TRANSPORTATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRANSPORTATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ‘Grand boulevard’ entrances off I-15 on SLC's wish list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407429-90/boulevard-capitol-lines-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407429-90/boulevard-capitol-lines-officials.html.csp">‘Grand boulevard’ entrances off I-15 on SLC's wish list</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="2014-09-14T19:04:50.028-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a bus carrying the Salt Lake City Council and the Utah Transportation Commission exited Interstate 15 on the long 600 South viaduct, city leaders asked state officials to describe what visitors see at that main gateway into the state capital. “Billboards,” yelled out one. “Power lines, lots of power lines,” said another. “Railroad tracks.” They counted aloud seven crowded lanes of one-way traffic into a light industrial area. City Council Chairman Charlie Luke said the city’s other freeway en...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58407429@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:04:50 MDT New, out-of-ordinary I-15 corridor study coming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406770-90/aggressive-front-metering-roads.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406770-90/aggressive-front-metering-roads.html.csp">New, out-of-ordinary I-15 corridor study coming</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="2014-09-12T22:46:03.269-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State officials are launching a new study about how to handle burgeoning traffic along the Wasatch Front’s Interstate 15 corridor — but it will be quite different than old studies that looked mostly at adding new roads or widening old ones. This study will also look at reducing traffic by better coordinating with the area’s mass transit, biking and walking — and even changing land-development patterns to put more people near transit stations or to make neighborhoods more walkable. It will also ...</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> 58406770@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:46:03 MDT Sugar House Streetcar ignites broader transportation debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58374037-90/council-lake-plan-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58374037-90/council-lake-plan-salt.html.csp">Sugar House Streetcar ignites broader transportation debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T10:52:42.593-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This streetcar could be named Discord. Set against a landscape of numerous transportation challenges, a proposal to spend another $15 million on the Sugar House Streetcar boiled over in frustration last week at the Salt Lake City Council. The $37 million S-Line that opened to fanfare last December in Salt Lake City has been an under-performer, garnering about one-third the projected ridership. It runs from the TRAX Central Pointe Station at 200 West and 2100 South to 2250 S. McClelland St. (105...</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> 58374037@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:52:42 MDT Trib Talk: Rough road for Salt Lake City transportation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58370481-231/tribtalk-sltrib-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58370481-231/tribtalk-sltrib-lake-salt.html.csp">Trib Talk: Rough road for Salt Lake City transportation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T14:23:22.287-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Between Sugar House Streetcar funding, confusing bike lanes on 300 South and bus service cutbacks, transportation is becoming an increasingly contentious issue in Salt Lake City. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Salt Lake City Council Chair Charlie Luke, Salt Lake City Transportation director Robin Hutcheson and Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about getting around Salt Lake and the rough policy road ahead. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can ...</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> 58370481@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:23:22 MDT U.S. rejects Norwegian Air bid for flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365969-79/norwegian-airline-carrier-flights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365969-79/norwegian-airline-carrier-flights.html.csp">U.S. rejects Norwegian Air bid for flights</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="2014-09-02T17:06:02.044-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service. The Transportation Department turned down a request by Norwegian Air International that would have allowed the carrier to offer new service between London’s Gatwick Airport and New York, Orlando, F...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583659692014-09-02T17:06:02.044-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T17:06:02.044-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365969@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:06:02 MDT 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