Utah

States may look to leaders in regulating electric bicycles

By Brian Lutenegger Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are becoming more popular as more options become available. So far, ten states have updated their laws to reflect this trend and accommodate the technology. An additional 20 states have defined e-bikes but have not fully defined their operation

Utah stepping up multimodal planning and investment under new law

By Chris McCahill Transportation decisionmaking is changing in Utah, thanks to the state’s SB136, which passed earlier this year. The bill garnered attention in part because it reforms the governance of the Utah Transit Authority, but UDOT is also moving forward on other important aspects,

Utah adopts the lowest drunk driving limit in the country

By Rayla Bellis Utah recently approved the nation’s strictest drunk driving standards. Republican Governor Gary Herbert signed legislation on March 23 that will reduce the maximum blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05 percent from the current threshold of .08 percent. The new standard is

Materials from SSTI Community of Practice – October 2014

SSTI’s fall 2014 Community of Practice meeting was held October 8-9, 2014 in Salt Lake City. These gatherings focus on peer-to-peer interaction between CEOs of state departments of transportation. The meetings allow attendees to share ideas and learn from one another’s experiences

Walking and biking form ‘third pillar’ of transportation in Wasatch Front plan

By Chris McCahill In its newly released 25-year Regional Transportation Plan, Utah’s Wasatch Front Regional Council—which controls more than half of available statewide transportation funds—makes active transportation one of its three major transportation pillars, in addition to highways