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Benefits and Impacts

WFRC used the following criteria to guide the placement of projects into one of three phases. Projects are measured against the criteria below, based on the mode of transportation, and scored on a scale from 1 to 100.

Highway Phasing Criteria

CriterionPossible PointsDetail
Travel Time Reduction 25 Reduced vehicle hours of delay from traffic congestion
Access to Opportunity 10 Access to low income households, multiple-family dwelling units, and/or zero car households is improved and connections to major medical facilities and education centers is improved
Urban Form 10 Supports the Wasatch Choice for 2040 and revitalizes the economy
Multimodal 10 Multiple modes of transportation are considered and coordinated
Project Readiness 10 Ready to proceed immediately
Benefit/Cost Ratio 15 Considers cost effectiveness of benefits versus total project cost
Safety 10 Mitigates safety issues
Asset Management 5 Mitigates deficient bridges
Freight 5 Enhances freight centers and connections


Transit Phasing Criteria

CriterionPossible PointsDetail
Ridership 20 Increases ridership volume and frequency of service
Air Quality 10 Eliminates vehicle cold starts
Community Center Support 10 Serves significant activity centers
Linking Disadvantaged Communities and Opportunities 10 Serves disadvantaged neighborhoods and links to economic and health opportunity centers
Transit User Congestion Avoidance 5 Congestion delay avoided by transit users
Project Area Complete Streets 5 Improves connectivity to bike facilities and municipal support for first/last mile efforts
Benefit/Cost 30 Best use of scarce resources, comparing benefits to project cost
Project Readiness 10 Considers the readiness of the city for the project, completeness of plans and preservation of the needed property