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Park City Is Looking For Locations To Build A New Park And Ride In Quinn's Junction Area

Friday is the last day for interested parties to respond to the request for proposal submitted by Park City. They’re looking for someone to identify a location and work on the final design for the proposed Quinn’s Junction Park and Ride. Melissa Allison has more:

The Park City transportation department wants to look at how to better access the Richardson Flat Park and Ride but to also evaluate building another park and ride to better serve the community including the Kamas, Heber City and Silver Creek commuters.

Planning Director Alfred Knotts says extending service out to the Quinn’s center would do just that.

“When you look at the hospital, you look at the rec facilities, you look at the NAC, Peace House , the health clinic, our affordable housing project is being built so it does warrant transit, right now," Knotts said. "So ultimately we do want to look at serving that on a fixed route basis but also being able to serve the existing park and ride and also the potential for an additional park and ride that would be more accessible off of 248.”

The RFP is for an engineer to identify additional potential sites for a park and ride but also the possibility of providing direct access off of SR-248 to the Richardson Flat parking lot on the east side of I-40.

Knotts said they’re also talking with UDOT about using some of their property which is in between the onramp and on the Frontage Road that runs parallel to I-40.

“Now whether there’s a better site, that’s what we’re going to analyze and see the kind of the opportunities and constraints at different sites and then look at what, if any sites that we want to continue evaluate and do design work on, and then move into the environment and the permitting phase," Knotts said.

The city is also working with Summit County which Knott says, agreed to let Park City take the lead on this project.

Should the council give them the green light, Knotts said they’ll look into using the same federal grants that helped the city build the Richardson Flat lot, the Kimball Junction Transit Center and purchase the electric buses.

The last day to file your RFP is end of business on Friday.

I’m Melissa Allison, KPCW News.