HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 
  • Help Shape Our Transportation Future by August 4th!
  • TLC Program Report Card Highlights Progress and Community Success
  • Register Now: Move Utah Summit
  • Save the Date: Get Into the River Festival and Events
DRAFT 2019-2024 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Help Shape Our Transportation Future by August 4th!

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Wuthrich, Senior Transportation Engineer and TIP Coordinator, at bwuthrich@wfrc.org or 801-363-4250.
SUPPORTING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN THEIR PLANNING EFFORTS
Transportation and Land Use Connection Program Report Card Highlights Progress and Community Success

The Transportation and Land Use Connection (TLC) program, managed by WFRC and funded through a partnership with Salt Lake County, UDOT, and UTA, is pleased to announce its annual accomplishments via a report card. Produced each year, the report card captures the program's progress and also highlights community initiatives.

The TLC program provides technical assistance to local communities to help them achieve their goals and plan for growth. The program helps communities implement changes to the built environment for a well-functioning transportation system that provides choices to residents to drive, take transit, bike, or walk. This approach is consistent with the Wasatch Choice Vision and helps residents living throughout the region enjoy a high quality of life through enhanced mobility, better air quality, and improved economic opportunities.
ACTIVE, HEALTHY, CONNECTED COMMUNITIES
Register Now: Move Utah Summit

The first annual Move Utah Summit will focus on how to build active, healthy, connected communities through the integration of transportation, land use, and health considerations. How our communities are built has a direct impact on our health and how we get around. The summit will provide unique opportunities for attendees to learn what they can do to make a difference. It will bring together key decision makers in Utah’s transportation and health industries, including local and state elected officials and staff, industry experts, business leaders, and community advocates. As a collaborative partnership with WFRC, UDOT, UTA, Mountainland Association of Governments, Utah Department of Health, and Get Healthy Utah, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

The Move Utah Summit is being held in conjunction with the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) Northwest Region Conference.

Date
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Place
Little America Hotel, 500 Main Street, Salt Lake City
GET INTO THE RIVER FESTIVAL
Save the Date: Families 4 Rooftops Cycling Event and RiverFest 2018

The Get into the River Festival brings together the community, businesses, and local governments to celebrate, restore, explore, and recreate on the Jordan River corridor. The 2018 festival will take place in September and include 30-days of river-focused celebrations and conservation activities hosted by the counties and cities along the Jordan River. Each year, thousands of people turn out to celebrate the many wonderful things the river has to offer, as well as volunteer to help clean up and restore the river to make it a destination for all to enjoy for generations to come. Following are two family-friendly events, occurring on Saturday, September 15, 2018, that we encourage you to attend!
Be a part of this fun-filled family cycling event (all ages and abilities) to raise funds to benefit Family Promise Salt Lake, a nonprofit organization who helps families experiencing homelessness achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Ninety-one percent of the families helped by the program maintain sustainable lifestyles and are free of homelessness.

Cycling events will take place throughout the day and include a 50-, 25-, and 10-mile ride. All rides are scheduled to return at approximately 3:00 pm and enter RiverFest 2018. Additionally, there will be drawings for great prices with your donation, as well as silent auction items.

Date
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Start Times (Suggested Donation) and Registration
To register, click on the links below or text "CYCLINGSL" to 41444. Please note that check in is 30-minutes prior to each ride.

Place
International Peace Gardens, 1040 South 900 West, Salt Lake City
Join the Salt Lake City Corporation, Division of Parks and Public Lands for RiverFest 2018 and celebrate the Jordan River! RiverFest is a FREE and fun event for the entire family and will include the following entertainment and recreational activities.

  • Free roasted corn to the first 400 people
  • Ducky Derby Dash and a chance to win round trip airline tickets from Delta Airlines
  • Canoe rides along the Jordan River
  • Bike taxi rides along the Jordan River Trail
  • Kids’ nature crafts, scavenger hunt, and story time
  • Shaun D. the Hypnotist Show
  • Live music and dance groups
  • Yoga in the park
  • Mud volleyball

Additionally, many community organizations who impact the river will be at the event to educate attendees about how the Jordan River betters our lives, as well as the community, and what can be done to help improve it.

Date
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time
3:00 - 7:00 pm

Place
International Peace Gardens, 1040 South 900 West, Salt Lake City