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Mayor Harrell Statement on Sound Transit Substitute Motion No. M2023-18 

Seattle – Today, Mayor and Sound Transit Board Member Bruce Harrell released the following statement after proposing substitute Motion No. M2023-18 to amend the proposed modified preferred alternative for Ballard Link Extension:  “I am proposing a substitute motion that will advance the North of CID and South of CID stations… Filed Under: Transportation and Development

Mayor Harrell Directs City to Replace Pike Place Market Trees with Triple the Number of Cherry Blossoms 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the City’s Office of the Waterfront will plant twenty-four new cherry blossom trees to replace the eight declining cherry blossoms planted outside Pike Place Market in the 1980’s, along with a memorial plaque highlighting the cultural significance of the trees at Pike… Filed Under: Environment and Sustainability, Transportation and Development

Seattle Awarded $25.6 million ‘Safe Streets’ Grant by USDOT for Underserved Neighborhoods 

Projects enhance safety for all travelers in Rainier Valley, SoDo, Downtown, and U District and advance Vision Zero goal to prevent serious injuries and deaths on Seattle streets by 2030 SEATTLE – The City of Seattle was selected today by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for a competitive… Filed Under: Public Safety, Transportation and Development

Mayor Harrell Statement on Pedestrian Death in South Lake Union

Mayor Harrell made the following statement on the death of Jaahnavi Kandula: “This was a horrible and tragic incident. My heart goes out to the family of the young woman killed, and to all community members who share the pain of yet another shocking and agonizing traffic death. “Our public… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle distributing free ORCA Cards to more than 10,000 Seattle Housing Authority residents  

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are partnering with the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to provide free unlimited-use ORCA cards to all residents living in SHA-owned and managed housing through December 2026. This pairing between an affordable housing program and an accessible public transit… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Executive Order Directing City Departments to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector and Support Those Most Impacted by the Climate Crisis 

SEATTLE (December 7, 2022) – Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced a new Executive Order directing City departments to work together to prioritize and expand actions that equitably reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) within the transportation sector. Actions are designed to invest in and build resilience among communities that… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle receives national recognition for Safe Routes to School work. Mayor Harrell commits to work even harder to improve traffic safety.

Seattle, WA (October 12, 2022) – The National Center for Safe Routes to School has named Seattle the 2022 recipient of the U.S. Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award. The award was presented to Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones this morning at… [ Keep reading ]

Joint Statement from Mayor Bruce Harrell, Council President Debora Juarez, and Council Transportation Committee Chair Alex Pedersen on Sound Transit Board Adoption of Motion 2022-57  

Today we applaud the unanimous adoption of Sound Transit Motion 2022-57, a critical milestone for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project. This action selects a preferred route and station locations for portions of the WSBLE project and requests additional studies to inform decisions for the remaining stations…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Nominates Greg Spotts to be Next Director of Seattle Department of Transportation

Experienced transportation leader with proven background in safety, climate, and infrastructure, Spotts will bring new energy and approach to lead one of the City’s largest departments Seattle (July 27, 2022) – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he will appoint Greg Spotts to be the next Director of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking New SDOT Director, Mayor Harrell Names Experienced, Community-Driven, Equity-Minded Search Committee

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced today that as part of the City of Seattle’s national search for a permanent director for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), he has named a robust committee of transportation leaders and community partners to shape the effort. Interim Director of SDOT Kristen Simpson… [ Keep reading ]