Thanks to those who participated in the first, second and third Central Corridor Transit Study comment periods. A total of 370 public comments were received and two online public meetings were held throughout this process.
The transit alignments have been narrowed down to one Preferred Alternative. The Preferred Alternative includes a bus rapid transit (BRT) line from Lehi to Provo, similar to the Utah Valley Express (UVX).
Once the study is completed in Nov. 2020, an environmental process will begin and a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document and additional engineering and design will need to be completed prior to construction. No funding or timeline has been identified for construction.
Seven cities in Utah County, in collaboration with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and the Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), have performed a study to evaluate options for faster and more frequent high-capacity transit service between Lehi and Provo. The participating cities are Lehi, American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Lindon, Orem, Vineyard, and Provo.
Transit is a vital part of the broader transportation network needed to accommodate growth and guide planning in Utah County. The study is building on the foundation of previous planning and is one of multiple efforts to enhance transportation and mobility in this area. The study has evaluated ridership, travel times, land use, economics and costs for a range of alternatives which has led to the development of a Preferred Alternative. Public and stakeholder input has been gathered throughout the process and has been a key component to shaping the study.
The desired outcome of the study is the selection of a Preferred Alternative (transit alignment and mode) that can be advanced to further evaluation in environmental study and engineering.