The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) is responsible for transportation plans, regional visioning efforts and community and economic development planning within the five county region of Weber, Morgan, Davis, Tooele and Salt Lake Counties. These plans are described below.
Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) coordinates the transportation planning process for the Salt Lake and Ogden/Layton urbanized areas. The process is comprehensive in nature, addressing all modes of transportation, including highways, transit, trucking, rail, air, bicycle and pedestrian.
WFRC is also a key partner in the Unified Transportation Plan. Utah's Unified Transportation Plan provides a statewide summary of anticipated 30-year needs for road capacity and maintenance as well as transit improvements and operations for Utah's metropolitan and rural areas.
Two main products are developed through the transportation planning process. The first is the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which recommends improvements to highways, transit, and other modes, to meet our transportation needs over a 20-year period and beyond. The second is a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a six-year capital improvement program for highway and transit projects contained in the RTP. The RTP is updated every four years, while the TIP is approved annually.
Transportation plans are also part of the comprehensive planning for the overall development of the region. WFRC is a major partner in the Wasatch Choice for 2040 plan, a vision for how we will develop our communities and transportation system to accommodate projected growth along with Wasatch Front while maintaining Utah’s great quality of life.
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Community and Economic Development
The Consolidated Plan for the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for Weber, Tooele and Morgan Counties is administered by WFRC. This Plan is the governing document for the use of CDBG funding coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and identifies goals and objectives for housing, community and economic development related activities. The Plan is updated annually and completely rewritten every five years.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a requirement of the U.S. Economic Development Administration and governs the use of funding from that agency for local economic development projects. The CEDS is adopted by the Wasatch Front Economic Development District, a local board comprised of public and private sector representatives from throughout the five county region.