Southwest Salt Lake County Transit Study

Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to better connect the southwest area of Salt Lake County with the regional transit system to improve transportation choices and mobility within the study area, as well as to improve access to important regional destinations. The project goals include:

  • Preserving a transit corridor for future use.
  • Providing additional capacity to the transportation network in the study area.
  • Supporting local land use plans to diversity and densify land use.
  • Enhancing livability and sustainability in the study area.

A feasibility study was initiated in 2010 to identify a high-frequency/high-capacity transit project to serve South Jordan, Herriman, Riverton, Bluffdale, and Draper and connect the end of the Mid-Jordan TRAX line to the Draper FrontRunner station and refined the alignments considered. A link to the study is below.

The Utah Transit Authority and the project partners have identified a preferred alignment and are in the process of adopting the alignment and incorporating it into each city’s Transportation Master Plan, in order to preserve the right of way for a future fixed-guideway transit project. 

Timeline

The project began in October 2013 and the Corridor Preservation documentation will be completed in early 2016.

Public input opportunities

Several public meetings will also be scheduled at key project milestones with opportunities for public comment.

There is a Public Open House on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Riverton City Hall from 5 – 7pm.

Riverton City Hall
12830 South Redwood Road

Relevant documents

Project Overview

Proposed Project Alignment

Southwest Salt Lake County Transit Feasibility Study,
http://www.wfrc.org/SWCountyTransitStudy/Final%20Report%20-%20Southwest%20Salt%20Lake%20County%20Transit_reduced.pdf

Project contact information

Hal Johnson
(801) 287-1905
hjohnson@rideuta.com