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Organization & Governance

UTA is not a state agency under Utah law; it is a local district political subdivision of the State of Utah.  Oversight of UTA is exercised by a 16-member Board of Trustees, the majority of which are appointed by elected officials of the constituent members of the transit district.  UTA’s enabling legislation, the Utah State Legislature determines the number and manner in which board members are appointed.  Board members are appointed to serve four-year terms.

UTA’s board is comprised of five members who are appointed by Salt Lake and Tooele Counties; one member appointed by Salt Lake County; one member appointed by Salt Lake City; two members appointed by Utah County; one member appointed by Davis and Weber counties; one member appointed by the governor; one member appointed by the Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives; one member appointed by the Utah State Senate; one member appointed by the Utah Transportation Commission; and one non-voting member appointed by district member municipalities within the un-annexed counties.