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Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP)

Project background

The Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP) is a tool to improve transit in Kirkland to get residents where they want to go in the fastest and most convenient way possible. The plan incorporates the work of the regional King County Metro and Sound Transit plans and uses previously collected community input which was used to develop the City’s Transportation Master Plan in 2015.

Additional public comment on the plan was collected at an Open House in November 2017 and now an online survey was available for resident participation through the end of 2017. After these comments are collected, the input will be used to guide transit improvement priorities in Kirkland and to identify specific projects which enhance transit service through the city.



To ensure connectivity throughout the region, the City is partnering with King County Metro, Sound Transit, and WSDOT to develop local improvements that integrate efficient, convenient, and reliable transit service in Kirkland. A Technical Advisory Committee comprised of these regional partners has convened to identify the best strategies to enhance transit connections. The following agencies and their respective projects will be considered in the KTIP:

         King County Metro

  • Link Light Rail to Redmond

  • Bus Rapid Transit on I-405 (stations in Kirkland at NE 85th Street and Totem Lake)

  • Express Bus Planning



Schedule and Budget

Throughout the project, the City will seek public input city-wide to ensure community members have an opportunity to help shape the KTIP and have a say in future transit improvements. In addition, the Technical Advisory Committee will meet regularly to provide input on the KTIP and potential improvements. 

Kirkland Transportation Implementation Plan Schedule


August – October 2017: Evaluating Existing Conditions
October 2017 – February 2018: Conducting Technical Analysis
February – July 2018: Developing the Transit Implementation Plan

Technical Advisory Committee Meetings: October 2017, January 2018, March/April 2018
Public Outreach: October/November 2017, May 2018
Present the final plan to City Council for approval: July 2018, August 2018

Contact Us

If you have question, want to give us feedback, please contact

You can also sign up for our Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan list serv

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