Levy to Move Seattle

Updated: October 2021

What’s happening now?

We are pleased to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q3 2021 Report with you.  

Thank you, Seattle! From July-September, you've helped us finish 2 new bridges, create almost 5 miles of bike routes, repair sidewalks on 312 different blocks, break ground on a new bus route, and more.

The new Fairview Ave N Bridge, which opened in July. Photo Credit: Tim Durkan.

The new Fairview Ave N Bridge, which opened in July. Photo Credit: Tim Durkan.

Data that outlines our progress towards Levy goals is captured in our centralized, interactive online dashboard. We invite you to explore the new dashboard, referring to the "How to Use" infographic on page 18 of the report. 

Across the department, we have made significant progress on key Levy deliverables in Q3.

We look forward to what is to come this fall as we continue projects under construction, start new projects, and head into the new year. Our work continues against the backdrop of an equitable recovery effort that prioritizes safety and accessibility for communities most impacted by the pandemic. 

We're committed to transparency and accountability and will publish quarterly progress reports on the Levy materials webpage on April 30, July 30, and October 30. We also meet monthly with the Levy Oversight Committee and you can review Levy Oversight Committee meeting materials to track our ongoing work with the Committee.

The Transportation Levy to Move Seattle

Background

Approved by voters in November 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.

The levy provides roughly 30% of the City's transportation budget and replaces the 9-year, $365 million Bridging the Gap levy approved by voters in 2006.

The levy aims to take care of the basics, while also investing in the future with improvements to move more people and goods in and around a growing Seattle. An oversight committee made up of Seattle residents, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, will monitor levy expenses and revenues, review program and project priorities, and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on how to spend levy proceeds.

Keeping track of Levy progress

SDOT is committed to clear and transparent reporting on transportation projects funded in part or in full by the Levy to Move Seattle. Levy reports are important tools for the Oversight Committee and general public to monitor Levy progress. The new Levy dashboard further increases transparency and accountability.

Early each year, we identify Planned Accomplishments and Spend Plan for that year and report our progress against those goals through quarterly reports published on April 30, July 30, and October 30 each year. Annual reports are published March 30 of the following year and illustrate overall Levy progress. These reports help keep us accountable to the Updated Workplan Report (published November 2018).

All Levy reports and other documents can be found on the materials page. 

Delivering our 9-year commitments

We published an Updated Workplan Report in November 2018 and expect to share a Portfolio Status Update in the next year to forecast the delivery plan for the remaining years of the Levy, including program delivery strategies and a funding outlook. 

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