CWC Commission Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
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Who is serving on the Preservation Committee?
Chair, Carl Fisher; Vice Chair, Megan Nelson. Open to other Stakeholder Council members and others interested.
Resolution 2021-04: Does the ICLEI study measure greenhouse gas emission of valley, too?
Can we look at GHG emissions of the ski industry too? Airfare and all?
So, are we ignoring this effect of each option on valley air quality and its effect on climate change?
The University of Utah does the same types of measurement of CO2 and other pollutants. Indeed they have been successful working with UTA to have monitors placed on several of their vehicles. Instead of automatically going to an outside "consultant" why doesn't CWC go to local institutions.
The ICLEI folks have developed standard modeling for local government CO2 emissions that are widely accepted. We weren't looking for monitoring or an expanded analysis, just a good sense of relative emissions from different modes. Very short turnaround times. Will keep the U in mind in the future if they can do a comparable analysis.
Revised Enhanced Bus Service Factsheet 2020https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/9234_45_LCC_Alternative_Factsheets_Bus_11_20_2020_FIN.pdf
What is the uncertainty associated with travel time and queue length estimates for the 30th busiest hour?
Reliability is operationalized as variance in time?
What assumption is being made to get to 54 min regarding the weather?
Revised Enhanced Bus Service + Peak Period Shoulder Lane 2020https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/9234_45_LCC_Alternative_Factsheets_Bus_PPSL_11_20_2020_FIN.pdf
Revised Gondola at LCC Park & Ride 2020https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/9234_45_LCC_Alternative_Factsheets_Gondola_11_20_2020_FIN.pdf
Gondola at La Caille 2020https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/9234_45_LCC_Alternative_Factsheets_Gondola_La_Caille_11_20_2020_FIN.pdf
Cog Rail at La Caille 2020https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/9234_45_LCC_Alternative_Factsheets_Cog_Rail_11_20_2020_FIN.pdf
Mobility Hubs: https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/10265_3_LCC_Public_Factsheets_Mobility_Hub_FIN_WEB.pdf
Revised Wasatch Boulevard 2020https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/9234_45_LCC_Alternative_Factsheets_Wasatch_Blvd_11_20_2020_FIN.pdf
Revised Avalanche Mitigation (Snow Sheds) 2020https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/9234_45_LCC_Alternative_Factsheets_Avalanche_Mitigation_11_20_2020_FIN.pdf
Revised Trailhead & Roadside Parking 2020https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/9234_45_LCC_Alternative_Factsheets_Trailhead_11_20_2020_FIN.pdf
Not typical in an EIS, but are you honestly considering the impacts that the alternative infrastructure will have to non-winter recreation and the viewshed or are you more concerned about giving that up to make money for the ski resorts?
Where would the revenue generated by tolling go?
Will the train only serve both Alta and Snowbird? no stops along the way? if so, this idea of removing campsites for the train idea is taking away recreation access for year-round users.
We have concerns about the train being in the riparian corridor and so close to the stream.
Again, where would the revenue from the tolling be spend?
Clearly, the Purpose & Need parameters ignore the majority of (residence to trailhead) carbon contribution for the complete system. Although UDOT covers roadways throughout the state it suggests that impacts are confined to the canyons. It ignores the impacts on valley communities, including transit connectivity, congestion, access equity, and more
Hi - this is Bekee from the Forest Service. Thank you Vince for responding.
Will the impact of a potential northern rail alignment be considered on non-winter impacts? On trails and many climbing areas that are north of 210?
In addition to the area south of the highway being within our Riparian Habitat Conservation Area that Vince described, some of the lands in the lower canyon, south of the hwy, were purchased with Land and Water Conservation Funds which must be avoided by UDOT under 4(f) or 6(f) by FHWA/UDOT. And yes Kim, we will be analyzing the impacts to recreation from all of the alternatives.
Thank you Josh and Vince.
can Josh talk about summer use, and how UDOT views the need to address that with the alternatives?
Real decisions by elected or appointed public officials don't rely solely on matrix to make important decision using taxpayer's money, only consultants.
Will the Stakeholders group be able to rate the matrix before the March 19th CWC Summit meeting?
it was $90,00
Anyone is welcome to use the Evaluation Matrix to help them analyze and consider how they would rate the different alternative transportation options.
The matrix is a tool, not a recommendation or decision.
Thank you John for your partnership and work on important trails issues.
I have converted a UDOT report on the 2/12-18 storm into a short PowerPoint if you are interested in seeing it.
Can the CWC ask for a 95% traffic mitigation option of UDOT
And thank you very much Bekee for your help and participation with the CWC.
They only give a 30% option
This isn’t about removing 30%, it is about adding at least 30% more visitation, which we prove everyday we aren’t able to handle.
If the EIS is looking at a 50-year planning horizon, are the effects of climate change over the next 50 years on snowpack being considered?
So is it about adding 30% to resort receipts?
To try to help while UDOT is answering other questions. The time horizon for UDOT is 2050, 30 years.
But of course the gondola can just add more cars to get to 4,000 people per hour that could get most(80%) of the cars off of the road.
gondola cars that is, not automobiles
So, is UDOT considering the impacts that climate change will have on snowpack over the next 30 (or 50) years? or is that beyond the scope of the EIS?
Kim - https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/lcc-eis-alternative-screening-report-2020-05-21_appendixb/
Good question on climate change that hopefully UDOT can answer. The CWc is evaluating carbon emissions from different modes of transportation.
Cottonwood Hts- City between canyons AND the Valley]
I’ve got to drop off. Thanks.