HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 
  • Transportation Improvement Program Released for Public Comment
  • WFRC Recognized as the Salt Lake Chamber's "Partner of the Year"
  • WFRC Named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business
  • Participate in an Economic Development Survey
DRAFT 2019 - 2024
Transportation Improvement Program Released for Public Comment

Help shape our transportation future. Learn more and provide input at wfrc.org/tip .

The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) invites you to provide input on the Draft 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP identifies investments in road, transit, bike, and pedestrian infrastructure that are needed in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Tooele, Morgan, and Box Elder counties. The Draft 2019-2024 TIP helps to meet current transportation needs while simultaneously addressing critical future priorities throughout the region. Proposed projects in the Draft 2019-2024 TIP represent approximately $4 billion in priority investments to provide transportation choices and keep Utahns moving across the region.

In close collaboration with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Utah Transit Authority (UTA), and cities and counties across the Wasatch Front, the TIP is updated every year and identifies projects funded with federal, state, and local resources for the next six years. Major capacity projects in the TIP are selected from Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan . Utah’s transportation agencies work together to develop Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan in which in-depth analysis and careful planning are used to identify and prioritize projects for the coming decades.

For a complete list of projects, visit wfrc.org/tip to learn more and comment on the proposed projects via a public comment layer on WFRC’s online interactive map . The public comment period on the Draft 2019-2024 TIP runs through Saturday, August 4.

Representatives will be available to answer questions about the TIP projects at two in-person open houses held on Tuesday, July 10, at the Ogden Intermodal Center at 2350 Wall Avenue in Ogden and Thursday, July 12, at the Salt Lake Central Station at 250 South 600 West in Salt Lake City. Both events will run from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Wuthrich, Senior Transportation Engineer and TIP Coordinator, at bwuthrich@wfrc.org or 801-363-4250.
UTAH'S BUSINESS LEADER
WFRC Recognized as the Salt Lake Chamber's "Partner of the Year"

In May of 2018, the Salt Lake Chamber awarded WFRC with the 38-15-1 Partner of the Year Award. This award is given to organizations who demonstrate leadership and partnership, and work proactively with the Salt Lake Chamber to advance key business priorities. 38-15-1 represents the necessary votes in the 75-member Utah House of Representatives, 29-member Utah State Senate, and support of the Governor of Utah required to enact legislation.

WFRC works closely with the Salt Lake Chamber and other private-sector organizations and businesses, in addition to its public-sector partners and members, to promote good mobility, clean air, a strong economy, and a high-quality of life, now and for generations to come.
LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
WFRC Named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business

WFRC is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB)! 

WFRC joins a cutting-edge group of over 1,100 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
 
“As we celebrate National Bike Month and the tenth year of the Bicycle Friendly Business program, the League of American Bicyclists is honored to recognize our latest Bicycle Friendly Businesses,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these workplaces, including the Wasatch Front Regional Council, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, their commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.
HELP SHAPE OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUTURE
Participate in an Economic Development Survey

The Wasatch Front Economic Development District (WFEDD) furthers regional economic development activities through coordination of longer-term planning activities, collaboration and partnerships, and the development and implementation of the Wasatch Front region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS analyzes the region’s economic conditions, including strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges, and is revised every five years, as required by the US Economic Development Administration. Additionally, it is part of our region's broader Wasatch Choice 2050 Vision for growth and development. The WFEDD works closely with public and private sector economic development organizations and stakeholders.

In an effort to better understand the region's economic development goals and needs, as well as update the CEDS, the WFEDD requests your participation in a brief online survey. The survey is open to all and completion of the survey is requested by July 10,2018. Please forward the survey to others who you think may also be interested.

Please feel free to reach out to  Scott Hess, our new Community and Economic Development Director or  LaNiece Davenport, Government Relations Manager, with any questions.