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City Announces 2,000 free ORCA Cards to support COVID recovery in hardest-hit neighborhoods

The ORCA Recovery Card Program begins with a distribution to restaurant and grocery store employees in the Little Saigon, Chinatown International District, Japantown, and Pioneer Square neighborhoods. Seattle (June 9, 2021) – Today Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a six-month program to help get Seattle employees back to work affordably and efficiently. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is providing up to 2,000 free ORCA Recovery Cards for people working in the Little Saigon, Chinatown, Japantown, and Pioneer Square neighborhoods in food… [ Keep reading ]

City Announces Summer Street Use Permit Opportunities to Support Neighborhood Activation and Business Reopening

SEATTLE (June 1, 2021) – To encourage residents and businesses to use Seattle’s streets this summer, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Department of Transportation shared information about existing and upcoming free Street Use permits starting in June. With current and upcoming free permitting options, residents can make space in their neighborhoods for play and communal activities such as barbecues and block parties. And the recent extension… [ Keep reading ]

Extending Outdoor Dining into 2022

As we begin to fully reopen our bars and restaurants this Summer, one thing that is here to stay is outdoor dining.  Last June, SDOT created a free temporary permit program that has helped restaurants and merchants to stay in business in the face of challenging conditions. To date, SDOT has  issued about 200 free  Street Use permits… [ Keep reading ]

Major Funding Milestone Achieved – Seattle Receives $59.9 Million in Federal Funding to Construct Madison Bus Rapid Transit—RapidRide G Line

The new route creates a faster, more frequent, and safer public transit line connecting densely developed neighborhoods in Downtown, First Hill, Capitol Hill, the Central Area, and Madison Valley  SEATTLE (April 5, 2021) – To build the city of the future and meet the infrastructure demands of the fastest growing large city of the previous decade, Seattle cannot do it alone. Today the Federal Transit Administration allocated… [ Keep reading ]

Draft Plan Captures Community Vision for NE Seattle Neighborhoods Around New Sound Transit Stations

SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today released a draft station area plan for the neighborhoods surrounding Sound Transit’s future light rail stations at 130th St NE and 148th St NE. “Having a multi-modal city that moves people out of their cars and onto high-quality transit, is key to reducing carbon emissions, as… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Releases Transportation Electrification Blueprint to Curb Climate Pollution and Spur an Electrified Economy 

First of its kind Blueprint lays out six ambitious goals to help Seattle move toward a future where everything that moves people, goods, and services in and around Seattle runs on clean, electric energy SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) – The City of Seattle released a first of its kind, comprehensive City-wide plan that outlines how the City will move toward a clean and equitable transportation system in… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Recognizes One Year Since First Identified COVID-19 Case in King County

Seattle (February 25, 2021) – One year ago this Sunday, Public Health – Seattle & King County identified the first case and death COVID-19 in King County. Days later, cases surged across the region and state. With the guidance of Seattle’s world-renowned scientists and academics, state and local public health officials, local nurses, doctors, and health care officials, our region quickly implemented critical public health… [ Keep reading ]

Feb. 15 Update: City of Seattle Continues Response to Winter Storms

SEATTLE (February 15, 2021) – Response and recovery efforts continue after two winter storms moved through the area over the weekend, bringing cold temperatures and historic snowfall totals. Warmer temperatures and rainfall have moved into the Seattle metro, which could result in urban flooding in some areas as snow melts. Individuals who live, work, or spend time in Seattle are encouraged… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Continues Response to Winter Storms

SEATTLE (February 14, 2021) – Snow continues to fall across the Seattle metro as a second winter storm moves through the area, which could bring an additional 1-2″ of snow on top of the 8-11″ of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. This storm will transition to rain over the course of the day as temperatures rise and remain above… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Snow Response

SEATTLE (February 13, 2021) – After an overnight snowstorm blanketed the Seattle area with more than 7″ of snow, the City of Seattle continues to monitor Northwest Weather Center forecasts, which predict an additional 1-3″ of snow and temperatures hovering near freezing throughout the day. The Office of Emergency Management activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) this morning, to coordinate citywide… [ Keep reading ]