Seattle Transportation Director's Subject Files, 1965-2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Transportation
Title
Seattle Transportation Director's Subject Files
Dates
1965-2005 (inclusive)
2002-2005 (bulk)
Quantity
8.4 cubic feet, (9 boxes)
Collection Number
8100-03
Summary
Records concerning transportation issues and projects in Seattle.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) was formed by combining transportation planning from the former Strategic Planning Office (SPO) with the former Seattle Transportation Department (SeaTran) to bring a more comprehensive approach to transportation service delivery. A major element of SDOT's creation was the establishment of the Policy, Planning, and Major Project's division, which is charged with transportation system planning and providing increased control and influence over major projects under construction in Seattle.

SDOT is currently organized into eight divisions. The Director's Office, Human Resources, and Communications constitute the Executive management division. The Capital Projects and Roadway Structures division includes the Transportation Capital Improvement Program and operation and maintenance of the city's bridges and other structures. Street Use & Urban Forestry provides permitting for all work including planting, pruning, and removal of trees. Responsibility for long-range transportation planning, and developing transportation policy for the city of Seattle falls to the Policy & Planning division. Initiation of large projects and program development is lead by the Major Projects division. Financial oversight of the department, information systems and administrative support is directed by the Resource Management division. The Street Maintenance division has responsibility for street resurfacing, cleaning and general maintenance and Traffic Management is responsible for operation of the city's street system, and neighborhood and operational programs.

This department has had a long evolution beginning with the Department of Streets and Sewers which was responsible for planning, construction, repair, and cleaning of the City's streets, sidewalks, and sewers. City Council appointed Seattle's first Street Commissioner in 1875. The position came under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works in 1890. The position of Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks was established in 1896; authority over parks was removed in 1904. In 1936 the Engineering Department assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department and the Department became the Maintenance Division of the Engineering Department.

An ordinance creating a Department of Transportation was passed in July 1971. The legislation provided for the appointment of the Director of Transportation, specified the duties of the Transit Advisory Board, provided for the Seattle Transit Commission, and transferred all remaining operational aspects to the newly organized department. The Seattle Transportation Department was created in 1997 when the traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated. By June 2002, SDOT and SPO 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 departments' name to Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Predominantly files of Director Grace Crunican regarding transportation projects and issues, including the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement, Seattle Monorail Project, South Lake Union area, Mercer Street corridor and streetcars. Also documented are regional transportation issues involving Sound Transit, Link Light Rail, Puget Sound Regional Council and a Regional Transportation Investment District. Records include subject files, studies, reports, correspondence, briefing material, trip files, departmental and mayoral meeting agendas

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Transportation Director's Subject Files , Record Series 8100-03. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

