Provo-Orem Bus Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis & Environmental Assessment

Location Utah County, Utah

Owner Utah Transit Authority

Client Utah Transit Authority

  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning/Design
  • Transit Station Planning/Design
  • Bike/Ped Facility Planning/Design
  • Intersection Analysis/Design
  • Highway/Roadway Design
  • Structural Design
  • Interchange Design
  • High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Facility Planning/Design
  • Environmental Assessment
  • FTA Analysis/Study Documentation
  • Traffic/Transportation Analysis
  • Inter-Agency Coordination
  • Stakeholder Facilitation
  • Visualization

Lochner prepared an FTA alternatives analysis, an environmental assessment, and conceptual engineering services for a multimodal project that includes bus rapid transit (BRT) service through Provo and Orem and a new high-occupancy vehicle/toll (HOT) interchange at 800 South and I-15.

The project team members applied unique metrics to measure the person-carrying capacity of the project, which ultimately led to agreement on the proposed solution by Provo and Orem Cities, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, the Utah Transit Authority, the Mountainland Association of Governments, the Utah Department of Transportation, FTA, and FHWA. Lochner also assisted UTA in preparing an FTA 5309 Small Starts application and a TIGER grant application.

The project successfully realized a transit and roadway solution, including an 11-mile BRT project with more than 5 miles of exclusive BRT lanes, through fostering teamwork that allowed each agency to look beyond standard practices to create a truly multimodal project.

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