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Commentary A critical need for improved transportation and planning in southwest Salt Lake County

Mar 03, 2019 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Over 160,000 new people, or 70 percent of the entire population growth of Salt Lake County, have made the southwest communities of West Jordan, South Jordan, Riverton, Herriman, Copperton and Bluffdale their home since 2000. About half of the increase is now attributed to move-ins from other states – in large part due to successful recruiting efforts by the state to relocate certain businesses and industries to the region.

With around half of the undeveloped acreage left in the county, t...