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Transportation Improvement Program

The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) administers approximately $35 million in federal transportation funding annually to local communities through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program, Surface Transportation (STP) Program, and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) within the Salt Lake-West Valley and the Ogden-Layton urbanized areas.

In addition to administering these funding programs, WFRC develops and manages the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a six-year program of roadway, transit, and active transportation projects for the Salt Lake-West Valley and the Ogden-Layton urbanized areas. It is updated once a year and provides a carefully reviewed prioritization of roadway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects, including operation and maintenance of the existing transportation system, in the region. The development of the TIP is completed in close collaboration with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Utah Transit Authority (UTA), and cities and counties along the Wasatch Front, and aligns with the Wasatch Choice Vision. Public input is sought each year regarding projects proposed for inclusion in the TIP. The program implements state and local road, transit, and active transportation projects identified in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), as well as other plans with a combination of federal, state, and local transportation funds. The TIP’s total program amount represents approximately $3 to 5 billion of infrastructure investment over a six-year period.

For additional information regarding the TIP, please contact Ben Wuthrich.

Public Comment Period

WFRC seeks public review and comment on the Draft 2019-2024 TIP and and Draft Air Quality Memorandum 38A. The public comment period regarding the proposed draft TIP and corresponding air quality conformity determination begins on June 30, 2018 and extends through August 4, 2018. Requests for information or comments may be directed to Ben Wuthrich at 801-363-4250 or bwuthrich@wfrc.org, or by mail to the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Attn: Ben Wuthrich, 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

Two in-person public open houses will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Ogden Intermodal Center at 2350 Wall Avenue in Ogden (bus loop area) and Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Salt Lake Central Station at 250 South 600 West in Salt Lake City (area between the TRAX and FrontRunner platforms). Both events will run from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

To ensure full participation in the public involvement process, accommodations for effective communication such as sign language interpreters or printed materials in an alternate format must be requested at least five working days prior to the date on which they will be needed. Requests for accommodations should be directed to Ben Wuthrich via the contact information specified above. For deaf/hearing impaired persons, dial 711 to make a relay call or send a request for assistance to bwuthrich@wfrc.org.

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