Utah’s Unified Plan is more than a list of projects. Major capacity projects such as new roads and transit lines need to be identified decades in advance in order to preserve the corridor, identify funding, and address regionally significant challenges. Just as important are the other elements of the Unified Plan that include funding for safety, operations, maintenance and preservation, and active transportation.

Maintenence and Preservation

Utah’s current transportation infrastructure represents billions of dollars invested in local and state roads, bridges, rail lines, buses, trails, sidewalks, etc. These important assets must be preserved. While the Plan accounts for the overall cost to maintain these investments, it does not outline them on a project-by-project basis.

Operations

Traffic Operations – Transportation agencies are planning for the next generation of technology. The intended purpose of this program is to make travel safer and more reliable by providing equipment that manages the operation of intersections, provides real-time information so users can make informed trip decisions, and manages traffic flow.

System Operations – These are every-day activities necessary to keep the system functioning and operating safely. These activities include pavement repair, snow removal, mowing, maintenance and operation of signals and signs.

Transit Operations – Utah’s transit agencies use cutting-edge technology to improve real-time transit information about bus and railcar locations, arrival times, routing options and incidents that help riders make trip decisions while on the move. In addition, transit agencies are working to make the customer experience as pleasant as possible by improving signage and wayfinding capabilities, providing safe, comfortable vehicles and station amenities and by providing ongoing training to operators.