforts and pilot framing in our year end update. Following Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

Winter is coming, but you can take it by storm

With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner we have put together a quick checklist of ways you can be prepared to take winter by storm.    Get ready for anything  Don’t get caught off–guard this winter. If you wait until the snow starts falling it may be too late… [ Keep reading ]

MLS Cup Champions – Seattle Sounders hosts celebration parade in downtown Seattle, Tues. Nov 12

Sunday was an …E P I C… day for Seattle Sounders fans! Now here comes the celebratory parade. The Sounders made history at CenturyLink Field on Sunday as the second most attended MSL Cup of all time. Tickets to the 24th MLS Cup sold out in minutes and 69,274… [ Keep reading ]

The Move Seattle Levy Update: A look back on a successful (& nearly complete!) year of work.

Our Quarter 3 (Q3) Report on the Levy to Move Seattle was published on October 30, and we’re here to tell you about all the great things we invested Levy dollars in last season. Brace yourselves! It’s a lot! It’s been about a year since we published the… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]