What is your opinion of the City's proposed Transit Master Plan?
Final Update, Dec. 6, 2018:
The citywide Transit Master Plan was adopted by the Council on Dec. 5. One change was made to the plan during the Work Session before the proposal was unanimously approved in the Formal Meeting. The Transit plan will help guide the future of bus, light-rail and streetcar system.
Here is the change from Dec. 5 : That on Page 3-10 in the revised plan section titled Transit Master Plan Priority Corridors for Capital Investments, the sentence that reads, “While the Transit Master Plan is generally mode-neutral, an interest in what a streetcar network would look like was one motivating factor for the City Council in funding this plan.,” be omitted from the plan’s final version.
At the November 14 briefing, the City Council added seven items to the proposed Transit Master Plan:
o Ensure that the plan includes language allowing for flexibility as the Northwest Quadrant develops.
o Ensure the Foothill Cultural District is included in references to circulation in that part of the City.
o In the Key Moves section … and the Executive Summary state explicitly that employer shuttles and on-demand ride services will be made equally available on the east and west sides of the City.
o Include adequate access to the International Center.
o Encourage UTA to extend TRAX operating hours at the Salt Lake City International Airport and operation of FrontRunner on Sundays.
o Add “affordable” to an objective of Goal No. 3 in the Transit Master Plan so the first bulleted sentence reads: “Provide reliable, efficient, frequent and affordable transit service.”
o The Council also informally voted to include in the plan a framework that identifies corridors or connection points for a future streetcar system if funding for streetcars becomes available.
The City Council is scheduled on December 5 for a final review of the seven points the Council at the November 14 briefing said it wanted to add to the master plan. The Council may formally consider an ordinance adopting the proposed plan at the Council’s Formal Meeting on December 5.
Read more in the Dec. 5 Council Staff Report
The City Council is asking for your input on a proposed city-wide Transit Master Plan that would help guide the future of bus, light-rail and streetcar systems in Salt Lake City.
The 20-year plan has been in the works since 2013, and will be used by the City and the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to guide decisions about the timing and location of service and capital investments.
That includes guiding possible decisions such as where to locate additional bus routes, when and where light-rail should be expanded, how frequently TRAX trains should run, how fares should be determined and much, much more.
The master plan’s focal point is a Frequent Transit Network, which is a set of designated transit corridors that offer frequent, reliable service connecting major destinations and neighborhood centers seven days a week and in the evenings. The FTN can be comprised of both bus and rail technologies. Regardless of mode, the network would be developed to provide a consistently high standard of capacity, reliability, frequency, and passenger amenities.
Council Requests Public Feedback on Draft Plan
There’s much to comment on and many ways to provide input. You can give your feedback by commenting on this post. Two Public Hearings have been held. Visit our website for even more ways to share your thoughts with the Council.
- Full draft of the Salt Lake City Transit Master Plan