Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Local Link happening?
What did we learn in the circulation study?
Improved signage and wayfinding
Additional bicycle facilities to improve ridership and safety
Improved street crossing environments for pedestrians
Who is involved in Local Link?
Four cities have teamed up to initiate and carry out this effort: Salt Lake City (Sugar House), South Salt Lake, Millcreek and City of Holladay, and two committees have been formed. First, representatives from multiple planning and transportation agencies are involved in the Local Link Steering Committee (Utah Transit Authority, Utah Department of Transportation, city leaders, etc.). And second, the Local Link Stakeholder Committee is comprised of local residents, business owners, property owners, developers, school administrators and volunteers.
How is Local Link being funded?
Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Millcreek and City of Holladay are contributors and project partners.
Haven’t we studied these things before?
Local Link is building on a foundation of several transportation planning and analysis efforts. However, Local Link is the final planning effort before implementing new solutions to improve travel in and around these four cities.
What happens after Local Link?
While the circulation and transit studies are building upon years of transportation planning and analysis in the area, the Local Link team will provide recommended solutions and an implementation plan for the cities to adopt. The cities intend to make a significant investment in building the recommended solutions in the near future.
What is a transit study?
A transit study is a process for evaluating the costs, benefits and impacts of transportation improvements in an area. A transit study examines a range of routes and transportation types, and it is the first step toward gaining federal funding to implement a project. The outcome of a transit study is final recommendations.
The transit study has four stages:
Development and screening of alternatives
Evaluation of alternatives
Where are we now? Check out our timeline to learn more!