What is Provo Orem TRIP?
Provo Orem TRIP (Transportation Improvement Project) is a road, transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvement project designed to meet growing transportation needs in Orem and Provo. Community benefits from the project include reducing vehicle trips, supporting the economy and providing transportation choices.
The project is a partnership between the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), Provo, Orem and Utah County.
Orem and Provo continue to grow in population as families expand and want to stay in the communities where they grew up and as employment opportunities and university enrollment increase. As growth continues, more vehicles, traffic and delays can be expected, unless we wisely plan and build a balanced transportation system that provides multiple options to meet the increasing demand.
The project runs from the Orem FrontRunner station, east on University Parkway, around 900 East and 700 North and down University Avenue to the Provo FrontRunner station. The project provides a way for people to connect to two universities, two malls, two LDS temples, the Missionary Training Center, university sporting events and community events such as the July 4th Freedom Festival. Check out our interactive map to view the project area.
Welcome back Utah Valley University students and faculty! As you return to campus, the Provo Orem TRIP construction team would like to remind you that BRT station construction on the UVU campus just east of the Sandhill Drive roundabout will be on-going through fall 2017. Traffic access is opened on Campus Drive and no construction work is planned during the first week of school. Utah Transit Authority bus stops on Campus Drive have been temporarily relocated for the next few weeks to the M26 employee parking lot on the north side of Campus Drive. Some sidewalks have also been closed to accommodate construction. Please do not walk through active work zones and follow the designated pathways through campus. Good luck this year!
Behind the Barrels
Over the last few weeks, the Provo Orem TRIP BRT bus has made its debut at several locations in Utah County and along the Wasatch Front. We asked people what they thought of the bus and the new features it has to offer. The BRT bus is scheduled to appear at several community events where you can climb aboard and take a tour. To learn more about BRT and the project, visit ProvoOremTRIP.com.