Providing revenue to support the City’s new Transit Master Plan will help the City and its transit partners increase frequency of service to fill gaps in evening, mid-day and weekend service, provide service on new east-west routes and improve the quality of transit stops.
Better transit service will help connect residents with jobs and affordable housing, improve air quality, create more walkable communities and add to the quality of life for all residents and visitors.
Mayor's Recommended Budget
Transit Planning and Program Support
Hire one new full time employee to manage transit programs
Frequent Transit Network (FTN)
Create a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) on key initial routes (2100 S, 900 S, 200 S, and 600 N or 1000 N) to increase transit service to a frequency of 15-minutes or better, Monday thru Saturday from 5 a.m. to midnight, and add new Sunday service. Anticipated implementation- August 2019.
Home to Transit Pilot Program
Provide home-to-transit ride share services to residents living more than 1/4 mile from a high frequency bus or train with frequency of 15-minutes or better.
"Work to Transit" Program
Provide start-up funding for the “Work to Transit” Program to develop a cooperative partnership with businesses in Research Park and the Industrial West Side to provide a shuttle type service to employees, and other first mile/last mile solutions. The budget includes start-up costs only; the program will ultimately be managed and funded by businesses
Transit Pass Analysis and Facilitation
Execute a comprehensive study on best practices for transit pass programs (HIVE Pass) with the goal of increasing the number of transit passes distributed to residents
Frequent Transit Network (FTN) Branding and Outreach
Fund branding and a public outreach process for the development of a high frequency bus network (FTN) that will establish new routes and service areas.
Frequent Transit Network Capital Improvements
Fund capital improvements associated with the proposed Frequent Transit Network (FTN), including signal upgrades, ADA enhancements, bus stop improvements, etc.
Frequent Transit Network Rolling Stock (Buses) Procurement
Fund new leases for busses to be used on the proposed Frequent Transit Network (FTN)
The above figures represent a shortened collection period for fiscal year 2019. Budgets reflect additional revenue only and do not represent total department spending.
During the April 17 City Council public hearing, staff presented a proposal for how transit could use additional funding from the sales tax increase. Click the links below to see the presentations.
During Salt Lake City Council’s first budget briefing on the four critical need areas under Funding Our Future on Tuesday, May 15, Jon Larsen, Transportation Director, explained what roles the City and UTA will have in implementing transit improvements. Mr. Larsen also explained the need to consider transit improvements as a balance between transit system coverage and ridership levels. Click the links below to see the presentations.