TIGER VIII: First/Last Mile Connections: Improving Community Access to Regional Opportunities (ICARO) 

 

TIGER Project Narrative

Appendices: 
Appendix 1: First/Last Mile Strategies Study

Appendix 2: ICARO Project Elements Table

Appendix 3: ICARO Full Benefit-Cost Analysis


Attachments:
Attachment 1: Letters of Support

Attachment 2: Letters of Commitment

Attachment 3: UTA 2020 Strategic Plan

Attachment 4: WFRC Regional Transportation Plan

Attachment 5: MAG General Plan

Attachment 6: Utah Unified Transportation Plan

Proposed Title
Improving Community Access To Regional Opportunities (ICARO)

Location
The project impacts six counties in the greater Salt Lake region: Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Summit counties.

Congressional Districts
This project impacts Utah Congressional Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 (all of Utah's congressional districts).

Project Classification
Urban

Economic Status
123,774 households (approximately 23% of the total area population) in the project area live below the poverty line.

Project Lead
Utah Transit Authority

Project Partners
Utah Department of Transportation, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Mountainland Association of Governments, and the cities of: Pleasant View, Roy, Ogden, West Haven, Bountiful, Clearfield, Layton, Farmington, Woods Cross, Draper, Midvale, Murray, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, Jordan, South Salt Lake City, West Jordan, West Valley City, Provo, Lehi, American Fork, Orem, Summit County, and Tooele.

Project Cost
$87,807,342 million

Committed Funding
$11,428,456 is local funding
$34,881,032 in state funding
$11,980,232 in reallocated federal funding

Funding Request
$28,228,031 million; which results in a 68% local match

Project Description
This regional, data-driven approach addresses first/last mile concerns throughout the Utah Transit Authority's 88 miles of passenger rail and light rail stations, improving transit access in 26 cities around 36 stations.

Project Benefits
Safety: Fills in more than 79 miles of sidewalk, trail, and bike network gaps throughout UTA's system.
Multi-modalism: Is projected to increase UTA ridership by 2% or more, resulting in an approximate increase of 760,000 boardings annually; Encourages system users to get to the station by walking, biking, or taking transit, rather than driving;
Economic Benefits: Helps communities connect planned or existing housing, commercial, and mixed-use developments to local transit stations.