I am new to the city, but I spent the last couple of months getting to know the city. I noticed three things. First, Seattle is booming, there are cranes all over the city. The second thing that is readily apparent is that the transportation system needs to adapt to meet the challenges and opportunities that come with that growth, while also taking care of the basics. That means investing in a transportation system that will help us grow, and attract and retain employees. Finally, we need to invest in new transit, in new bike and pedestrian facilities so we can make sure we can move all these new people around the city as well as the people who are currently living here.While there are many challenges ahead to quickly get to a safe, healthy, accessible transportation system that truly serves us all, we feel totally aligned with the directions being taken by Mayor Murray and his new SDOT Director. Welcome Scott! We look forward to many productive years working with you to build a livable, walkable, safe and healthy city!