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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.

For the first phase of project outreach, feedback was collected at an in-person Open House in November 2017 and an online survey was available for resident participation through the end of 2017. After these comments were collected, the input was used to guide transit improvement priorities in Kirkland and to identify specific projects which enhance transit service through the city. To access the Online Open House, please select the link below.

For the second phase of project outreach in June 2018, the City has released an Online Open House for community members to learn more about potential projects which support transit and to allow feedback on the proposals.

The third and final phase of project outreach occurred during the autumn of 2018 when the community was invited to review a draft of the plan and provide comments.


    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

    Public Works
    123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
    T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Operations & Maintenance
    915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
    T. 425-587-3900 24/7 | F. 425-587-3902
    Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
    Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal