Monday, October 13, 2008

Draper UTA Meetings

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Dear UTA Subscriber,

The Utah Transit Authority is hosting a public information meeting to discuss the Draper Transit Corridor Project and the results of a screening process used to further study light rail transit alignment alternatives operating throughout Sandy and Draper. The evaluation results presented at this public information meeting will include information on how a preferred alternative was selected and the minimum operable segment that is proposed to be constructed at this time.

Based on input received at a public scoping meeting last December, UTA further evaluated three light rail alignment alternatives based on cost, ridership and other information necessary for a project to receive federal funding. These alternatives included alignments west of I-15, on State Street and the UTA-owned right-of-way. After extensive evaluation, the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) formally adopted the UTA-owned right-of-way as the locally preferred alternative and identified a minimum operable segment extending from 10000 South in Sandy to 12400 South (Pioneer Road) in Draper to be constructed between 2008 and 2015. The area extending from 12400 South to 14600 South along the UTA-owned right-of-way is identified in WFRC's Long Range Transportation Plan to begin construction between 2023 and 2030.

UTA Public Information Meeting

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Skaggs Catholic Center
St.John the Baptist Elementary School
300 East 11800 South
Draper, Utah

This public information meeting is a precursor to a more formal public hearing tentatively scheduled for early 2009 where the Draper Transit Corridor Project's Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be presented for official public comment.

To assure full participation at the meeting, accommodations for effective communication, such as sign language interpreters or printed materials in alternative formats, must be requested at least five (5) working days prior to the date of the scheduled event. Direct requests for accommodations to UTA's ADA Compliance Officer at 801-287-3536 or dial 711 to make a relay call. To request a language interpreter, please call Sarah Loughlin at 801-236-4783.

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