Generating Critical Economic Return

Primary 2030 Objective
Communities across the region and state recognize the economic value and positive return on investment that UTA provides statewide.

Success Statement
UTA is an economic engine which positively impacts Utah's statewide economy, benefiting every Utahn.

Currently in 2022
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2020 Report:

  • Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $5 in economic returns.
  • Home values were up to 24% higher near public transportation than in other areas.
  • Every $10 million in capital and operating investment in public transportation yields over $30 million in increased business sales.
  • Every $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates approximately 50,000 jobs.

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