Expanded bus routes are in the works. What other transit improvements do you want to see in Salt Lake City?
The Salt Lake City Council believes all residents should be able to affordably travel around the city, whether to homes, jobs, schools, or recreation.
Although many residents already enjoy access to several transportation options, the Council knows there are also many people who would benefit from additional access, particularly to public transit offerings. With this in mind, the Council approved a 0.5% sales tax increase earlier this year, with $5.3 million of the expected revenue planned for projects that will expand transit options citywide.
$2.8 million is budgeted for the first installment to expand Utah Transit Authority bus service in Salt Lake City. This bus service expansion is designed to:
- increase coverage for underserved areas, particularly the Westside and other underserved areas of the City;
- increase span and frequency (evenings and weekends) on key routes (900 S, 200 S, 2100 S, 600 N, 1000 N);
- increase ridership, particularly in the City’s downtown core; and
- build out infrastructure, such as better bus stops, on Transit Master Plan routes.
In the coming weeks, the Council will consider officially entering into an agreement with UTA to provide this expanded bus service. This agreement sets the framework for City-sponsored transit service, with yearly check-ins to refine service levels. The Transit Master Plan and above priorities are based on feedback already received, but now the Council wants to know what other transit improvements you want to see in Salt Lake City. Your input will inform the City’s current discussions and future negotiations with UTA.
Another briefing is planned once the Council receives the final contract. When it's scheduled, watch LIVE on Facebook or our website, or attend in-person, Third Floor, City & County Building. (Check the agenda for approximate times and live video links).
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