TRANSPORTATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRANSPORTATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Future Utah transportation revolution: biking, walking? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58313206-90/active-bike-biking-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58313206-90/active-bike-biking-health.html.csp">Future Utah transportation revolution: biking, walking?</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="2014-08-19T22:06:33.39-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As they looked out picture windows at the Salt Lake Valley below to imagine how growth may change it, officials held a summit Tuesday to discuss a possible revolution in transportation to reduce congestion and improve health. What is that novel change? Encouraging more walking and bicycle riding, what officials like to call “active transportation.” “Active transportation can really yield significant economic, environmental and health benefits,” Michael Allegra, president and CEO of the Utah Tran...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58313206@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:06:33 MDT Utah County officials: We need more freeways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58301039-90/transportation-utah-county-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58301039-90/transportation-utah-county-mountain.html.csp">Utah County officials: We need more freeways</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="2014-08-17T11:33:32.988-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lehi • As the Utah Transportation Commission rotates its monthly meetings around the state, it usually takes a few minutes to hear concerns from local officials. That stretched to two hours Friday as a parade of worried northern Utah County officials begged for new freeways and other road projects to handle exploding growth there. “Lehi’s not sick because of our roads. We’re in cardiac arrest,” said Mayor Bert Wilson. His city’s population swelled from 19,000 in 2000 to 55,000 now, attracting ma...</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> 58301039@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:33:32 MDT County investing $800K in bike safety projects http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58300714-78/county-south-west-bike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58300714-78/county-south-west-bike.html.csp">County investing $800K in bike safety projects</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T21:48:11.127-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sixteen projects in eight cities and unincorporated areas will receive $814,500 this year from Salt Lake County to make commuter bicycle routes safer. In addition, the county will spend $300,000 on a bike transportation master plan to coordinate efforts between cities and unincorporated parcels. “Salt Lake County is including cycling as part of the transportation future for our fast-growing metropolitan area,” county Mayor Ben McAdams said at a news conference this week announcing plans to use ...</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> 58300714@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:48:11 MDT Salt Lake City seeks to legalize commercial rideshares like Lyft, Uber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292615-90/companies-council-drivers-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292615-90/companies-council-drivers-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake City seeks to legalize commercial rideshares like Lyft, Uber</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:34:25.646-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The future is here and so the law must change. That’s the sentiment at City Hall as Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and the City Council wrestle with legalizing so-called transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft. Presently, Salt Lake City police are issuing $6,500 tickets — after three warnings — to Uber and Lyft drivers because they do not have commercial licenses that require adherence to city laws regarding such things as passenger safety, service standards and insurance. Alt...</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> 58292615@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:34:25 MDT Op-ed: S.L. County encourages more bikers and more bike safety http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272742-82/county-bike-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272742-82/county-bike-lake-salt.html.csp">Op-ed: S.L. County encourages more bikers and more bike safety</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ben McAdams, Steve DeBry and Sam Granato</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:55:01.657-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A skill most of us mastered when we were 6 years old — riding a bike — is driving the growth of bicycle commuting as a transportation choice in the Salt Lake Valley. As people catch on to the benefits — exercise, cost-savings, better air quality — they’re switching over from four wheels to two. According to the U.S. Census, about 0.6 percent of workers nationally bike to their jobs; Salt Lake City currently has about 2.5 percent who do so (in Provo, it’s 3.1 percent). Here at the county, we’ve i...</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> 58272742@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:55:01 MDT Deal inked for Wi-Fi at World Trade Center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285138-79/center-trade-agreement-commuters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285138-79/center-trade-agreement-commuters.html.csp">Deal inked for Wi-Fi at World Trade Center</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T13:58:02.395-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Officials say commuters and visitors at the World Trade Center will be able to take advantage of free WiFi. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an agreement with Boingo Wireless on Monday. In May, the board authorized the installation of Wi-Fi at the World Trade Center. The multi-year agreement will include complimentary Wi-Fi in the retail areas of the World Trade Center transportation hub, as well as the PATH station. It’s predicted that the transportation hub wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582851382014-08-11T13:58:02.395-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T13:58:02.395-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285138@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:58:02 MDT Poll: No agreement on how to pay for highways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263188-68/percent-roads-federal-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263188-68/percent-roads-federal-pay.html.csp">Poll: No agreement on how to pay for highways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY and JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T10:35:01.658-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Small wonder Congress has kept federal highway and transit programs teetering on the edge of insolvency for years, unable to find a politically acceptable long-term source of funds. The public can’t make up its mind on how to pay for them either. Six in 10 Americans think the economic benefits of good highways, railroads and airports outweigh the cost to taxpayers. Yet there is scant support for some of the most frequently discussed options for paying for construction of new roads