As the Summit County Council met this week, much of their time was spent discussing transportation issues.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

Utah Department of Transportation

Summit Council Member David Ure says he was happy to see a big turn out at last week's Transportation Forum - with people speaking out, he says,  who knew what they wanted.   More with Rick Brough.

A standing-roon-only crowd showed up at the Richins Services Building for a Tuesday afternoon transportation forum, organized by Summit County and Park City. The attendees got a chance to indicate their preferences on several options, and in public comment, talked about everything from roundabouts to the role of Vail Resorts. Rick Brough has more.

Members of the Summit County Council are concerned about what's happening in the Mountain Accord process.

Talking to his colleagues Wednesday, Council Member Roger Armstrong spurred comments. He said that with time running out, the Accord discussions on transportation aren't getting down to brass tacks. More troubling, he said, Summit County is being treated as an afterthought, and it feels like the tenor of the meetings is tilting against a possible light rail up Parley's Canyon - but in favor of a rail up SAlt Lake's Cottonwood Canyon. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council has a short agenda Wednesday. But they are looking back at the recently-concluded Summit County Fair, and ahead, to the Mountain Accord regional planning program. Rick Brough has more. 

Mountain Accord

Feb 18, 2014

The future of the Wasatch Front and Back is defined by how its economy, transportation, recreation and environment settle into harmony. At least that's how the Mountain Accord sees it. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Ski Utah director Nathan Rafferty has made a couple of trips to Europe this summer looking for transportation solutions for mountain communities. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission at its Tuesday meeting will examine the master transportation plans for Kimball Junction as well as adjacent counties. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

  Summit County is contemplating capital road projects costing up to $152 million in its Transportation Master Plan up to the year 2030. An Important part of paying for that is the Transportation Impact Fee set on new business in the Basin. But some businesses have been disgruntled about paying the fee. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

After a lackluster start, bus service between Park City and Salt Lake has seen a boost in ridership – since the fare was cut and free transfers instituted.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.