We want to hear from you! The Utah Transit Authority and the City of Provo invite public feedback relative to a proposed pedestrian bridge to serve the Provo Intermodal Hub near 600 South and 100 West. From 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 7th, Provo City officials will answer community questions and discuss possible plans for the bridge at a public open house. The event will be held at the city’s Community Development Office on 330 West 100 South.
The proposed pedestrian bridge is part of a collection of projects dedicated to first and last mile connections to public transit that were awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant being managed by the Utah Transit Authority. In addition to Provo, the partners include the Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), 35 cities, counties and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), as well as the Utah Department of Transportation.
The TIGER grant is providing $20 million toward a portion of the costs for more than 100 projects designed to enhance transit access. Bus stops, bike lanes, trails and pedestrian bridges all are included on the project list.
The $20 million grant for Utah First- and Last-Mile connections was one of the largest awarded in a fiercely competitive process in which more 585 applications totally more than $9 billion worth of projects competed for $500 million in grants.