OLYMPIC "GOLD MEDAL:" TRANSIT AND THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

In 1994, the University of Utah hired a consultant to participate in the development of the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). The consultant's role was originally to evaluate the existing transportation system and develop solutions to mitigate the existing problems, as well as determine how the university could accommodate the anticipated growth while maintaining a sound transportation system in the future. As the LRDP progressed, it became clear that the university's efforts needed to integrate regional efforts to reduce congestion and improve safety. This became increasingly imperative when Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Olympic Games and the University was slated to host several Olympic venues, as well as the Olympic Village. The university has long been an advocate of programs that will reduce traffic, such as regional and local bus service, development of light rail, other transit options, and remote park and ride. The University Planning Staff used the LRDP as a springboard to establish transportation goals that were coordinated with the long-range goals of Salt Lake City, the Utah Department of Transportation, and the Utah Transit Authority. The university retained the consultant beyond the LRDP to assist in the coordination and implementation of these goals. They are presently using the consultant to evaluate projects as they progress and to represent the university during the development of the area light rail system into the campus.

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  • Accession Number: 00770317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication No. CD-006
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 1999 12:00AM