SDOT director resigns after Murray asks him to go

SEATTLE — As Mayor-elect Ed Murray selects his transition team, he will reportedly search for a new leader for the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Murray asked for SDOT director Peter Hahn's resignation earlier this week, according to The Seattle Weekly. Hahn sent a letter to SDOT employees Thursday, informing them of the change in leadership.

Hahn has served for four years under outgoing Mayor Mike McGinn. His resignation goes into effect January 2, 2014. 

Murray is scheduled to meet this afternoon with his transition team in downtown Seattle, where he is expected to announce his plan to replace several more department heads.