TRAFFIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRAFFIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Small acts restore this mother’s hope http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215608-82/acts-hope-traffic-awesome.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215608-82/acts-hope-traffic-awesome.html.csp">Letter: Small acts restore this mother’s hope</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.963-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s easy to find reasons to vent, and there are days I feel like the world is against me and I want to do it, too. You know the posts that go like this: “Dear man at the traffic light who cut me off ... ” But in the past week, I’m reminded that people are generally good and that we’re all in this together. A clerk at Old Navy got down on her knees to comfort my little girl after she walked straight into a pillar, and a man stopped traffic and waved my awesome, tentative teenage driver into a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215608@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Road projects may delay Pioneer Day traveling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207407-90/udot-delays-lane-lanes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207407-90/udot-delays-lane-lanes.html.csp">Road projects may delay Pioneer Day traveling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:10:44.705-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some road work that has narrowed key freeways around the state could lead to delays over the upcoming July 24 holiday weekend. While actual road work will be suspended over the long weekend, the Utah Department of Transportation is urging travelers to allow extra travel time for expected heavy traffic on Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon. Following is a list of some key restrictions: Interstate 80 in Summit County • It has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Wanship and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207407@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:10:44 MDT University of Utah study: TRAX reduces car traffic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58147365-90/400-500-corridor-development.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58147365-90/400-500-corridor-development.html.csp">University of Utah study: TRAX reduces car traffic</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T21:56:25.885-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new University of Utah study shows, for the first time, that adding a light rail line along a busy street in a growing area may not merely hold down future traffic growth, but can even reduce volume to below initial levels over time. The study looked at effects of TRAX on 400 and 500 South in Salt Lake City, and “is the first study to document important effects of light rail transit on traffic volumes,” said Reid Ewing, a professor of civil and metropolitan planning and lead author. “Since th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147365@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:56:25 MDT Rendell & Dow: Stuck in traffic? Blame a gridlocked Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146263-82/traffic-american-average-stuck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146263-82/traffic-american-average-stuck.html.csp">Rendell & Dow: Stuck in traffic? Blame a gridlocked Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ed Rendell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Roger Dow</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:48:34.94-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">America’s chock-a-block with landmarks, beaches, and mountains — if you can reach them. If you’re traveling this weekend, you’ll inevitably face mind-numbing congestion, flight delays and rail interruptions. And our headaches are going to get dramatically worse if Congress doesn’t tackle infrastructure modernization. The Highway Trust Fund — which pays for our nation’s roads, bridges and highways — is about to run out of money. Here’s why: The Trust is funded by the federal gas tax, set at 18.4 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146263@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:48:34 MDT Letter: UTA should add, not cut, holiday service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138566-82/service-uta-holidays-add.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138566-82/service-uta-holidays-add.html.csp">Letter: UTA should add, not cut, holiday service</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:12:02.871-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">UTA service should not halt all service on holidays such as Independence Day, Labor Day, and Memorial Day, which are associated with increased drinking. It makes no sense to not offer this basic alternative to driving. The Denver area even offers expanded and free service on New Years Eve. The only other option for people coming in from afar are cabs, which are expensive and few and far between. Offering transit services would go a long way to encourage people to be safe and responsible. The S-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138566@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:12:02 MDT I-15 to close at Brigham City Tuesday night http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58103783-90/traffic-brigham-scheduled-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58103783-90/traffic-brigham-scheduled-tuesday.html.csp">I-15 to close at Brigham City Tuesday night</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T08:44:09.555-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Crews plan to close Interstate 15 at Brigham City overnight late Tuesday for bridge work as part of rebuilding the interchange at 1100 South (U.S. 91). The Utah Department of Transportation says the closure is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Southbound traffic is scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, and northbound traffic is scheduled to reopen at 2 p.m. I-15 traffic will be directed through on- and off-ramps at the site. Southbound traffic originating in Cache Valley may use U.S. 8...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103783@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:44:09 MDT Construction projects to cause highway delays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58032818-90/lane-reduced-scheduled-wanship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58032818-90/lane-reduced-scheduled-wanship.html.csp">Construction projects to cause highway delays</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T21:44:05.724-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Construction projects could bring new, significant delays along several Utah highways in coming days. The Utah Department of Transportation says that includes reducing Interstate 80 to one lane at times in Salt Lake City, near Wanship and near Tooele, and also reducing US-91 near the Idaho border to one lane. • I-80 in eastern Salt Lake City: Lane restrictions are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights for bridge paving on I-80 near 2000 East. On Friday night, westbound I-80 is scheduled to be r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032818@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:44:05 MDT How bad is Salt Lake traffic? Not that bad, says study http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58028106-90/percent-congestion-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58028106-90/percent-congestion-lake-salt.html.csp">How bad is Salt Lake traffic? Not that bad, says study</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T21:28:16.565-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new study says traffic congestion in the Salt Lake City area isn’t all that bad compared with other large metro areas in the Americas. It ranks 48th among 63 metro areas with at least 800,000 residents, according to a worldwide study released Wednesday by TomTom, a company that sells in-car electronics that guide drivers from point to point while suggesting routes to avoid current congestion. Still, Salt Lake City area motorists are delayed 16 minutes for every hour they drive during peak comm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58028106@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:28:16 MDT Officer’s demise causes deep problems for Arpaio http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58019366-68/arpaio-armendariz-deputy-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58019366-68/arpaio-armendariz-deputy-case.html.csp">Officer’s demise causes deep problems for Arpaio</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACQUES BILLEAUD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T22:35:09.982-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • When sheriff’s deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind a house full of questions. Among the items at his house were a stash of drugs, evidence bags from old cases, hundreds of fake IDs and thousands of his video-recorded traffic stops that were withheld in a racial-profiling case against his boss, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Now, the quest for answers has raised the possibility that a yet-to-be-determined number of his cases could be thrown out and has re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580193662014-06-02T22:35:09.982-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-02T22:35:09.982-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58019366@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:35:09 MDT Crash kills 1 on NB I-215 east http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57994069-78/procter-traffic-215-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57994069-78/procter-traffic-215-crash.html.csp">Crash kills 1 on NB I-215 east</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T21:59:44.935-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A woman died Tuesday afternoon after her car rolled on Interstate 215 as she approached a traffic jam near Holladay. Traffic was backed up near 4100 South due to two previous crashes when 50-year-old Kirsten K. Procter was driving a Lincoln Navigator north about 1:45 p.m., according to a Utah Highway Patrol press statement. Procter entered the traffic jam and overcorrected to the right, causing the Navigator to roll, troopers wrote. Procter died from her injuries, troopers wrote. Two dogs in th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57994069@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 21:59:44 MDT