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Archived 2015-2040 RTP
Select Projects and Phase

Identify phasing for projects in the preferred scenario based on needs and financial constraints.

Revenues used to build and maintain transportation infrastructure come from a variety of sources such as user fees, sales tax, state general fund, fuel taxes, and federal funding. These revenues are received annually and transportation projects can only be built as these funds become available. Therefore, all roadway and transit projects in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) must be selected and phased based on need and financial constraints. A project is considered ‘phased’ in the 2015-2040 RTP when the construction start date falls within one of the three phases listed below. As there are more project costs than revenue, some projects are placed into an “unfunded” category. For additional information regarding the financial model used to determine funding availability, visit the “Assess Financial Considerations” page.

  • Phase 1: 2015 to 2024
  • Phase 2: 2025 to 2034
  • Phase 3: 2035 to 2040
  • Needed, but not assumed to be funded by 2040

The phasing criteria and methodology used to select projects and the phase of projects differs slightly by mode. Non-motorized facilities were not refined, ranked, or phased because a constrained funding source for these projects has yet to be identified.

Select projects and phase flow chart (step one: preferred scenario).
Select projects and phase flow chart (step two: project priority).
Select projects and phase flow chart (step three: available funding).

For additional information regarding the RTP, please contact Jory Johner.

WFRC used the following criteria to guide the placement of projects into one of three phases. Projects are measured against the criteria below, based on the mode of transportation, and scored on a scale from one to 100.

Roadway Phasing Critieria

CriterionPossible PointsDetail
Travel Time Reduction25Reduced vehicle hours of delay from traffic congestion.
Access to Opportunity10Access to low income households, multiple-family dwelling units, and/or zero car households is improved and connections to major medical facilities and education centers are improved.
Urban Farm10Supports the Wasatch Choice for 2040 Vision and revitalizes the economy.
Multi-modal10Multiple modes of transportation are considered and coordinated.
Project Readiness10Ready to proceed immediately.
Benefit/Cost Ratio15Considers cost effectiveness of benefits versus total project cost.
Safety10Mitigates safety issues.
Asset Management5Mitigates deficient bridges.
Freight5Enhances freight centers and connections.

Transit Phasing Critieria

CriterionPossible PointsDetail
Ridership20Increases ridership volume and frequency of service.
Air Quality10Eliminates vehicle cold starts.
Community Center Support10Serves significant activity centers.
Linking Disadvantaged Communities and Opportunities10Serves disadvantaged neighborhoods and links to economic and health opportunity centers.
Transit User Congestion Avoidance5Congestion delay avoided by transit users.
Project Area Complete Streets5Improves connectivity to bike facilities and municipal support for first/last mile efforts.
Benefit/Cost30Best use of scarce resources, comparing benefits to project cost.
Project Readiness10Considers the readiness of the city for the project, completeness of plans and preservation of the needed property.
Currently adopted 2015-2040 RTP process graphic.

Header photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation.

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