DEAR TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATES,
We’re pleased with the success of Prop 1 in Carbon, Davis, Duchesne, Grand, Rich, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele and Weber Counties. Prop 1 was a ballot measure in 17 counties that gives cities, counties and transit providers a quarter-cent in sales tax (except on food)—that’s one cent for every four dollars for local transportation.
We’re awaiting official election results from Salt Lake County, which were too close to call on Election Night. The County Clerk plans to release results on November 17. We’re disappointed that residents in Beaver, Box Elder, Juab, Morgan, Uintah and Utah Counties will not benefit from the transportation improvements provided by Prop 1.
The support shown for Prop 1 will pay dividends in the future, not only for the economy of our state, but also for the Utahns who depend on reliable, well-maintained infrastructure.
We are confident that Prop 1 funds will provide communities with relevant, noticeable improvements close to home. We fully expect that government agencies and local governments will be transparent in the use of Prop 1 funds.
For counties that voted in favor, Prop 1 will reach close to home with the transportation options we use and rely on the most. It will address that perpetual pothole on your local street, finish the sidewalk between your house and your children’s school, or add to transit, trails and bike paths so you have more transportation choices.
“While we are ecstatic about the passing of Prop 1 in ten counties we are even more impressed with the conversation about the importance of transportation to our economy and our quality of life across the state,” said Dave Golden, chair of the Utah Transportation Coalition.
Prop 1 is a great step forward for Utah because it’s the first-ever proposal to provide funding for all kinds of transportation—not just roads, but also sidewalks, bike paths, trails, and other options.
Even with such positive outcomes we know our work is not done. The future of Utah’s transportation system is not a sprint, but instead a marathon. We will continue to focus on the priority of an efficient well-rounded transportation system.
The Utah Transportation Coalition will continue to advocate for transportation alongside the hundreds of businesses, city councils and mayors, chambers of commerce and other partners throughout Utah who share our vision towards long term sustainable transportation investment, keeping Utah one of the best places to live, to work and to recreate.
We thank Utahns for recognizing the need for additional local transportation investment with their support for Prop 1.
Utah Transportation Coalition
The Utah Transportation Coalition collaborates with our partners to make smart and sustainable transportation choices and to secure adequate, stable and long term funding to support a high quality of life and economic growth in Utah.
Utah will have a 21st Century transportation system that enables residents to enjoy remarkable life quality and prosperity. Convenience, choice, innovation, safety, efficiency and environmental leadership distinguish Utah’s best-in-the-country transportation system.
Support the rebuild of the Salt Lake City International Airport and development of an aerotropolis concept.
Support vision and development of Mountain Transportation system into Wasatch Front canyons.
Support Uinta Basin energy and transportation Infrastructure.
Secure broad support for funding $11.3 billion in new revenue for the objectives and projects included in the 2040 Unified Transportation Plan.
Support vision of Grand Boulevard entries and exits to Salt Lake City.
Support a renewed federal commitment to transportation funding.
The Utah Transportation Coalition is an established, long-term organization advocating specifically for transportation infrastructure investment. The Coalition provides the voice for responsible transportation investment to keep Utah's economy moving. The Coalition is a strong voice for continued investment in Utah's transportation system and is an advocate for community-led objectives and key projects. We will effectively promote transportation infrastructure and specific initiatives and projects.
David R. Golden, a prominent business leader, is joined by influential community members who support transportation investment.
Provide data and information to support elected and appointed officials in making key funding decisions.
Business leaders are mobilized to fight for the objectives giving the business community a voice on transportation issues.
Several thousand voices have joined the Coalition to provide a louder voice by reaching their elected officials.
A strong communications and educational campaign supports infrastructure in general, as well as specific projects and initiatives.
Advocacy: With vigorous lobbying efforts, the Coalition will ensure long-term success of our objectives.