Design Your Transit System

Thank you for visiting the transit tool!

Community participation in this process has been quite significant, with over 1,400 users submitting their ideal transit system. The tool is now closed, and results are being analyzed to inform the draft Salt Lake City Transit Master Plan. The community can, however, continue to provide comments and ask questions through the project website and in community meetings. The tool will be available through the end of June for those who would like to explore different transit system scenarios.

Here's how to participate

This tool is closed, but you are welcome to explore different transit system scenarios through the end of the project.

  • TASK 1: Where and when will your transit system operate? YOU HAVE $100 TO SPEND ON THIS TASK. Your spending is calculated based on how much area your system covers, how often service runs, and the days you would like transit to operate. You should experiment with different combinations to see the benefits, but be careful; if you overspend your budget, you’ll have to go back and change your selections.
    • A: First, decide where you want service to operate.
    • B: Then, choose how often you want service to operate on weekdays.
    • C: What other times would you like transit to operate?
  • TASK 2: What is your long-term investment strategy? Decide what you will build.
  • TASK 3: What other improvements will you invest in to make transit more accessible?
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TASK 1A: First, select where you want transit service to operate.

Note: Benefits and costs will not start to calculate until you complete TASK 1B.
You will provide transit service to and within Utah’s two largest job centers: Downtown Salt Lake City and the University of Utah
You will provide transit service that connects growing neighborhoods and planned growth areas that will have high concentrations of housing and jobs, e.g. Central City, North Temple, and Sugar House
You will provide transit service that focuses on neighborhoods that are more likely to use transit (e.g. higher concentrations of car free households, low-income households, youth, seniors, or people with disabilities)
You will provide transit service to ALL neighborhoods in Salt Lake City regardless of the likelihood that residents will ride
You will provide transit service to industrial employment areas in Salt Lake City west of Redwood Road
You will provide transit service to the Salt Lake City Airport that provides excellent access from many parts of Salt Lake City

TASK 1B: Next, select how often you want service to operate on weekdays.

Note: How often service runs will directly impact your budget based on your selections in TASK 1A.
Your transit service will operate approximately every 5-10 minutes from the morning commute through midday and evening commute
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Your transit service will operate approximately every 15 minutes from morning commute through midday and evening commute
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Your transit service will operate approximately every 30-60 minutes from morning commute through midday and evening commute
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TASK 1C: Select other times you'd like more transit service to operate

You will provide transit service until midnight
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You will provide more frequent service on Saturdays
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You will provide more frequent service on Sundays
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$ - $$ = Minimal operational expense

$$$ - $$$$ = Moderate operational expense

$$$$$ - $$$$$$ = Significant operational expense

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Your Overall Benefits

Your Total Costs

Maximum is 100
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Now we'd like to know how you will invest in transit capital improvements which are one-time infrastructure costs, e.g. building a TRAX line, streetcar project, or bus-only lanes. For this task, there is no theoretical budget, rather we ask that you simply tell us what is important to you.

TASK 2: Select Your Capital Investment Strategy: What approach will you take to long-term investments in your transit system?

(Choose 1 investment strategy OR choose the last option to decrease investment).
You will continue to make incremental improvements to help existing bus and rail services operate faster and more reliably
You will invest more in infrastructure that makes buses faster and more attractive to ride, including new infrastructure
You will invest in more local streetcar, TRAX light rail, and FrontRunner commuter rail projects
You will invest more in infrastructure that makes buses faster and more attractive to ride and invest in more local streetcar, TRAX and FrontRunner projects
You will only invest in projects that are needed to maintain the existing transit system

TASK 3: What other improvements will you invest in (choose 1)?

You will invest in improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities to help passengers travel safely and comfortably to transit stops and stations, e.g., more bike lanes, urban trails, sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike share stations
You will invest in improved real time arrival information that tells passengers exactly when the next bus will arrive (via smart phone devices, on the web, and from signs at stops
You will invest in improved lighting, comfortable seating, and weather protected stops to make waiting for transit more inviting

Your Overall Benefits