Salt Lake City, Utah

'Free Fare February' a Huge Boost for Ridership in Utah

Early returns from Utah Transit Authority's fare-free transit experiment.

February 21, 2022 - TownLift

Hot air balloons rise over Downtown Boise with the State Capitol building visible amidst the high rises.

The 'Mountain Lion' Cities Rising in the U.S. West

An economist identifies the growth in nine U.S. cities—scattered from Utah to Texas, Arizona, Washington, and Idaho—as similar to the economic power generated in parts of Asia.

August 31, 2021 - Full Stack Economics

Ogden, Utah

Transit Capital Investments Planned in Utah

Utah finds itself in a unique situation, with money to spend on expanding transit capacity at a time when many transit agencies are plotting layoffs and service reductions.

December 9, 2020 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Provo Public Transit

Free Buses Are Filling Up in Utah

UTA's Bus Rapid Transit Line is yet to be completed but, by removing fares, the service has quintupled its ridership.

October 3, 2018 - The Salt Lake City Tribune


Provo Bus Will Be Free for Three Years

A federal grant meant to reduce congestion will make bus travel from Provo to Orem free until 2021.

August 14, 2018 - The Salt Lake City Tribune

Silicon Valley

Coastal Cities Setting the Sustainable Development Standard

Although no U.S. region has yet to even get halfway to sustainability goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement, certain U.S. cities are doing better than the rest.

August 14, 2017 - CityLab


Provo-Orem Bus Rapid Transit Project Wins Court Battle

A district judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging local authority to approve an under-construction bus rapid transit project in Utah.

April 5, 2017 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Sharon, Vermont Utopian City Design

A Developer's Plan to Build a Mormon Utopia in Vermont Hits Opposition

Plans drawn up for a new, futuristic 20,000-person community in Sharon, Vermont, based on town plans originally conceived by Church of Latter Day Saints founder Joseph Smith, have hit a roadblock with locals and the church itself.

August 26, 2016 - Inverse

Salt Lake City Trax and Bike

This Transit Authority is a Model of Bike-Friendliness

The Utah Transit Authority wants riders to try biking rather than driving to rail and transit stations, so they are offering $60 in giveaways to people that choose not to do so. Some stations come equipped with air pumps and repair stands.

July 17, 2015 - Deseret News

The "Growing Divide" Between Cities With Kids and Cities Without Them

William Frey with the Brookings Institution explains that 1/3rd of the largest cities in the U.S. have seen significant losses of kids under 15, while babies are booming in the Southwest, Utah and Idaho.

September 14, 2011 - Urban Land

Utah Edges Closer to First BRT System

Officials in Utah have approved plans for a bus rapid transit system between Provo and Orem, which will be the state's first BRT system.

August 16, 2009 - Deseret News

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