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Transportation Expo on tap in Layton
by MELINDA WILLIAMS
Apr 22, 2014 | 1344 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print

LAYTON — Transportation projects in Davis and Weber counties and funding for them will be highlighted at the 2014 Top of Utah Transportation Expo, Thursday, May 1, at the Weber State University Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd., in Layton.

The expo, open to the public, will feature two sessions.

The first will feature three presentations on transportation funding concerns now and in the future, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Building D2, room 110, according to a Utah Department of Transportation press release.

Speakers for the session will include Robert Grow, of Envision Utah, Natalie Gochnour of the University of Utah and Douglas Larsen, of the Weber Economic Development Partnership.

 The session will focus on the state’s transportation needs over the next 40 years, looking at population growth and the transportation necessities resulting from it and funding to meet all future transportation needs.

From 4-7 p.m. the general Transportation Expo will be held in the ballroom of Building D3, showcasing a variety of displays and exhibits of the major transportation projects of the UDOT, Utah Transit Authority, and county and local governments.Wasatch Front Regional Council’s Transportation Improvement Plan for the next 40 years in Davis and Weber counties will also be on display, the press release said.

Expo attendees will also be able to visit the Car Seat Checkpoint, where Davis County Health Department personnel will determine if a car seat is properly installed; ride the Seat Belt Convincer and experience a 5 mph crash in the Utah Highway Patrol’s mobile demonstration unit; and experience STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program exhibits from local high school science fair winners.

The expo is sponsored by the UDOT Region One, UTA and WFRC with support from Davis and Weber counties, and the Davis and Ogden-Weber chamber of commerce.

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