o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582631882014-08-05T10:35:01.658-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T10:35:01.658-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263188@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:35:01 MDT Rolly: GOP whispering about post-election tax increase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247534-82/tax-increase-lake-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247534-82/tax-increase-lake-sltrib.html.csp">Rolly: GOP whispering about post-election tax increase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T19:11:12.152-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 07:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">About a dozen Utah legislators recently attended the Salt Lake Valley Conference of Mayors meeting at the new Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, where the discussion (hide your eyes) focused on tax increases. The conference is an informal group of mayors in the valley who routinely get together for lunch to discuss various issues. Many of the mayors in Salt Lake County have been hankering for a revenue enhancement to pay for needed road repairs and expansion as well as mass transit needs. And som...</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> 58247534@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:11:12 MDT How states fared on unemployment benefit claims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194077-79/due-layoffs-states-transportation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194077-79/due-layoffs-states-transportation.html.csp">How states fared on unemployment benefit claims</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T08:51:02.552-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 08:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that recent job gains should continue. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. The less volatile four-week average has slipped to 309,000, the lowest reading since June 2007, about five months before the Great Recession began. Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in applications. The data is for the week that ended July 5, one wee...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581940772014-07-17T08:51:02.552-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T08:51:02.552-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194077@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:51:02 MDT House kicks can down road on road funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188429-68/bill-senate-fund-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188429-68/bill-senate-fund-funding.html.csp">House kicks can down road on road funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Ashley Halsey III </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Juliet Eilperin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:54:01.9-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Faced with the threat that federal money for 117,000 transportation projects would begin to dry up in two weeks, the House on Tuesday approved a nearly $11-billion patch to extend funding through May. The stop-gap fix to avert a crisis imperiling up to 700,000 construction jobs won endorsement from the White House, but the Senate is likely to tinker with it before it reaches President Barack Obama’s desk. The bill, approved by a 367-55 vote, would transfer $9.9 billion from the gen...</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> 58188429@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:54:01 MDT More flights arriving late; complaints are rising http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166012-79/percent-airlines-flights-airways.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166012-79/percent-airlines-flights-airways.html.csp">More flights arriving late; complaints are rising</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising. The Transportation Department said Wednesday that 76.9 percent of flights arrived on time in May, down from 79.6 percent in April and 79.4 percent in May 2013. Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines, which get good weather on many routes, rank best. ExpressJet and Envoy, which fly smaller planes for big airlines, rank last. The government says the largest airlines canceled 1.9 percent of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581660122014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166012@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:44:26 MDT Federal funding fight may not hurt Utah roads initially http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58146036-90/congress-federal-funding-gleason.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58146036-90/congress-federal-funding-gleason.html.csp">Federal funding fight may not hurt Utah roads initially</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="2014-07-05T10:37:17.673-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While the Obama administration warns that many states may need to hit the brakes on highway and transit programs within a month because of gridlock in Congress, Utah officials say such slowdowns won’t hit here as fast. “We’re in a unique position because federal funding is only 20 percent of our total budget,” said John Gleason, spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation. “Some states rely more heavily on federal funding, and those states may face more challenges.” President Barack Obam...</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> 58146036@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:37:17 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 Highway Trust Fund running out of money, Obama warns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139411-68/transportation-federal-states-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139411-68/transportation-federal-states-tax.html.csp">Highway Trust Fund running out of money, Obama warns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T21:44:59.122-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can’t quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials warned Tuesday. States will begin to feel the pain of cutbacks in federal aid as soon as the first week in August — peak summer driving time — if Congress doesn’t act, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a letter to states. That’s because the balance in the federal Highway Trust Fund i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581394112014-07-01T21:44:59.122-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T21:44:59.122-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139411@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:44:59 MDT Imagine biking in Salt Lake City without fear of autos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58108705-90/600-bike-boulevard-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58108705-90/600-bike-boulevard-council.html.csp">Imagine biking in Salt Lake City without fear of autos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T11:33:33.981-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A “Bike Boulevard” is coming to Salt Lake City. Actually, it’s already here, for the most part, but it may have gone unrecognized by some residents and commuters. It’s the quiet, leafy 600 East from South Temple to 2700 South that, according to Salt Lake City transportation officials, handles fewer than 1,500 vehicles per day. Typically these thoroughfares are so quiet that designated bike lanes are not necessary. Still, the transportation department is planning a few changes aimed at making the...</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> 58108705@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:33:33 MDT