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Recap: Touch-A-Truck 2024 – Thank you to everyone who visited to learn about our equipment and work!

Blog stats: 300 words | 2-minute read On Saturday, May 11, our team of SDOT specialists participated in the Junior League of Seattle’s 11th Annual “Touch-A-Truck” event at the University of Washington. This yearly, community-based education and fundraising event gives kids and families the chance to explore a wide variety… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Transportation Electrification Blueprint has resulted in more EV charging stations, greener streets, electric regional busing, and more in 2023

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 6-minute read At-a-glance: In 2021, the City of Seattle released the ambitious Transportation Electrification (TE) Blueprint to significantly reduce emissions by 2030 and move Seattle’s transportation sector toward a clean, equitable future. Since then, we’ve been working closely with the Office of Sustainability & Environment… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Darius Foster | Black History Month 2024

Blog stats: 600 words | 3-minute read We’re hosting a series of Roadside Chats with employees on our team at the Seattle Department of Transportation as we celebrate Black History Month 2024. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Darius Foster, who is the manager of SDOT’s Unified Care Team… [ Keep reading ]

We’re celebrating Black History Month 2024 – Join us!

Blog stats: 400 words | 2-minute read February is here and we’re excited to celebrate Black History Month with you. Join us as we share stories and features that are dedicated to honoring historical and current achievements while progressing toward a future of inclusivity, justice, and equity in Seattle and… [ Keep reading ]

We filled 25,000 potholes in 2023. Our crews are working hard to address more potholes this winter.

Blog stats: 800 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: SDOT crews work year-round to fix potholes and filled 25,000 last year. Every winter, storms and freezing temperatures damage our streets and cause previously filled potholes to reappear. We expect to see more new potholes in the coming weeks following recent freezing… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | SDOT’s 2023 Highlights!

Blog stats: 500 words | 3-minute read 2023 was another major year for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and our work to keep Seattle moving forward. Our theme for the year was “Delivery: fast and flavorful, in concert with our values.” We focused on accelerating projects to provide more… [ 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 ]

Best of the Month | What we learned from A Week Without Driving 

The challenge: Can you go a week without driving?    From October 22-29, Disability Rights Washington challenged elected leaders and transportation and transit agency staff to go without driving themselves for a Week Without Driving. More than 100 participated, including SDOT Director Sam Zimbabwe, members of the SDOT senior leadership team, and staff from across the department. The purpose of the week is… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is just around the corner! As we prepare for a more normal Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s important for Seattleites to keep safety in mind so they can enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and prevent any crashes. Around the Fourth, many people head to the parks or attend a friend’s barbecue to… [ Keep reading ]

Int’l Womens’ Day: Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves

It’s the day of the lady, so let’s celebrate by recognizing some bad_ _ _ ?  women who changed transportation! These female innovators crushed the competition, broke thru barriers, and handled every mode of travel like a boss. LAND ? Alice Ramsey The Model T, America’s first affordable mass-produced car,… [ Keep reading ]