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We’ve applied for nearly $50 million in new federal grants to improve travel safety and support our bridges

Summary: We recently applied for several grants to take advantage of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The first is a $30 million grant to support safer streets in Seattle, via USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program. This federal funding, in addition to $7.5 million… [ Keep reading ]

Updates from our Transportation Access Program, which is providing greater access to transit services in Seattle

Editor’s Note: If you’re interested in signing up for the Transportation Access Program (TAP) email newsletter, please subscribe online. If you have any questions, you can contact the team at DOT_TAP@seattle.gov. Quick links: We’re re-launching and improving access for the Solid Ground Downtown Circulator We’re partnering with Seattle Public Schools… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle – Quarter 2, 2022

We have completed 59 of the 70 Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan projects from 2020-2022. We have completed 51 of the 64 Home Zone project elements. And we have completed 275 traffic mitigation projects since March 2020. Overview Reconnect West Seattle was developed in response to the unexpected closure of… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Launching the ‘Ride Now’ pilot program, centering equity in our Pedestrian Program, promoting work zone awareness, and more!

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from April. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – April 2022 We’ve published an evaluation of the Seattle scooter share program – check it out and learn what’s next New… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is conducting a racial equity analysis to ensure our Pedestrian Program meets the needs of everyone walking and rolling in Seattle

Walking or rolling with a mobility-assisting device (such as a power wheelchair) are some of the most core and essential forms of affordable, everyday travel. Everyone should be able to navigate the city safely, as part of a wide range of travel and mobility options, from walking, rolling, and biking,… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s Pedestrian Projects Toolkit helps guide our work to evaluate and install infrastructure to improve safety for people walking and rolling in Seattle

Our Pedestrian Projects Toolkit at-a-glance As part of our overall Pedestrian Program, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has developed a Pedestrian Projects Toolkit that provides estimated costs, timelines, and additional contextual details on pedestrian safety and traffic calming improvements. The toolkit is available in English, as well as the… [ Keep reading ]

Honoring Black History Month 2022

Editor’s Note (February 1, 2022): This Blog post was developed in close partnership between our Communications Team and our Black Employees Support Team (BEST) Employee Resource Group (ERG), to directly center the voices of our Black colleagues while reflecting on the significance of Black History Month and how it relates… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle extends ORCA Recovery Card Program through the end of 2022

The ORCA Recovery Card Program provides free ORCA cards to essential workers and encourages people to take transit while saving money on transportation. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the ORCA Recovery Card Program, which provides free ORCA cards to essential workers in Chinatown-International District and Pioneer Square, will… [ Keep reading ]