CENTERVILLE – Centerville residents concerned with transportation issues in the city may attend an open house on Feb. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at Centerville City Hall and subsequent presentations by transportation agencies during the city council meeting at 7 p.m.
The presentations are held in conjunction with the Davis-Salt Lake City Community Connector Transit Study.
Representatives of UTA will address what is proposed for mass transit in Centerville, including along Main Street. Currently, only extended bus service is being considered for Main Street, City Manager Steve Thacker said.
Centerville City representatives will also answer questions about the Main and Parrish Intersection Project, which will be put out to bid in February.
Representatives from the Utah Department of Transportation and Wasatch Front Regional Council will talk about the I-15 Express Lane Project, the function of WFRC and the Regional Transportation Plan.
The issue of possible light rail on Main Street has been a topic of debate within the city for several years.
The previous city council agreed someone from UTA or WFRC should be invited to a meeting to explain what the Regional Tranportation Plan says about mass transit in Centerville and to answer questions, Thacker said. They felt that meeting should be held after the new council was seated.
“The overall purpose is to give our elected officials and residents the most reliable information we can get on the subject by hearing it from representatives of these agencies,” Thacker said. “In doing so, any community discussion that occurs thereafter on the subject of mass transit will be based on this commonly understood foundation of factual information.”