What is Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)?
Ogden BRT combines the capacity and speed of light rail with the flexibility, lower cost and simplicity of bus. BRT allows riders to get to their destinations quicker than driving due to dedicated bus lanes and signal priority.
What are the major destinations for Ogden BRT?
Ogden BRT connects Northern Utah students, residents and businesses to 13 stations located at FrontRunner, The Junction, Downtown Ogden City, 25th Street, Ogden High School, Harrison Boulevard, Weber State University, Dee Event Center and McKay Dee Hospital.
How often will the BRT busses be available?
Busses will arrive every 10-15 minutes during weekdays or 15-30 minutes on the weekend. Weber State University students will have busses every 5 minutes to travel from the WSU Campus to Student Housing or the Dee Event Center.
How much will the Ogden BRT project cost?
This project will cost $101 million dollars to construct. This includes the cost for 10 electric busses and charging infrastructure 13 stations, road widening, construction of busways on campus, right of way purchases, and utility relocations. Sixty - four percent will be provided through a Federal Grant, and the remaining balance will be funded through local funding.
Who are the major partners involved with Ogden BRT?
The key partners for this project include Utah Transit Authority, Ogden City, Weber County Council of Governments, Weber State University, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah Department of Transportation, and Wasatch Front Regional Council.
Who is designing this project?
Jacobs Engineering, AECOM and WCEC are the key companies involved with the overall design of the Ogden BRT Project. Since 1941, these companies have worked on large and small projects in water, transportation, infrastructure, environment and advanced technologies in over 50 countries. Utah Transit Authority, Ogden City, Weber State University and McKay Dee Hospital have been working collectively design this BRT system. Sixty percent of the design will be completed by March 2020.
Who will handle construction for this project?
Stacy and Witbeck Inc. is the construction company selected for this project. They are a leader in the heavy civil construction industry since 1981. They have over 1000 construction experts that have built over 500 projects. This includes corridor, rail extension, station, street car and viaduct replacement projects in Utah, California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Missouri, Michigan, Colorado and Texas. More info at https://www.stacywitbeck.com/projects/.
How long will construction last?
Construction will begin in the fall of 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2022. To meet this accelerated schedule, construction will occur simultaneous along Harrison Blvd, on the WSU campus and at stations along the alignment. Construction will be phased on Harrison to maintain traffic lanes by constructing new lanes prior to affecting existing lanes. Construction at central campus will be scheduled during school breaks to minimize the disruption to WSU students and classes. Construction of BRT stations will also be phased to minimize disruption to the public.
How will I be notified about detours or delays during construction?
Utah Transit Authority and the Utah Department of Transportation will provide a website (www.rideuta.com/construction), twitter feeds, Facebook page, door to door notifications and email/app notifications to drivers and passengers for weekly updates. The notifications will include maps, alternative routes and tips to help you minimize your delays during construction. Additionally detour signs will be placed throughout the construction area to help drivers find alternative routes.
Will all businesses be open during construction?
All employers will be open for business during the construction. UTA and Project partners will provide signage and other notifications for patrons to indicate that businesses are open. Alternative access to businesses will be provided to ensure all businesses are open during their normal business hours.
When will Ogden BRT begin service?
The plan is to open service for the Ogden BRT for August Change Day 2022. Schedules, community posters and advertising will be used to educate students, residents and businesses on when and how they can use the new BRT system.
How much will the Ogden BRT pass cost me?
Utah Transit Authority, Ogden City and federal organizations are working on getting a three-year grant to subsidize the cost of riding. This means that any Utah resident will be able to RIDE for FREE for THREE years. Weber State University students will be able to continue to ride for free with their ED pass. After the three years all other riders, the standard one-way fare is $2.50 for adults/youth and $1.25 for seniors will be implemented. All these passes can be purchased on the GoRide app at https://www.rideuta.com/Fares-And-Passes/UTA-GoRide-Mobile-Ticketing.
How can I plan my trip on Ogden BRT?
Simply download the TRANSIT app at https://transitapp.com. Then simply type in your destination and the app will tell you where to go to find a station, notify you when to get off, and tell you how to walk, bike or scooter to your final destination.
What is Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)?