Posts categorized under Transportation Archives - Office of the Mayor

City of Seattle to Build New Dog Park and Pedestrian Connection on Former Georgetown Flume Site

Construction on two new public assets to begin in 2022, adding critical greenspace to South Seattle neighborhoods Seattle (December 15, 2021) – Today, Seattle City Light (SCL) received approval from the Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee to transfer a 46,000-square foot plot of land, known as the Georgetown… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is Ready for Historic and Transformative Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Today, I joined Mayors and labor unions for the signing of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. This historic bill will create millions of good paying jobs and make long overdue investments in transportation and infrastructure. Over the past two years, Seattle has faced unprecedented obstacles, many of them related to our urgent need to invest… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement Following the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Seattle (November 6, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal: “Passing President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is transformational for cities across the nation – it will deliver new good-paying union jobs, expand transit opportunities and combat climate change. This… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces 2022 City Investments in Housing, Homelessness and Public Safety as Part of Final Budget

Budget includes largest ever investment in housing, continuation of key COVID recovery programs  SEATTLE (September 27, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan gave her final budget address today, announcing approximately $200 million in investments in affordable housing, increasing investments in public safety and alternatives, and funding dedicated to building a more equitable Seattle. The total 2022 budget totals over $7.1 billion with $1.6 billion for the general fund that includes additional… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Jenny Durkan on Passage of Sound Transit Realignment Package and Restored Graham Street Station Construction Timeline

130th Street Station Accelerated and Graham and Boeing Access Stations will also be restored to original construction timeline SEATTLE (August 5, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the follow statement after the Sound Transit Board of Directors voted on responsible realignment legislation and to keep Graham Street Station on… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]