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Salt Lake County

Local Coordinating Councils have prioritized the following with funding from prior FTA grants.

 

What is happening in your region

  • Developing and managing Human Service Transportation Inventory per SCR 8 passed by the State of Utah Legislature and signed by the Governor – 2015 session
  • Travel training
  • Current grant sponsored projects
    • Vehicles
    • Transportation Operational Funding
    • Mobility Management
    • Local Coordinating Councils
  • Shared Vehicle Program
    • In conjunction with Salt Lake County Aging services
      • Providing trips for grocery shopping
  • Enhanced travel training
  • Community Coordination with UTA services
  • Development of a traveler call center to support the regional 1-Click trip planner

Looking Forward 2016-2018

  • Shared Vehicle Program local match – 80% federal 20% local
    • Scaled roll-out
    • Vehicle fleet by end of 2016 - 25
    • Vehicle fleet by 2018 – 100
      • Weber/Davis – 30
      • Salt Lake – 45
      • Utah – 20
      • Tooele - 5
  • Increase of available trips by human service providers by 20%
    • Replacement vehicles for non-profit and government agencies traditionally use the majority of federal grant funds.  Redirection of funding to the shared vehicle program for new vehicle purchases will meet the vehicle needs of these groups and allow them to reinvest their capital funding normally used for their local match into operations. 
  • Real time On Demand Vehicles
    • By 2018 RidePilot and 1-Click upgrades will allow for realtime booking of seats in the UTA shared vehicle fleet and with partners.
    • Allow for cross-agency trip sharing and coordinated reimbursement.
    • State-wide transportation options
  • Voucher Program local match – 50% federal 50% local
    • Scaled roll-out.
    • 2016 Pilot (Weber/Davis)  2017 Expansion to entire region  2018 Increase availability
    • $400,000 annually would result in additional  25,000+ trips
  • Volunteer Driver Toolkit
    • Recruiting, training, management, software, incentives and marketing
    • Enhanced Travel Training
  • Enhanced Travel Training
    • Volunteer Travel Ambassadors

We invite you to attend your Local Coordinating Council meetings to learn more about these projects, funding opportunities, and coordination efforts in your area:

2017 Salt Lake County LCC Meeting Information

Meetings will take place at:

Utah Transit Authority - Coordinated Mobility Management Building

221 West 2100 South

Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Please note that as there is limited parking at our building, take transit when possible.

Meetings will be held on the following days:

February 22, 2017 9am - 10:30am
April 26, 2017 9am - 10:30am
June 28, 2017 9am - 10:30am
August 23, 2017 9am - 10:30am
October 25, 2017 9am - 10:30am
   
Regional Retreat Information:  
November 16, 2017 9am - 4pm
 Additional details TBD  

Mobility Plan

Purpose of Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plans

The below Mobility Plan meets the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) coordination requirements outlined in the June 6, 2014 FTA Circular 9070.1G which is a reissuance of guidance under the 49 U.S.C.5310 grant program. FTA guidance defines the plan as, “locally developed, coordinated public-transit human services transportation plan identifying the trans­portation needs of individuals with disabili­ties, seniors, and people with low incomes; provides strategies for meeting those local needs; and prioritizes transportation ser­vices and projects for funding and imple­mentation” and that the plan be “developed and approved through process that included participation by seniors, individuals with disabilities, representatives of the public, private and nonprofit transportation and hu­man services providers and other members of the public.”

Under direction of these Federal guidelines, UTA’s Coordinated Mobility Department oversees the development of the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plans for three urbanized areas (UZAs): Ogden-Layton, Salt Lake-West Valley, Orem-Provo.  These plans are the result of the collective effort of the Local Coordinating Councils. The Council participants represent transit agencies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, private companies, human service providers, and representa­tives of the public which includes represen­tation from the senior and disability commu­nities, among others. The Councils aims are to define strategies and identify projects that will meet mobility gaps of disadvantaged groups within the UZA areas.

The purpose of these plans is to:

  • Assess available services while identifying current transportation providers,
  • Identify the transportation needs of disadvantaged communities within the county areas,
  • Formulate strategies to address transportation needs,
  • Develop a project-level plan for transportation services.

Planning methodology includes:

  • An extensive Human Service Transportation Provider inventory,
  • Evaluation of current services,
  • Numerous discussion meetings of the Local Coordinating Council,
  • Needs/gaps assessment,
  • Strategy development,

Identification/ranking of projects to meet said needs that are in alignment with said strategies.

Salt Lake County Mobility Plan