Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Utah’s 2011-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that transit projects account for the largest chunk of the proposed expenditures (42 percent). Included in the transit component is $474.5 million in local government funds for a commuter rail line from Salt Lake County to Utah County and $249.39 million for a mid-Jordan light rail project. New road capacity projects follow, accounting for 38 percent of the proposed spending. Road maintenance/minor widening projects make up 14 percent. Bridge maintenance/replacement and projects classified as “other” make up 2 percent each of the planned spending. Bicycle/pedestrian projects and safety projects both account for 1 percent of the STIP funds; bridge capacity expansion projects account for less than 1 percent. The STIP does not identify any road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway). share
Proposed Spending, FY 2011-2014
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$710.40|
|New Road Capacity||$2,006.00|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$6.20|
* Transit total does not include $1.5 million of ARRA funds for transit operating assistance.