Community Relations





The University of Utah’s Community Forum provides an opportunity for campus neighbors and other interested community members to become informed about future campus construction and road projects, their potential impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods and to have an open dialogue with those who are managing the projects. Discussion of additional issues and concerns is welcome. The meetings are open to everyone.

Each Community Forum will be followed several days later by a Traffic & Transportation Meeting where issues and concerns from the Forum will be addressed in more detail in an effort to resolve them.

Next Community Forum:

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 6:30-8 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sixth floor, Moot Courtroom Lobby
383 University Street, Salt Lake City

The May 2016 university forum will be an open house with experts (listed in agenda) available from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to present information and have meaningful discussions with community members.

The College of Law is located on the northeast corner of 400 S. and University Street (1400 East)

Free parking is available in the lot to the east of the law building and the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot. The university will not be enforcing parking during this meeting. We strongly encourage you to use public transportation, if possible. Take the TRAX University Red Line to the Stadium stop or for other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner or click the “Transit” option under “Get Directions” on Google maps.

We welcome your attendance, comments, and participation in the discussion.


Commuter Services – Traffic and Transportation master plan and new shuttle route
Alma Allred, executive director of Commuter Services, University of Utah
Melissa Johnson, director of transportation services for Commuter Services, University of Utah

Research Park updates
Jonathon Bates, director, University Real Estate Administration

Campus construction
John McNary, director of University Campus Planning for Facilities Management

UDOT improvements to safety on campus
Patrick Cowley, traffic operations engineer, UDOT Region Two

Air quality and sustainability efforts
Myron Wilson, deputy chief sustainability officer, University of Utah Sustainability Office
Michael Brehm, manager of Environmental Protection, University Environmental Health and Safety

If you have concerns you would like addressed at this meeting or upcoming meetings, send them to Janelle Hanson.



The campus master transportation plan draft is back from the consultants. The next traffic and transportation meeting will be scheduled soon.

If you have concerns you would like addressed at the meeting, send them to Melissa Johnson.

Questions? Concerns? Feedback?

Contact: Janelle Hanson
University of Utah
Community Relations
75 Fort Douglas Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-587-2128