About Us

Updated: April 4, 2020

Our Work

How you get around is of the utmost importance to us. Twenty-seven percent of Seattle's land is made up of streets, sidewalks, and public space. It's a finite amount of space to move our rapidly growing city of people and goods.

Beyond filling potholes and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, we also pave streets, adjust traffic signals, create enjoyable public spaces, and build a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve people of all ages and abilities.

Our work is centered on a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities. Read more in our Move Seattle strategic plan.

Vision & Mission

Seattle is a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation. We're on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

Values & Goals

Equity

We believe transportation must meet the needs of communities of color and those of all incomes, abilities, and ages. Our goal is to partner with communities to build a racially equitable and socially just transportation system.

Safety

We believe everyone should be able to move safely throughout the City. Our goal is to create safe transportation environments and eliminate serious and fatal crashes in Seattle.

Mobility

We believe transportation choices are critical to accessing opportunities. Our goal is to build, operate, and maintain an accessible transportation system that reliably connects people, places, and goods.

Sustainability

We believe environmental health should be improved for future generations through sustainable transportation. Our goal is to address the climate crisis through a sustainable, resilient transportation system.

Livability

We believe transportation is essential to supporting daily life. Our goal is to manage our streets and sidewalks in a way that enriches public life and improves community health.

Excellence

We believe in exceeding the expectations of the communities we serve. Our goal is to build a team committed to excellence and equipped with the skills to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.