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Opinion: The Inland Port Authority prioritizes environmental and human health. It’s my job to ensure it.

June 10, 2024
I joined the Inland Port because I wanted to influence positive change for our planet and our people. I saw an opportunity to reach hearts and change minds, to get involved at the heart of Utah’s growth, the heart of Utah’s future.

Grand Opening of Savage Cedar City, UT Transload Sets Stage for Regional Economic Growth

June 07, 2024
“The Utah Inland Port Authority is dedicated to enhancing Utah’s position in the global supply chain network,” said Ben Hart, executive director for the Utah Inland Port Authority. “The addition of this new Savage transload facility to our logistics capabilities is a key component of our strategy. It demonstrates our commitment to facilitating economic growth while fostering environmental sustainability in transportation.”

UIPA Unveils Cedar City as Home to Utah’s First Union Pacific Focus Site

June 04, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority announced the designation of BZI Innovation Park within the Iron Springs Project Area in Cedar City as part of Union Pacific’s Focus Site program.

UIPA & UDAQ Apply for EPA Clean Ports Program Grants

May 30, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) has submitted applications for two funding competitions under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Ports Program grant opportunity, in collaboration with the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) and Union Pacific.

47G and Partners Champion Project ALTA: Advancing Utah’s Air Mobility Frontier

May 30, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority is excited to collaborate with 47G, the governor’s office, the Utah Department of Transportation and various industry stakeholders to unveil a transformative initiative — Project ALTA (Air Logistics Transportation Alliance). Project ALTA embodies a forward-thinking approach to air mobility, set to revolutionize transportation in Utah by 2034. Strategic Implementation of Advanced Air Mobility Project ALTA


May 28, 2024
In 1946, Savage was founded by a father and a son who wanted to help area business owners shuttle supplies and material from one local destination to another. This was a small operation, using only a single truck for deliveries and relying on good word-of-mouth in the community to drive more business. 78 years later, Savage is a trusted name

Utah Inland Port Authority Unveils Castle Country Project Area to Propel Economic Growth in Carbon and Emery Counties

May 22, 2024
UIPA announced the proposal of the Castle Country Project Area, aimed at transforming Carbon and Emery Counties into a major economic hub. The project, presented for initial review at the UIPA board meeting on May 20, 2024, will undergo a final review for adoption on June 24, 2024. Jenna Draper, Associate Vice President of Regional Project Area Development for Central

Port Authority Announces the Adoption of the West Weber Project Area Plan

May 20, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), in collaboration with Weber County, announced the official adoption of the West Weber Project Area Plan. This development marks a major step forward in sustainable industrial development and economic enhancement for Northern Utah.

Exciting News for Utah: #1 in the Nation!

May 07, 2024
It’s official! U.S. News and World Report has honored Utah with the title of #1 Best State in America. This ranking highlights our state’s dynamic economy, strong financial management, and exceptional quality of life that all Utahns enjoy.

UIPA Approves Key Agreement, Awaits Salt Lake City Council’s Nod for Collaborative Development Initiatives

April 29, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) has approved the amended Interlocal Cooperation Agreement, signaling a pivotal step forward in the ongoing collaboration between UIPA and Salt Lake City Corporation. This amended agreement outlines several key provisions that Salt Lake City will potentially adopt in the coming weeks when their city council convenes.

UIPA’s Open Houses Forge Path for Enhanced Logistics in Utah

April 22, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), working with consulting firms CPCS and WSP, recently concluded a series of open houses in Cedar City and Salt Lake City on April 17 and 18. 

STB Approves Savage Tooele Railyard

April 03, 2024
Exciting news for the Savage Tooele Railyard (STR) as they receive Surface Transportation Board (STB) approval. The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has granted Savage Tooele Railroad Company (STR) the authority to build and operate approximately 11 miles of rail line in Tooele County, Utah, including the rehabilitation of existing track. The STR rail line will connect to Union Pacific Railroad