Transit Study

Overview

The City of Issaquah is developing a Transit Study to provide a framework to guide future transportation investments in accordance with the community’s vision and goals. The Transit Study aims to include the following:

  • Understand the community needs and the vision for transit service in Issaquah
  • Gather input from a variety of stakeholders and the public to help improve transit service
  • Provide input to King County Metro and Sound Transit to achieve and/or maintain an adequate level of transit service for those in and around Issaquah
  • Develop a Link light rail planning document to guide the City’s future planning efforts
  • Identify and prioritize investments the City of Issaquah can make to improve transit service

Background

Over the last 20 years, the City’s population has more than doubled, bringing about new transportation opportunities and challenges which require new strategies to meet the City’s goals. In light of this growth, the City seeks to take a proactive, transit supportive approach to ensure that anticipated future roadway improvements support a long-term transit network.

Development of the Transit Study is called for in the City’s Strategic Plan (2019), Comprehensive Plan (2020) and Mobility Master Plan (2021) in order to prepare the community for anticipated future high-capacity transit service.

Timeline

  • Spring 2023: Existing Conditions Memo Project List Phase 1 (Speed & Reliability), Community Open House and survey
  • Fall/Winter 2023: Project List Phase 2 (Accessibility & Programs)
  • Winter/Spring 2024: Mobility Master Plan Goals and Policies Update