From sidewalk repairs to snow plowing, road improvements to traffic monitoring, minimizing congestion to maximizing transit use, the
Bellevue Transportation Department is at your service.
Our staff of about 150 (as of January 2021) are committed to providing a safe and balanced transportation system that offers a variety of travel options – walking, biking, transit and driving.
It's a big job in Bellevue, which has more than 200 signalized intersections, 325 miles of sidewalks, 1,100 lane miles of roadway, 3,200 city-owned street lights and 17,000 street signs. The department carries out its work in three broad organizational categories:
PlannersPlanners work to establish a vision for the city's transportation system, prepare policy recommendations and help carry them out. They use computer models to forecast future travel demand and engage the public to create specific projects that will maintain and improve the long-range health of the transportation system. Working closely with financial staff, they produce medium- and long-range financial plans, prioritize projects and create detailed budgets for the improvements. (Planning web page)
Capital Program Services staffThese workers turn plans into reality. They include engineers and project managers who design projects, coordinate construction with private contractors and other city departments, and connect with the public through extensive outreach efforts. Project inspectors make sure construction meets city and state requirements. (Projects web page)
Traffic Management groupThese staff are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the transportation system, The group consists of signal technicians, street maintenance workers, plan reviewers, traffic engineers, staff focused on neighborhood traffic safety issues, and staff who issue permits and oversee work in the city right-of-way. (Safety and Maintenance web page)
We also have our eyes and ears on regional initiatives that impact Bellevue, such as the East Link light rail project, King County Metro bus service and work by the state Department of Transportation on the three major highways that run through the city.
Our work is guided by the City Council based on recommendations from staff and the council-appointed Transportation Commission.
The Transportation Department also works to comply with accessibility requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Staff contact information is listed on most department web pages. If you want to comment on or make suggestions about the Transportation Department web pages, please contact Gillian Hagstrom, public information officer, at email@example.com.