8100-03:  Seattle Transportation Director's Subject Files , 1965-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Accountability Agreement
2004
1/2
Accountability Agreement
2004
1/3
Aging Americans
2004
1/4
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2002
1/5
Alaskan Way Viaduct And Seawall
2002
1/6
Alaskan Way Viaduct And Seawall Options
2002
1/7
Alaskan Way Viaduct And Seawall
2003
1/8
Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement
2003
1/9
Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement
2003
1/10
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2003
1/11
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2003
1/12
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
1/13
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
1/14
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
1/15
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
1/16
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
1/17
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
2/1
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
2/2
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
2/3
Alaskan Way Viaduct Construction
2004
2/4
Alaskan Way Viaduct / Seawall - Public Comments
2004
2/5
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2004
2/6
Alaskan Way Viaduct - 2030 Materials For Council COW
2004
2/7
Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Project Briefing Notebook
2005
2/8
Alaskan Way Viaduct Hillside Maintenance
2003-2004
2/9
Alaskan Way Viaduct - Seneca Group
2002
2/10
Alaskan Way Viaduct Washington DC Fly-In
2004
2/11
Alaskan Way Viaduct Washington DC Information
2004
2/12
Alaskan Way Viaduct Emergency Closure and Traffic Plan
2005
2/13
American Public Transportation Association
2003-2004
2/14
Aquatic Ecology
2004
2/15
Aquatics
2004
2/16
Bike
2004
2/17
Bridges
2004
2/18
Budget
2002-2003
2/19
Burke-Gilman Trail, Ballard
2002
2/20
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
2002
2/21
Bus Rapid Transit
2001-2002
2/22
Bus Rapid Transit - Aurora Ave
2002-2004
2/23
Business Meetings, Quarterly
2003
2/24
Business Meetings, Quarterly
2004
2/25
Business Meetings, Quarterly
2004
2/26
Capital Cabinet
2003-2004
2/27
Capital Improvement Program (CIP
2003-2004
2/28
Tim Ceis Meetings
2004
3/1
Citizens' Transportation Advisory Committee
2003-2004
3/2
City Council
2003
3/3
City Council
2004
3/4
City Council - Budget
2003
3/5
City Council Budget Retreat
2004
3/6
City Council Budget Committee Presentation
2005
3/7
City Council Transportation Committee Orientation
2004
3/8
Community Meetings
2002
3/9
Community Meetings - Belltown
2002
3/10
Community Meetings - Bicycle Advisory Board
2002
3/11
Community Meetings - Galer St. Flyover
2002
3/12
Correspondence - To Grace Crunican
2003
3/13
Correspondence - To Grace Crunican
2003
3/14
Correspondence - To Grace Crunican
2004
3/15
Cost Estimate Validation Process
2002
3/16
Costco 4th Ave
2001
3/17
Downtown Transportation Alliance
2003-2004
3/18
Downtown Transportation Alliance
2003-2004
3/19
Downtown Transportation Alliance
2004-2005
3/20
Eastlake Neighborhood Tour
2002
3/21
Economic Vitality Sub-Cabinet
2002
3/22
Environmental
2003
3/23
Environmental
2004
3/24
Federal Transportation Priorities
2003
3/25
Ferries (Incl. Drawings)
2004
3/26
Ferries
2004
3/27
Filipino-American City Employees of Seattle (FACES) Conference
2002-2003
3/28
Finance
2001-2002
3/29
Financial Memo From Daryl R. Grigsby
1999-2001
3/30
Flexcar Car Sharing
2002
4/1
For Your Review and Comment
2002
4/2
Freight Mobility Roundtable
2002-2003
4/3
Gas Tax Proposal
2003
4/4
Growth Management Sub-Cabinet
2004
4/5
HOT Lanes
2004
4/6
HOV
2002-2003
4/7
Initiative 776
2002
4/8
Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Duwamish
2000
4/9
Interstate 5 Corridor
2004
4/10
Interstate 90
2003
4/11
King Street Station
2002
4/12
Kudos From Grace
2002
4/13
Labor - Management Leadership Committee
2003
4/14
Labor - Management Leadership Committee
2004
4/15
Lake City Way
2002-2003
4/16
Legislation
2002-2003
4/17
Legislative
2004
4/18
Manufacturing Industrial Council
2002
4/19
Master Builders Association
2002
4/20
Master Builders Association of Seattle, Meetings
2002-2003
4/21
Mayor's Priorities
2002
4/22
Mayor
2003
4/23
Mayor's Office Info
2002-2003
4/24
Mayor
2004
4/25
Mayor Meetings
2004
4/26
Mayor's Green Ribbon Commission
2005
4/27
Mercer Corridor I
2004
4/28
Mercer Corridor I
2003-2004
4/29
Mercer Corridor 2004
2003-2004
4/30
