The Accord directs us to work toward short and long-term transportation solutions to ensure sustainable and year-round access to the Central Wasatch Range for everyone. Continued reliance on private automobiles is unsustainable. The future, without action, promises more traffic congestion on canyon roads.
Valley to Mountain Phase I Transit Alternatives Analysis
As outlined as an objective of Mountain Accord, Summit County and Park City, along with several other project partners, are conducting a study to evaluate the transportation connections between the Salt Lake Valley and the greater Park City area.
Initially, the study will focus on SR-224 between Kimball Junction and Park City, and will identify and compare the costs, benefits, and impacts of a range of transit alternatives.
The study team invites you to participate in an online open house for the study. The team wants your input regarding the purpose and need of the project as well as the technology options for the project.
You may access the virtual open house and take the survey here. Comments submitted on the website will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Ski Bus Service Changes
Mountain Accord is working with the Utah Transit Authority to make service more frequent and convenient for riders. It is part of multi pronged approach to mitigate traffic congestion and environmental concerns in two of the most popular Wasatch Front recreation area.
“(It’s) improvements to bus service, parking management, getting people to carpool and real-time communication so people can know what’s going on,” Mountain Accord Program Director Laynee Jones said.
The solutions currently under development are to be implemented during the upcoming winter and next, as well as next summer.