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Director, Department of Transportation

The Seattle Transportation Department was created in 1997 when the traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated. By June 2002, Transportation and the Strategic Planning Office consolidated to form a newly organized department which absorbed responsibilities for maintenance and operation of streets, bridges, retaining walls and seawalls, and traffic control systems in the City. An ordinance passed in 2004 changed the department's name to Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

1997-2002 Daryl Grigsby
2002-2009 Grace Crunican
2010-2013 Peter Hahn
2014- Goran Sparrman (acting)