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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re making progress on Madison RapidRide G Line construction! At the halfway mark, here’s what we’ve done so far & what’s ahead. 

Summary: The Madison – RapidRide G Line is a partnership between us and King County Metro with significant funding support from Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). It will create a frequent and reliable public transportation line between 1st Ave and Martin Luther King Jr Way. The route… [ Keep reading ]

SEATTLE TRANSIT MEASURE | Thank you, Seattle! We are adding 250+ more bus trips citywide starting March 18 

Summary In partnership with Metro, we are providing more bus service, especially on nights and weekends. We are adding over 250 bus trips per week, particularly on nights and weekends. This means more options for people who depend on public transportation around the clock to get to work, school, or… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Thank you, Seattle! RapidRide H Line will begin traveling from downtown to Burien starting March 18. 

Summary The RapidRide H Line is here! As part of King County Metro’s spring service change on March 18, riders traveling along the 12-mile corridor between Burien, White Center, Delridge and downtown Seattle will experience upgrades to transit stations and improvements to speed and reliability as Route 120 becomes the… [ Keep reading ]

E Madison St will be closed between 12th Ave and 14th Ave for two weeks starting Monday, March 6

Blog stats: 500 words | 3-minute read At-a-glance: Starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 6, we will close all lanes of E Madison St between 12th Ave and 14th Ave. The street will reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, March 20. There will be a signed detour for people… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Spokane St Swing Bridge emergency response, free ORCA cards for Seattle Housing Authority residents, and more!

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 8-minute read In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top posts from January. 1) Spokane St Swing Bridge is now reopen following successful repairs and testing After the major ice event in late-December,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]