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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.
WFRC seeks public review and comment on the Draft 2021-2026 TIP and Draft Air Quality Memorandum 39B. The public comment period regarding the proposed draft TIP and corresponding air quality conformity determination begins on June 27, 2020 and extends through August 8, 2020. Requests for information or comments may be directed to Ben Wuthrich at 801-363-4250 or email@example.com, or by mail to the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Attn: Ben Wuthrich, 41 North Rio Grande Street, Suite 103, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
Two online public open houses will be held using audio/video conferencing at the following dates and times:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.