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The Community Advocacy Training for Transit (CATT) Initiative is designed to increase community involvement, awareness, and advocacy for transit by holding community-based trainings that discuss items such as the history of transit in Utah, how rules around zoning affect our lives, the role communities, cities, and the state play in transportation policy, and how individuals can play a deciding role in transit-related policy-making. 

In Phase I, UTRU intends to provide training to 15 communities along the Wasatch Front that are currently underserved by transit, either due to low or no access to transit in terms of frequency and/or coverage or because transit in communities isn’t providing maximum economic potential because service, though it exists, doesn’t go to where the people need it to go. These identified communities are:

  • North Ogden – Access Oriented
  • Roy – Access Oriented
  • Clearfield – Access Oriented
  • North Salt Lake – Access Oriented
  • Salt Lake City (Rose Park/Glendale Community) – Economic Oriented
  • Salt Lake City (University of Utah) – Economic Oriented
  • Magna – Economic Oriented
  • Kearns – Economic Oriented
  • Taylorsville – Economic Oriented
  • South Jordan – Access Oriented
  • Draper – Access Oriented
  • Tooele – Access Oriented
  • American Fork – Access Oriented
  • Saratoga Springs – Access Oriented
  • Spanish Fork – Access Oriented

Trainings will be customized to the communities we are presenting in and will be improved and refined as we learn more about what community members need to succeed. As we receive more financial support, UTRU will identify new communities to present to while also providing ongoing trainings to the communities we have worked with in the past.

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UTRU is currently seeking donors for the CATT Initiative. To read the full proposal, click here and, to learn more about donor levels and donor benefits, click here.

To discuss making a contribution to the CATT Initiative and becoming an official sponsor, contact UTRU Executive Director, Curtis Haring, at curtis.haring@utru.org or at 801-891-5507.

Thank you to our CATT Supporters

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