Seattle Department of Transportation

Seattle, WA 98104


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Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
United States of America

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Seattle City Council

Seattle City Council passes 20-year Seattle Transportation Plan

April 26, 2024
The goal of the plan is to enhance transportation in the Seattle, Wash., area with more than 81 projects that could be pursued during the next two decades.

Seattle Mayor Harrell unveils $1.35 billion transportation levy

April 8, 2024
The eight-year levy recommends more funding to repair bridges, repave streets and to connect neighborhoods to light rail.
King County Metro Transit

SDOT partners with King County Metro to launch bus lane only pilot

SDOT is piloting new street treatments to discourage people driving personal vehicles in bus-only lanes.
King County Metro

SDOT completes final design on Route 40 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor project

Nov. 21, 2023
The project, which will create a safer and more reliable bus route and Seattle’s first-ever freight- and bus-only lane, now moves to the contractor selection process, with construction...

SDOT completes final design of RapidRide J Line

Nov. 1, 2023
The project upgrades King County Metro’ Transit’s Route 70 with an improved RapidRide level of service that will enhance connections to Downtown, Belltown, South Lake Union, Eastlake...

SDOT and Seattle Police Department add three locations for additional cameras as part of automated enforcement pilot program

Aug. 16, 2023
The new cameras will allow the city to collect a larger data set for a more robust analysis of the impact and effectiveness of automated enforcement programs.
King County Metro

King County Metro to launch RapidRide H Line March 18

The change includes King County Metro revising bus schedules and adding bus trips funded by the Seattle Transit Measure.
King County Metro
King County

Seattle moving to restore $23.7 million for transit service and projects

Feb. 3, 2021
These funds represent the amount collected but held in reserve while the Washington Supreme Court considered the legality of Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976.
Seattle Department of Transportation
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Seattle Streetcar reports 18 percent ridership increase

Aug. 2, 2019
The Seattle Streetcar program saw an 18 percent ridership increase, including a 31 percent increase on the First Hill line, partially thanks to the easy connections to Metro Transit...

Articles & News


Seattle Mayor Harrell unveils eight-year levy proposal

May 6, 2024
The $1.45 billion levy proposal builds on the Seattle Transportation Plan and the One Seattle Plan and includes $145 million in funds to support bus and light-rail projects and...
King County Metro Transit

FTA awards Seattle DOT $64.2 million for RapidRide J Line BRT

Jan. 29, 2024
SDOT's 5.2-mile RapidRide J Line will upgrade an existing King County Metro bus line by providing improved reliability with bus-only lanes and transit signal priority, decreased...
Seattle Department of Transportation
SHA Executive Director Rod Brandon, far left, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, center in light blue tie, and SDOT Director Greg Spotts, in blue jacket, along with Seattle Housing Authority residents celebrated the SHA Transit Pass program on Jan. 24.
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Seattle to provide housing authority residents with unlimited transit passes

Jan. 26, 2023
The program is the first of this scale in the U.S. and will help more than 10,000 housing authority residents.
Seattle DOT
A rendering of the future RapidRide G Line at Madison and 12th in Seattle.

Seattle DOT’s Madison Street BRT receives $59.9-million Small Starts grant

Aug. 10, 2021
The 2.3-mile BRT line will begin construction this fall and will serve historically underserved, densely populated neighborhoods on its east-west route when it opens in 2024.
A pre-COVID-19 pandemic image of the Seattle area's RapidRide bus service.

Four BRT projects allocated $187 million from FTA CIG Small Starts Program

April 6, 2021
The BRT projects in California, Utah and Washington state are nearing completion of the statutory and regulatory requirements prior to receipt of a grant agreement.

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