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The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) administers approximately $40 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 its Draft 2022-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding air quality conformity determination (Memorandum 40a). The TIP is a six-year program of roadway, transit, and active transportation projects funded by federal, state, and local revenues in Salt Lake, Davis, Morgan, Tooele, and Weber counties, as well as the urbanized portion of Box Elder County. A public comment period regarding the proposed documents begins on June 26, 2021 and extends through July 31, 2021.
Two in-person public open houses will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 and Thursday, July 15, 2021. Both events will run from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
A copy of the draft TIP and corresponding air quality conformity determination are posted on the WFRC website at wfrc.org. Members of the public are asked to learn more and comment directly on the proposed TIP projects via an online interactive map. Copies of the proposed documents are also available at WFRC’s office at 41 N Rio Grande St, Suite 103, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has coordinated with WFRC to ensure that the procedures established in UTA’s public involvement policy, including public notice and time established for public review and comment, satisfy public participation requirements identified in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Urbanized Area Formula Program, Section 5307 and other FTA formula funds.
Requests for information, questions, or comments may be directed to Andrea Pearson during business hours at (801) 363-4250 ext. 1100, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail via the address listed above.
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 Andrea Pearson 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 email@example.com. Follow @WasatchFrontRegionalCouncil on Facebook and @WasatchCouncil on Twitter for updates and information.