Updated: July 28, 2023

Seattle is one of the fastest-growing large cities in the country. We work to make sure our transportation system can meet this growing demand. We build streets, maintain infrastructure, and keep people and goods moving. We do this in a way that prioritizes safety, equity, mobility, sustainability, livability, and excellence.

About Our Budget

SDOT has a total budget of over $700 million. The operating budget pays for day-to-day services and maintenance work, and the capital budget is used for one-time infrastructure and improvements.

Explore our budget and learn more about our 2023-2024 budget priorities.

The Work Our Budget Funds

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. Learn more about our projects and programs.

Where Our Funding Comes From

Our funding comes from a range of sources, including taxes, fees and charges for services, the City’s general fund, the Levy to Move Seattle, grants, and bonds.

Below you can find more information about some of these important funding sources.


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.