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Curious and concerned Park City community members attended the public hearing for the Utah Department of Transportation’s SR 248 environmental assessment Wednesday. 

Representatives from UDOT peppered the lunchroom at Treasure Mountain Jr. High, talking one-on-one with residents to explain the 1400-page environmental assessment. Poster boards were set up around the room highlighting different parts of the project and the process, and Park City staff and councilmembers were also on hand to field questions throughout the two-hour open house.

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Park City Transit recently ended bus service from the Homestake park-and-ride lot, citing a lack of use by drivers and also a lack of bus drivers to service it—an example of how the low unemployment rate affects Park City. 

Snyderville Planning Commission Chair Malena Stevens has a recap of Tuesday’s meeting. Interim Transporation Director Alfred Knotts and UDOT project manager, Brian Allen talk about the SR 248 Environmental Impact Study, which has completed the 1400 page draft document. Public input will be collected over the next 30 days and a report to the City Council will be made this month. Summit County Health Departments Health Educator, Alyssa Mitchell talks about how dangerous it is to leave children and pets in the car during the summer month.

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The next Fiscal Year 2020 budget presentation to the Park City Council includes a reorganization of the Public Works and Transportation departments. 

Last week’s localized power outage meant the White electric express bus could only charge at the Kimball Junction Transit Center—not at the other end of its route at the Old Town hub. The City is looking to reduce carbon emissions by switching to an all-electric fleet. But what happens if the power goes out? 

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Park City Municipal will be suspending the operation of the Homestake shuttle and lot until winter, at the earliest. 

Park City Transportation Planning Manager Alfred Knotts says the City has noted an average of five cars in the Homestake lot on any given evening, pointing to a lack of use of the park-and-ride and shuttle. Knotts says continuing service there wouldn’t be fiscally or environmentally responsible, and that bus drivers are already spread thin across the transit system.

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Traffic congestion is among the top complaints for Park City residents and commuters; and reducing it is one of the top priorities for the city’s 10-year transportation plan. One way to do that is through the transit system—providing people leave the car at home and ride the bus.

Old Town resident Peter Marth says he hopes Park City someday becomes car-free. He says people won’t head to the transit hubs until traffic causes them to miss five or six powder days in a row.

On today’s program, Park City Transportation Planning Manager Alfred Knotts and Parking Manager Johnny Weston discuss the successes and failures of the first year of the paid parking program. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Community Development Director Anne Laurent have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and the Executive Director MJ Turner  and Director of Operations Matt Brown with the Summit Bike Club have details on the club and the programs that it offers.

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Park City Transportation Planning Manager Alfred Knotts says the city’s 2011 transportation master plan needs a fresh, new look. Enter Park City Forward, an effort by the city to update that master plan by prioritizing projects and strategies that address the needs of a growing community and a desire for eco-conscious transit options. 

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Park City Municipal is having its annual spring projects open house Tuesday. The city hosts two events annually—one in spring, one in fall—to update residents on the projects and initiatives Park City is tackling. 

ON today’s program, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with an update on development projects throughout the county. Conductor Don Miller talks about the concert being performed at St Mary's and Temple Har Shalom. Requiem will be performed by the Park City Interfaith Choir and the Orchestra Esperanza.Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager and Transportation Planning Manager Alfred Knotts have details about Tuesday's Spring Projects Open House.

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Park City commuters experienced bumper-to-bumper traffic during their drives home Tuesday, due to a drop in communication between traffic signals and the Utah Department of Transportation. 

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The mast for the electric bus charging station at the Kimball Junction Transit Center  has been damaged and is unusable for several weeks. 

The damage was reported Wednesday morning and it’s estimated to have happened between 5 and 7 o’clock that morning.

On today’s #LocalNewsHour, KPCW Reporter Emily Means has a weekly update on this year's state legislative session. Project Planner Michael Barille has an update on Woodward Park City - a year round action sports training center now under construction. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Director of Communications Tom Webb has a team update and results from the first weekend of the 2019 World Championships and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen and Transportation Planning Manager Alfred Knotts have with an update on the first weekend of World Championships and a Sundance recap.

On today’s program Park City Resident Becky Yih talks about her life-changing surgery to treat a medical condition, Dystonia. Owner of Land Solutions Planning and Design and a member of the Kimball Junction Blue ribbon committee Pete Gillwald has an update on the committee's work that will be kicked off on February 12th and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen and Transportation Manager Alfred Knotts share an update on how Sundance has gone and how to prepare for the Freestyle and Freeski World Championships that start on Friday.

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