Mayor Biskupski And SLC Transit Division To Host Transit Open House

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Residents will have the chance to discuss the future of train and bus services in Salt Lake City at a community event Monday.

The Salt Lake City Division of Transportation will host the event at the Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, at 6 p.m. The event is part of the city’s effort to engage the community in the creation of its first Transit Master Plan.

At the event, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will join members of the city’s transportation team and young people from the YouthCity program to walk residents through the new Design Your Transit System tool.

“Our transportation team has done a great job of engaging the public in our effort to build a comprehensive transit master plan,” Biskupski said.

“It’s critical we hear from a wide range of residents in every neighborhood in Salt Lake City, so even if you don’t currently use mass transit on a regular basis, I encourage you to take this survey and make your voice heard.”

The Design Your Transit System tool, found at, builds upon what was learned last summer during a series of 19 outreach events where residents expressed a clear desire for better bus and train service to more areas of the city. The tool will be live until March 25.

Three weeks ago, the city launched a new Design Your Transit System tool, asking participants to prioritize transit investments within a fixed operating budget. The game is designed to gauge residents’ priorities around elements of service such as hours of operation and frequency, as well as investments in new transit infrastructure.

“We have had tremendous response to the digital tool,” said Robin Hutcheson, director of transportation for Salt Lake City.

“In the first week we had over 1,000 residents engage in this transit planning exercise, and we will be utilizing this helpful feedback as we draft our Transit Master Plan.”


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