UPDATE 9:19 a.m: The Seattle DOT is filming an instructional video along Second Avenue this morning, and handing out about $250 in privately-funded gift certificates to drivers and cyclists “being awesome” by obeying the traffic signals. The certificates are for use in Second Avenue restaurants and cafes. Nonetheless, a young woman was nearly hit at 8:45 this…More
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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has done less business in recent years with firms run by women and minorities, an official told the City Council this week. SDOT’s use of Women- and Minority-owned Business Enterprises (WMBE) has declined dramatically since 2009 despite an ongoing, citywide effort to reduce race and gender disparities in government. WMBEs accounted for…More
A former big-city transportation deputy with experience in developing transit, street cars, bike lanes and pedestrian routes is Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s choice to lead the city transportation department. Scott Kubly, who was previously a deputy transportation director in both Washington D.C. and Chicago, will take over the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) July 28 on an interim basis…More