West Valley City is centrally located within the Salt Lake Valley and features unparalleled interstate, highway, and freight rail access to the Salt Lake City Metropolitan area and the Intermountain West. This means that 85% of Utah’s population has easy access to the city and that goods produced here are easily shipped and distributed anywhere.
#1 Airport for Arrivals & Departures
– Bureau of Transportation Statistics
America's Best Airport
– Travel & Leisure
2nd Best City for Commuters
#8 Best Transportation Infrastructure
– Business Facilities- Gallup
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West Valley City lies a mere 10 minutes from the airport named by Travel and Leisure Magazine as “America’s Best.” Salt lake International is a major hub for Delta with direct flights to many domestic and international destinations. The airport is frequently first in the nation for on-time performance and, despite Utah’s snowy winters, is rarely closed. In fact, the airport has received international awards for excellence in ice and snow removal.
West Valley City’s location in the center of the Salt Lake Valley means getting anywhere from here is as easy as it gets. The I-215 freeway belt route, state highway 201 and Bangerter Highway all run through the city. Both I-15 and I-80 are within five minutes, all providing remarkably easy access to the airport, downtown Salt Lake City and the University of Utah.
As home to a light rail transit line, bus rapid transit line and traditional bus service, West Valley City has one of the best intermodal transit systems in the west. Transit services will soon link to a high-speed commuter rail line.
In close proximity to West Valley is the first location where the three major rail lines leaving Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles all come together, creating an ideal distribution hub between the major western cities and the rest of the nation.
West Valley is also the place for transportation innovations. In addition Utah’s first operating bus rapid transit system, the city is home to Utah’s first continuous flow intersection designed to ease traffic congestion, and to a new frontage road system designed for better access from I-215 to downtown West Valley. The new Mountain View Corridor freeway, trail and transit line is planned to serve the western part of the city, including key industrial and commercial areas.
Forbes Magazine named the Salt Lake Valley the best in the nation for commuters based on travel times, peak delays and green travel options. With easy connections to major freeways, highways and arterial roads, commuting is a breeze.
West Valley City sets the example for green commuting by participating in the annual Clear the Air Challenge. The competition encourages drivers to find alternate ways to travel rather than drive alone, thus saving energy, cleaning up Utah’s air and reducing traffic congestion. During the six-week competition in 2011, Mayor Mike Winder saved 100 miles per week, equated to 1,000 pounds of prevented emissions.