In close collaboration with Utah's transportation agencies and area communities, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has been leading The Point of the Mountain Transit Study to identify high-capacity transit solutions through The Point from southern Salt Lake County into northern Utah County. The transit alignment currently being considered is called the “Common Ground Segment” and builds off of extensive analysis and robust public feedback. To help inform the study, UTA commissioned a representative survey of area residents.
SURVEY HIGH-LEVEL RESULTS
- Respondents indicated that development in the area must include a comprehensive transportation plan that includes public transportation.
- The majority of respondents are transit users who have ridden UTA within the past year.
- There are perceived barriers to accessing public transit, specifically travel time and proximity to bus stops or train stations.
- Respondents are receptive to riding transit more and are possibly willing to pay more for the system they want.
- Respondents are supportive of using public funds to build a world-class public transportation system that supports growth and development, preserves quality of life, and protects the environment.
- Respondents said that they needed more information about Bus Rapid Transit and light rail before they can accurately compare the study alternatives.
- The public expects open communication and ongoing engagement regarding the project.