SEATTLE – The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) today announced the release of its 2017 Performance Report – Moving the Needle. The report is a comprehensive detailing of SDOT’s many ongoing performance metrics, and provides straightforward and easy to understand graphics that depict the city’s transportation progress and aspirations for the future.
One of the key goals for SDOT is to increase and improve data collections and application. This data will help to identify challenging areas within Seattle’s transportation systems, leading to quicker and more efficient fixes. Collecting and analyzing data will also allow us to monitor progress and track improvement, making accountability and transparency easier than ever.
2017 Performance Report Highlights
- Increased Transit ridership by 32 percent, which includes 7,000 new Rapid Ride riders on Lines C, D and E.
- Filled 95 percent of potholes within three business days.
- Built 16 new Safe Routes to School Projects, increasing the percent of elementary school kids walking and biking to school by 10 percent.
- Ninety two percent of SDOT employees completed Race and Social Justice Training as part of efforts to serve Seattle communities.
- Increased transit access for people with low income with the issuance of more than 22,000 ORCA Lift Cards.
Scott Kubly, SDOT Director
“This report ties together the principles of making Seattle a place where people can safely and comfortably get around; where people can choose from a variety of reliable, affordable, easy-to-use travel options; where the way we design our streets and sidewalks contributes to our quality of life and economic vibrancy; and where we harness innovation to expand choice and improve the environment. We take these principles seriously, and we are proud of our work to become more efficient, effective, transparent, and accountable.”
The 2017 Performance Report is an important tool that will allow SDOT to communicate with Seattle residents about our progress and vision for the future. It will provide a way to keep our goals in sight and ensure we stay on track. Ultimately, engaging Seattleites in a dialogue about the future of city transportation.
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