Monthly Archives: November 2010

Like magic, a new platform appears in Salt Lake City

Like magic, a new platform appears in SLC Date posted: November 22, 2010

On Nov. 18, UTA partnered with the Clark Planetarium to celebrate the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, briefly turning Planetarium Station (200 South 400 West) into Platform 9 3/4. Hundreds flocked downtown to attend the exciting release party, taking the “Hogwarts Express”  via Platform 9 3/4 before moving inside to…[read more]

UTA gathers feedback to determine funding priorities

Date posted: November 19, 2010

UTA has gathered feedback from hundreds of Salt Lake County residents in an effort to ensure future transit objectives are met in a way that reflects the needs and desires of area residents. The agency has hosted three of eight community open houses thus far. Future open houses will be held in West Jordan, South…[read more]

Santaquin joins UTA transit district

Santaquin City joins UTA transit district Date posted: November 18, 2010

On Thursday, Nov. 18, the UTA board of trustees unanimously approved Santaquin’s bid to join the transit district.  The resolution follows the November general election when a majority of Santaquin voters approved a local sales tax increase that will help fund the city’s annexation. Santaquin is one of the few remaining Utah County communities not part…[read more]

Seeking community input on August 2011 changes

Date posted:

UTA will open the Mid-Jordan and West Valley TRAX light rail lines August 7, 2011. These new lines represent a significant increase in transit service to west and southwest Salt Lake County. The opening of these lines will also bring changes to UTA’s system, as the agency works to ensure the entire system is operating…[read more]

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll Date posted: November 17, 2010

Deciding what to do this Friday?  Well, hop on UTA and hit the Gallery Stroll.  Salt Lake City has a cool tradition of holding a monthly Gallery Stroll where local galleries, contemporary art spaces and other venues stay open until 9 p.m. so you can see and buy great art.  Gallery Stroll is year-round.  As the…[read more]

UTA Builds A Better North Temple Bridge

North Temple Girder Placement Date posted: November 16, 2010

On Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 UTA hoisted the final girders into place on the North Temple viaduct. This portion of the viaduct will host the future roadway, which UTA’s contractor Stacy Witbeck Kiewit is actively working towards opening ahead of the orginal 18-month schedule for constructing the viaduct. The viaduct is being reconstructed as part…[read more]

Dining in the free fare zone

Dining in the free fare zone Date posted: November 11, 2010

Did you know that you can ride a bus or TRAX for free in downtown Salt Lake City? UTA operates a free fare zone in Salt Lake City between North Temple and 500 South and 400 West and 200 East. Patrons boarding and exiting within the zone, ride for free. The area is home to…[read more]

Dining on MAX Millcreek Station to Magna

Dining on MAX: Millcreek Station to Magna Date posted: November 5, 2010

MAX travels on 3500 South from the Millcreek TRAX Station to 8400 West in Magna. This route runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. MAX is also known as bus rapid transit. MAX offers enhanced service including signal priority, faster speeds, greater reliability, increased spacing between stops, improved stops and…[read more]

See Future Airport TRAX Stations…Today

See future Airport TRAX Date posted: November 4, 2010

The above animations show future stations on the Airport TRAX line. A transfer station to FrontRunner that will be located on the North Temple Viaduct at approximately 500 West and the Welcome Center and station that will be located next to Terminal One at Salt Lake International Airport.

Smashing Pumpkins Was Never So Much Fun

Smashing Pumpkins Was Never So Much Fun Date posted: November 3, 2010

Could this be the end of an era?  Well, not quite, but it was “good riddance” to orange cones near the West Valley City offices Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010.  UTA, West Valley City and local residents marked the completion of construction along Constitution Boulevard by giving those who have been affected a chance to ring in the…[read more]

Mt. Ogden hosting open house to share December changes

Mt. Ogden hosting open house to discuss December changes Date posted:

UTA’s Mt. Ogden Business Unit, which covers Davis, Weber and Box Elder counties, will be making bus service adjustments as a part of the agency’s regularly scheduled change day Sunday, Dec. 12. The route changes will improve efficiencies, while maintaining the area’s full complement of transit services. Changes will be communicated to area riders beginning…[read more]

UTA Tours Airport TRAX Line, On Bicycle

UTA Tours Airport TRAX Line, On Bicycle Date posted: November 1, 2010

On Thursday, Oct. 21, employees from UTA and Salt Lake City, including Mayor Ralph Becker, took to the streets to explore the Airport TRAX Line construction up close and personal. The tour began at the Bicycle Transit Center located at Salt Lake Central Station where the participants received helmets, water and bikes for the six-mile tour….[read more]