What is being done on the regional level to help me?
Regional Support and Funding
The region’s transportation partners have embarked upon a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive effort to incorporate Complete Streets into our regional plans, policies, funding streams and to facilitate our partner governments and agencies in doing the same.
Complete Streets is led on the technical level a multi-agency Complete Streets Steering Committee and on a policy level by the Active Transportation Committee of the Regional Growth Committee of the Wasatch Front Regional Council
- Wasatch Front Regional Council
- Mountainland Association of Government
- Utah Department of Transportation Headquarters
- Utah Department of Transportation, Region One (Cache, Weber, Davis…..Counties)
- Utah Department of Transportation, Region Two (…..Counties)
- Utah Department of Transportation, Region Three (…..Counties)
- Utah Transit Authority Headquarters
- Utah Transit Authority Mt. Ogden Business Unit (Weber and Davis Counties)
- Utah Transit Authority Salt Lake Business Unit (Salt Lake County)
- Utah Transit Authority Mt. Timp Business Unit (Utah County)
- Weber County
- Davis County
- Salt Lake County
Surface Transportation Program (STP) are a competitive grant administered by WFRC and MAG. Generally speaking, these funds may be used for various projects on existing highways, arterials or collectors including those projects which reduce traffic demand, such as transit capital improvements and ridesharing promotion. Any major highway and transit capacity improvements must be identified in the first phase of the existing Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
Congestion Mitigation/ Air Quality (CMAQ) Program funds are a competitive grant administered by WFRC and MAG. Eligible transportation projects include those in the State Air Quality Implementation Plan [http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Pollutants/ParticulateMatter/PM25/SIPImp/sections.htm ]; public transportation facilities and equipment; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; intersection improvements except through lanes.
MPO Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a competitive grant administered by WFRC and MAG. Generally, these funds can be used for planning, design, and construction of infrastructure related to non-motorized uses. A broad array of project types are eligible to include traffic calming, lighting, safety-related infrastructure, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The Local Planning Resource Program is a competitive grant administered by WFRC. Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Southern Box Elder, Tooele and Weber county communities are eligible to apply for Local Planning Resource Program grants. These grants provide local governments staff time, consulting, or financial grants to achieve their goals while considering the shared, voluntary vision: Wasatch Choice for 2040 www.wasatchchoice2040.com.
For more details access [click here http://wfrc.org/programs/LocalPlanningResourceProgram/Final%20Program%20Guide%2013jan2014.pdf]]
The Safe Sidewalk Program is a competitive grant administered by UDOT for the construction of new sidewalks.
Sidewalk proposals must first meet the following criteria:
- •Located adjacent to a State highway
- •Major construction or reconstruction of the adjacent road is not planned for ten or more years.
- •Located within an urban area or an area where the immediate environment of the project is of an urban nature
- •Significant pedestrian traffic
- •25% local government match (http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:583)
The Safe Routes to School Program is a competitive grant to schools. It is administered by UDOT is to assist and encourage students living within 1.5-2 miles to safely walk or bike to school. The funding is used to construct infrastructure improvements, primarily new sidewalks, but also could potentially be used to install school pavement markings, signage, bicycle parking, etc.
However, due to recent changes with how the Federal SRTS Program is administered, UDOT is currently reviewing the program and its processes, and therefore is not ready to accept any applications at this time. (http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0::::T,V:1388)
Utah’s Transportation Alternatives Program is a competitive grant distributed by UDOT Region. Generally speaking, eligible projects include the following as defined in federal regulation:
- Pedestrian and cyclists facilities
- Non drivers to access daily needs
- compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Conversion of abandoned railroad corridors for trails.
- Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas.
- Community improvements, including [Read More—Under Construction]
- Any Environmental mitigation activity. [Read More—Under Construction]
- Safe Routes to Schools under section 1404 of SAFETEA-LU.
STATE AND REGIONAL POLICIES--WFRC
The Complete Streets Vision, Mission, and Principles were adopted by the Wasatch Front Regional Council in ____ 2013 and constitute the Region’s Complete Streets Policies. These can be found as follows:
STATE AND REGIONAL POLICIES--UDOT
UDOT has adopted an Active Transportation Policy which will further facilitate the consideration of all users’ needs on Utah State Roads. It states that “It is the policy of the Department that the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians, and other Active Transportation users will be routinely considered as an important aspect in the funding, planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Department transportation facilities. Active Transportation needs for a project will be documented within the Project Definition Document process.
This policy applies statewide, to facilities in urban, suburban, and rural settings. All transportation activities that are funded by or through Department and planned, designed, constructed, or maintained on state facilities will adhere to this policy….” For more information on their policy please visit: https://www.udot.utah.gov/main/uconowner.gf?n=10483007294967763
STATE AND REGIONAL POLICIES--UTA
UTA’s policy commits them to consider accommodation of walking, cycling, and transit into all activities conducted by UTA, by it’s contractors, and on its properties.