Mercer Corridor 2
2004
5/1
METRO - Bus Rapid Transit
2001-2003
5/2
Monorail
2002
5/3
Monorail
2002
5/4
Monorail - Finance
2003
5/5
Monorail
2003
5/6
Monorail
2004
5/7
Monorail
2004
5/8
Monorail
2004
5/9
Monorail
2004
5/10
Monorail
2004
5/11
Monorail - Mitigation Program
2004
5/12
Monorail
2004
5/13
Monorail
2005
5/14
Monorail Greenline Agreement
2003-2004
5/15
Monorail Greenline Agreement - Draft
2004
5/16
Nisqually Earthquake
2001
5/17
Noise Wall
2004
5/18
Olympic Pipeline
2003
5/19
Organizational Assessment - Bob Wall
2002-2003
5/20
Parking
2002-2004
5/21
Parking
2004
5/22
Parking Management
2002
5/23
Police - Harbor Patrol
2001
5/24
Presentations
2004
5/25
Presentations - Alaskan Way Viaduct, South Lake Union Streetcar
2004
5/26
Princeton Bridge
2002
5/27
Puget Sound Federal Relations Mission To Washington DC Briefing Book
2003
6/1
Puget Sound Regional Council
2003
6/2
Puget Sound Regional Council
2004
6/3
Puget Sound Regional Council
2004
6/4
Puget Sound Regional Council
2004
6/5
Race Relations
2004
6/6
Referendum 51
2002
6/7
Regional Meetings
2002
6/8
Regional Package
2000-2002
6/9
Regional Package
2000-2002
6/10
Regional Transportation Committee
2003
6/11
Regional Transportation Investment District
2003
6/12
Regional Transportation Investment District
2003
6/13
Regional Transportation Investment District - Moving To Solutions
2003
6/14
Regional Transportation Investment District
2004
6/15
Regional Transportation Investment District
2004
6/16
Regional Transportation Investment District
2004
6/17
Regional Transportation Investment District
2003-2004
6/18
Reorganization Planning (SPO) - Written
2002
6/19
SDOT Vision
2002
7/1
SeaShore Transportation Forum
2003
7/2
SeaShore Transportation Forum
2004
7/3
SeaShore Transportation Forum
2004
7/4
Seattle Public Utilities - Drainage
2004
7/5
Seattle Public Utilities - 4% Drainage
2004
7/6
Seattle Public Utilities - 4% Drainage
2004
7/7
Seattle Streetcar Delegation To Portland
2003
7/8
Seattle Urban Forest
2003
7/9
Security
2004
7/10
Sidewalks
2002-2004
7/11
Sodo
2003
7/12
Sound Transit
2002
7/13
Sound Transit
2002
7/14
Sound Transit
2003-2004
7/15
Sound Transit, Light Rail
2003
7/16
Sound Transit
2004
7/17
Sound Transit
2004
7/18
Sound Transit
2004
7/19
Sound Transit Link Light Rail
2003
7/20
South Lake Union
2003
7/21
South Lake Union
2004
7/22
South Lake Union / Mercer Ramps
2000
7/23
South Lake Union Streetcar
2003-2004
7/24
South Lake Union Streetcar
2004
7/25
South Park Bridge
2002-2004
7/26
Speaking Events
2002-2003
7/27
State Route 513
2000-2001
8/1
State Route 519
2002
8/2
State Route 520
2003-2004
8/3
State Route 520
2004
8/4
State Route 520 Bridge Replacement
2004
8/5
Staff Agendas
2002
8/6
Staff Agendas
2003
8/7
Staff Agendas
2003
8/8
Staff Agendas
2003
8/9
Staff Agendas
2004
8/10
Staff Agendas
2004
8/11
Staff Agendas
2004
8/12
Staff Agendas
2004
8/13
Staff Agendas
2004
8/14
Staff Agendas
2004
8/15
Staff Kudos
2002-2004
8/16
Staff Retreat
2001
8/17
Street Maintenance
2003-2004
8/18
Streetcar
2003
8/19
Streetcar
2004
8/20
Streetcar Legislative Intent
2004
8/21
Topoff
2003
8/22
Transition - Mayor-Elect Nickels
2001-2002
8/23
Translake Washington
2001-2002
8/24
Trans-Lake Washington Project
2002
9/1
Transportation and Climate Conference
2004
9/2
"Transportation and the Shape of the City" James R. Ellis Remarks
1965
9/3
Transportation Equity Act
2003
9/4
Transportation Legislative Conference, Washington DC
2003
9/5
Transportation Overview Meetings
2002-2004
9/6
Transportation Strategic Plan
2001
9/7
Trip - Chicago
2004
9/8
Trip - Washington DC
2004
9/9
Trip - Washington DC
2004
9/10
Urban Sustainability
2003
9/11
Utah Street Issues (Includes Drawings)
2004
9/12
West Galer St. Flyover
2000
9/13
Women's Transportation Seminar
2004
9/14
Women's Transportation Seminar
2005

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Bus rapid transit--Washington (State)--King County
  • Cable cars (Streetcars)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Regional planning--Washington (State)
  • Seattle Monorail Project
  • South Lake Union (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Street-railroads--Washington (State)
  • Transportation Planning
  • Personal Names :
  • Crunican, Grace
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Transportation
  • Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Wash.)
  • Puget Sound Regional Council
  • Seattle (Wash.). Mayor
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)