5600 West BRT
MVC Transit on 5600 West: Fast Facts
The Mountain View Corridor Transit Project is part of a balanced transportation solution that includes highway, trails and transit to be build in concurrent phases along the west side of Salt Lake County. Here is the project map & schedule:
Phase 1 Project Scope
- 5 miles of center-running, curb-separated guideway
- 6 stations with platforms, canopies, passenger information, and off-board fare collection
- Specialized, branded buses
- Transit signal priority
- Frequent service: 15 minute headways or better during peak hours
- Express operation into downtown Salt Lake City
- Estimated project cost of $100 million
- Right-of-way acquisition for the full 24-mile corridor
Current Project Status
The transit project was analyzed along with the highway and trail segments as part of the Mountain View Corridor Environmental Impact Statement. UTA is now preparing a separate Environmental Assessment that analyzes potential impacts related solely to the Phase 1 transit project. Once the Federal Transit Administration has accepted the document a draft will be made available for public comment.
Early this year, the conceptual design was advanced to approximately a 30% level of detail. In response to comments from West Valley City and Salt Lake County, UTA is exploring the feasibility of design changes that could reduce right-of-way impacts, increase economic development opportunities, better support a “complete streets” philosophy, and respond to other municipal priorities.
UTA is also beginning to work with cities and landowners north and south of the Phase 1 operational segment to identify and preserve right-of-way, and to consider what opportunities and challenges may arise in Phase 2 that we can start planning for today.
WFRC has also allocated STP funds as “seed money” for the project and land for two of the line’s three park-and-ride lots has been acquired. UTA is making ongoing efforts to explore all potential federal and local funding sources to build a complete package.