Frequent Bus Service In response to COVID, Utah Transit Authority (UTA) reduced service temporarily in April of 2020. But on August 23, 2020 (Change Day), UTA restored 90 percent of service, targeting improvements for those who need the service the most. The Frequent Transit Network, also known as the FTN, bus routes (along 200 South, 900 South, and 2100 South) are all being restored to, or improved beyond, pre-COVID levels! Route 200, State Street North, also will have the same FTN service and frequency. Additionally, during construction season of 2020, Salt Lake City (in partnership with UTA) is making improvements to bus stops across the City, including some along the FTN. Visit slc.gov/transit for more details.
Housing Assistance Salt Lake City has announced $1.1 million dollars in housing stability assistance for rapid re-housing for individuals experiencing homelessness, and rent and mortgage assistance for low-income eligible residents. Learn more by calling 2-1-1 or visiting 211utah.org. There is also the COVID housing resources list here.
Streets Projects Increased streets maintenance is funded by Funding Our Future sales tax revenue. Thanks to everyone that tuned into the Facebook Live virtual open house on Streets Maintenance Projects on July 2nd! Separately, the Funding Our Future bond is allowing the City to focus on street reconstruction projects. Many projects are making progress this summer, like Coatsville Avenue, 700 West, 500 East, and 2000 East. You can also always learn more about Salt Lake City streets projects here.
Salt Lake City Budget On June 16th, Salt Lake City Council approved the 2020-2021 Budget for the City. You can learn more about the budget here and read more about what the City Council has done to address equity in policing here. On June 25th, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, the Salt Lake City Council, and members of the community announced the Commission on Racial Equity in Policing, a new advising body convened to make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on Salt Lake City’s policy, budget, and culture of policing.
Stay engaged with the budget! The Council adopted a resolution for project funding allocations in the Capital Improvement Program, which involves the construction, purchase or renovation of buildings, parks, streets or other physical structures with a useful life of five or more years and cost $50,000 or more. View the final project list here.