Organization & Governance
UTA is not a state agency; it is a political subdivision of the State of Utah. Oversight of UTA is exercised by a 15-member Board of Trustees appointed by elected officials within the municipalities and counties within the transit District that pay a local sales tax to support its operation. Through 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, with a limit of three consecutive terms.
UTA Board representation: There are seven members who represent Salt Lake County; one who represents unincorporated Salt Lake County; one member from Salt Lake City; one member from Utah County; one each from Davis and Weber counties; one member representing the governor; one representing the Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives; one representing the Utah State Senate; and one representing the Utah Transportation Commission.