Transportation Archive

Utah Distracted Drivers, Beware: Mobile Device Laws Tightened

(KCPW News) Amendments to Utah’s distracted driving laws became effective on Tuesday this week. The new laws specify that drivers cannot operate their

SLC Council Looks for Ways to Act on Air Quality Woes

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature saw a renewed focus on air quality bills this year, but results were mixed. While Governor Gary

UTA to Open New Streetcar

(KCPW News) The new S-Line Streetcar opens in Salt Lake City this weekend. Public celebrations and a food drive are planned to

SLC Council Agrees on New Transportation Plan for Sugar House

(KCPW News) The Sugar House neighborhood took another step forward this week in its ongoing overhaul. On Tuesday, the Salt Lake City

SLC Mayor Announces Resident Transit Pass Proposal

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced a new transit pass program for city residents on Friday. The proposed program

Transportation Secretary Praises New TRAX Line to Draper

(KCPW News) Federal and local officials met in Draper on Friday to celebrate the completion of a new light rail line there.

Hands-Free Technology Adds to Distracted Driving Woes

(KCPW News) A new study by a University of Utah researcher shows that using voice-activated software while driving is dangerous. KCPW’s Roger

City Council Chooses 1100 East for Sugarhouse Streetcar

(KCPW News) Last week, the Salt Lake City Council endorsed the 1100 East alignment for the second phase of the Sugar House

Environmental and Community Groups Object to Highway Proposal

(KCPW News) A coalition of environmental and community organizations are asking the Utah Department of Transportation to reevaluate their proposal for the

County Releases Results of Canyon Transportation Studies

More parking, mass transportation, bike lanes and advance traffic warning signs are all recommendations stemming from the results of three canyon transportation

Salt Lake City Wins Government Technology Award

Salt Lake City is receiving national recognition for its use of technology in government, taking first place in a national survey conducted

UDOT Opens All Lanes of I-15 Core Project

Commuters got the green light from UDOT yesterday to begin using all lanes of the I-15 Core.

Airport TRAX Line to Open Ahead of Schedule

Those looking for easier transportation to the Salt Lake City International Airport can look forward to riding TRAX sooner than originally planned.

UTA Proposing Changes to Long Distance Routes

With the new Frontrunner South line from Provo to Salt Lake City nearing completion, Utah Transit Authority officials are working on a

West Valley Introduces Promenade to City Residents

West Valley City officials today unveiled the recently completed Promenade at Fairbourne Station, the community’s new park and public walkway.

County Releases Map of Popular Recreation Trail

Recreating along the Jordan River Parkway Trail will be easier now that a map of the trail has been made available.

City Council to Discuss Guidelines for Historic District Designations

What features make a neighborhood a local historical district? The Salt Lake City Council will attempt to answer that question today.

City Develops New Bikeway System

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City will soon be getting a little more cyclist-friendly. Joining New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Portland, the

U of U Seeks Participants for Study on North Temple Upgrades

Residents and business owners in the area surrounding Salt Lake City’s North Temple street continue to endure heavy construction as the thoroughfare

City Expands “SmartTrips” to Rose Park, Wasatch Hollow Neighborhoods

Salt Lake City is expanding a program aimed at increasing use of alternative transportation and making residents more confident in it. Sustainability

Lawmakers Hear Proposal to Ban Distracted Walking at Rail Crossings

Utah lawmakers heard a proposal by the Utah Transit Authority yesterday to outlaw distractions for pedestrians who are crossing railroad tracks. UTA

Traffic Fatalities Up in 2012

As Utahns hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend, the Utah Department of Transportation is alarmed about the number of traffic

SLC Launches Bike Website

Bicyclists in Salt Lake City have a new tool to help them explore where and how to ride. This morning, the city

UDOT Employee Gets New Job, Reimbursement for Legal Fees

A new job title is in store for Denice Graham, the Utah Department of Transportation’s former Civil Rights Manager who was wrongfully

City Council Signs Off on Green Space for Sugar House Streetcar

The Sugar House streetcar line stretching from the heart of the Salt Lake City neighborhood to the TRAX station on 2100 South

Three Downtown TRAX Stops to Close Temporarily

Three downtown TRAX stops will close for two-and-a-half weeks beginning Saturday as Utah Transit Authority workers connect the Airport TRAX line to

Salt Lake County Looks for Transportation Solutions in Mill Creek Canyon

Salt Lake County is asking for the public’s advice on transportation issues in Mill Creek Canyon at an open house today.

Provo to SLC Frontrunner Line to Open in December

With construction on the line more than 90 percent complete, the Utah Transit Authority has announced December 10th of this year as

Duchesne, Salt Lake Counties Among Worst for Driver Safety

Have you ever wondered where the worst drivers are in Utah? The Utah Department of Public Safety has released a study that

Dry Weather Helps I-15 CORE Project

While this winter’s mild weather hasn’t been kind to skiers, it’s definitely helping out Utah’s largest transportation project. Utah Department of Transportation