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  • Prop 1 for Maintaining Streets

    Proposition 1 Utah - 2015 Ballot - Utah Neighborhood
  • Prop 1 for More Sidewalks

    Proposition 1 Utah - 2015 Ballot - Better Sidewalks
  • Prop 1 for More Bike Paths

    Proposition 1 Utah - 2015 Ballot - Better Bike Paths

Better Streets, Sidewalks, Trails and Transit Options for Your Family

Prop 1 Utah will fund things that are close to home—the transportation options you use and need the most. It will fill that nasty pothole on your local street, finish the sidewalk between your house and your children’s school, or add to transit, trails and bike paths so you have more transportation choices. Transportation investment in your city and county means a better quality of life in terms of streets and sidewalks in a good state of repair, a prosperous local economy and good air quality.

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How Prop 1 Benefits You and Your Family

  • Benefit for Drivers

    Prop 1 will help fund street maintenance that saves drivers money in fuel use, tire wear and car maintenance.

  • Benefit for Pedestrians

    Prop 1 will help fund sidewalks and trails to connect our neighborhoods to schools, job centers, shopping and the outdoors.

  • Benefit for Trail Users

    Prop 1 will help fund bike paths and trails, creating safer routes and better connections.

  • Benefit for our Economy

    Voting YES on Prop 1 is a vote for the economy. Transportation provides access to jobs, goods and services.

  • Benefit for Air Quality

    Voting YES on Prop 1 is a vote for better air quality through more transportation options and better transit service.

  • Benefit for Riders

    Voting YES on Prop 1 is a vote to get closer to the transit system riders want and need – especially through more service.

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  • "Transportation is the backbone of our economy. If the economy is doing well, Utah families are doing well – we have good jobs, good incomes, and we all benefit. For this reason, the business community is 100 percent behind Prop 1. "

    –David R. Golden, Chair, Utah Transportation Coalition

  • "Nothing is more important to a strong economy or directly impacts it more than mobility and good transportation infrastructure. If the economy is doing well, Utah families are doing well – we have good jobs, good incomes, and we all benefit. "

    –Lane Beattie, President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber

  • "The local option will provide a substantial piece of the transportation financial puzzle. We, as a business community, support investing today to save taxpayer dollars tomorrow. "

    –Ron Jibson, Chair, Utahns for Responsible Transportation Investments

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ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

WHAT IS PROP 1?

Prop 1 is a ballot measure in 17 counties that gives cities, counties and transit providers a quarter-cent in sales tax (except on food)—that’s one cent for every four dollars for local transportation. Prop 1 helps communities invest in transportation close to home: roads, trails, sidewalks, maintenance, increased bus service and safety features. Prop 1 will help fill the gap in transportation needs in our community. In counties with transit service, 40% of the proceeds will go to cities and towns, 40% to transit and 20% to the county. In counties without public transit, 40% of the sales tax will go to cities and 60% to counties.

CAN MY COUNTY VOTE FOR PROP 1?

Prop 1 is on the ballot in Beaver, Box Elder, Carbon, Davis, Duchesne, Grand, Juab, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Uintah, Utah and Weber Counties. Prop 1 is not on the ballot this year in Cache, Daggett, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, Summit, Wasatch, Washington, or Wayne County.  

HOW MUCH WILL PROP 1 COST ME?

Prop 1 is a quarter-cent in sales tax (except on food) costing the average person about $40 per year. Prop 1 will NOT apply to medical bills, utilities, mortgages, loan payments, fuel, prescription drugs, or food. Doing nothing about local transportation would cost much more. Streets that are in disrepair cost Utah drivers more than $600 each year in added fuel use, tire wear and extra car maintenance (Source: TRIP). Further, every $1 invested in road maintenance today saves up to $25 in costly future repairs.

WHY ARE CITIES ASKING FOR MORE MONEY?

In short, needs at the local level are outpacing funding. Utah’s communities face growing populations, deteriorating roads and mounting maintenance costs. They often have to delay road repairs or use general fund (property and sales tax) money on transportation. That means less money for critical services like public safety and utilities. Cities have invested as much as they can with current resources. Prop 1 gives local communities more control of their own destiny. It also gives voters the opportunity to voice their personal priorities with their votes.

DIDN'T UTAH JUST RAISE THE GAS TAX?

The new gas tax increase is nowhere close to making up for the 47% inflation loss since the tax was last adjusted in 1997. Additionally, the majority of gas tax funds go to large state highways and bridges. The rest that goes to cities and counties is, on average, about 60% short of what is actually needed. And even though Utah is growing, we're also using less gas than ever before with electric, hybrid and high-MPG vehicles. Most cities have a huge maintenance backlog. Meanwhile, citizens are asking for more transit, bike paths and better sidewalks. On the other hand, investment in local transportation leads to taxpayer savings from good maintenance. It also provides for access to jobs, goods and services; good air quality and good quality of life.

WHY DO CITIES AND COUNTIES ONLY RECEIVE 60% OF PROP 1 FUNDING?

Forty percent of Prop 1 funds will go to increased transit service, especially bus routes. That means extended operations on weekdays, early in the morning, late at night and on weekends. This will be a great benefit to riders who depend on transit as a primary means of transportation. Increased transit service also benefits all Utahns by cutting down traffic congestion. Every bus during rush hour represents 40 cars that are not competing with drivers for space on the road. Every FrontRunner train running during rush hour represents another 600 cars not on the road. A good transit system is also good for our air quality and for economic development. plans to increase transit will benefit riders who depend on it as a primary means of transportation.

HOW DO I KNOW PROP 1 WILL GO TO MY LOCAL COMMUNITY'S TRANSPORTATION?

HB 362, the legislation that allows you to vote on Prop 1, has strong accountability measures that mandate by law that cities, counties and transit agencies must report to the state auditor to ensure funds are used appropriately. Prop 1 can only be spent on transportation – roads, maintenance, sidewalks, transit, etc. – not on salaries or overhead. Since the local option will be collected and invested close to home, you’ll see the benefits at work in your community.

HOW LONG WILL PROP 1 LAST?

Prop 1 is a permanent solution to a permanent problem. By 2040 Utah’s population is projected to nearly double and our annual vehicle miles traveled will increase by 80 percent. Growing populations will bring more cars, more road use, more congestion, and more pollution. Prop 1 investments will help local communities keep pace with growing populations and aging infrastructure. Prop 1 helps address the current shortfall in transportation funding as well as provide local municipalities the resources to grow with their populations.


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