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Salt Lake City, Utah

Buslash in Salt Lake City

New bus routes planned for Salt Lake City have provoked a vocal political opposition.

June 1, 2022 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, Utah

Opinion: Utah Transportation Bill a Step in the Right Direction

A Utah mayor writes in support of state legislation that tasks state agencies with coordinating major transit projects, citing it as a positive step toward accommodating Utah’s explosive growth.

May 10, 2022 - Deseret News

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

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

Salt Lake City, Utah

Service Redesign Proposed by Utah Transit Authority

The Utah Transit Authority is proposing a new approach to transit service design for the counties on the Wasatch Front, focusing changes on a "core route network" of frequent service.

November 20, 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

Salt Lake City, Utah

Changes at the Transit Agency Formerly Known as the Utah Transit Authority

Among other substantive reforms, Senate Bill 136 changes the name and branding of the Utah Transit Authority.

March 14, 2018 - Fox 13

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A 'Fare-Free-Friday' Is a Rare Thing

The Utah Transit Authority ran a one-time Fare-Free-Friday in December, thanks to sponsorship by the Salt Lake City Council and the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office. Another sponsor will be needed to support any future iterations of Fare-Free-Friday.

January 19, 2018 - KUTV


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

Salt Lake City, Utah

Legislature Wants to Change How Utah Transit Authority Operates

A bill introduced in the Utah State Legislature would curtail the UTA's ability to partner in new transit oriented development projects.

February 13, 2017 - The Salt Lake Tribune


Comparing Bus Fares to Minimum Wage

A bus fare doesn't exist in a vacuum. To understand the true cost of a transit ride, one report compared bus fares to the local minimum wage, revealing Atlanta, Dallas, and Salt Lake City to have the highest fares.

May 17, 2016 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Utah's New Years Day Surprise: Nickel Gas and Diesel Tax Increase

The fuel tax increases in the Beehive State by 4.9 cents on Friday. But don't count on gas prices increasing. Not only are prices dropping due to plummeting crude oil prices, but service station owners may be reluctant to pass on the increase.

December 31, 2015 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Mixed Election Results in Utah on Transportation Sales Tax Proposition

Prop. 1, a quarter-cent sales tax that would benefit public transit in Wasatch Range counties, passed in 10 counties but was defeated in seven, including the populous Salt Lake County where supporters have yet to concede due to the narrow loss.

November 8, 2015 - The Salt Lake Tribune

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