Sales tax revenue is supporting goals and programs from Salt Lake City’s 2017 Transit Master Plan. The City and Utah Transit Authority (UTA) are working to 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 connects residents with jobs and affordable housing, improves air quality, creates more walkable communities and adds to the quality of life of all residents and visitors.
In August of 2019, Salt Lake City partnered with UTA to launch 3 enhanced bus routes along 200 South, 900 South and 2100 South in Salt Lake City. This marked the implementation of the first phase of the new Frequent Transit Network (FTN), with 15-minute or better frequency on these bus routes Monday through Saturday, as well as late night service every 30 minutes, Sunday service and a direct east-west connection. While COVID impacted transit ridership, Salt Lake City and UTA are continuing to invest in better transit access citywide. For instance, UTA On Demand launched in Salt Lake City’s Westside neighborhoods in December of 2021. Stay up to date on everything related to transit in Salt Lake City at slc.gov/transit
The budget information below is for fiscal year 2020-2021.
|FY21 Frequent Transit Network (FTN) Bus Routes||COVID has reduced Frequent Transit Network (FTN) service on key bus routes. During this period of uncertainty, the goal is to retain operators so that when ridership increases again, service can resume to normal frequency levels (15-minutes or better, Monday thru Saturday from 5 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday service).||$4,700,000|
|UTA Branding and Outreach||Fund branding and a public outreach process for collaborative projects with UTA.||$100,000|
|Transit Route Improvements||Fund capital improvements associated with the Frequent Transit Network (FTN), including signal upgrades, ADA enhancements, bus stop improvements, first/last mile connections, etc.||$1,067,000|
|Planner & Transit Planner||Continue to fund two staff members, one in the Planning Division and one in the Transportation Division, to manage transit programs and address transit-related zoning issues.||$179,356|
|Project Engineer||Continue to fund position focused on engineering tasks related to transportation and street projects.||$132,153|
|Transportation Engineer||Continue to fund Engineer focused on complete street transformations that combine bond reconstructions with FTN corridor infrastructure.||$120,989|
|Civic Engagement Specialist||Continue to fund Engagement Specialist specifically for Funding Our Future projects.||$76,197|