In response to public feedback, the Utah Transit Authority is offering free extended parking as part of a one-year pilot program. Beginning July 1, UTA passengers can park their cars free of charge for an unlimited amount of time at most TRAX and FrontRunner lots. The program also eliminates the current fee requirement at the Draper and Jordan Valley stations.
The pilot program is designed to help UTA riders conveniently connect to the Salt Lake International Airport.
“Many riders have expressed the desire for an affordable solution that would allow them to park their cars, get on a train and head straight to the airport,” said UTA General Manager Michael Allegra. “Free extended parking will make it easier for riders to utilize our system as they travel out of town.”
Over the next year, UTA will measure parking lot usage and monitor costs, maintenance requirements, impacts to snow removal and security issues before determining if the program will be extended.
The pilot program excludes eight lots where parking is near capacity or overnight parking is restricted due to a conditional use permit. At these lots, parking is allowed for up to 24 hours.
UTA will continue its existing parking lot security measures, which include regular patrols and video surveillance. UTA is not responsible for damage and theft and encourages riders to practice common-sense precautions such as locking their vehicles and making sure that valuables are not visible inside their cars. Suspicious activity should be reported to 801-287-EYES or by texting “UTA Tip” to CRIMES.
UTA retains the right to change or end the pilot program at any time to best serve the needs and safety of the public. Parking in UTA lots is allowed for transportation purposes only. Cars that have been abandoned or are being sold in the lots will be towed.
In considering the move to long-term parking, UTA evaluated rider feedback as well as parking practices at public transportation agencies around the nation. Many transit agencies in other cities allow 24-hour free parking but charge for long-term parking, while others provide free extended parking. UTA will continue to evaluate the parking regulations and best practices of public transportation agencies parking system that efficiently serves UTA riders.
Free extended parking lots
American Fork Station, 782 W. 200 South, American Fork
Ballpark Station, 1300 S. 180 West, Salt Lake City
Bingham Junction Station, 7387 S. Bingham Junction Blvd., Midvale
Clearfield Station, 1250 S. State St., Clearfield
Draper Station, 12997 S. FrontRunner Blvd., Draper
Farmington Station, 450 N. 800 West, Farmington
Historic Gardner Station, 1127 W. 7800 South, West Jordan
Historic Sandy Station, 9000 S. 165 East, Sandy
Jordan Valley Station, 3400 W. 8600 South, West Jordan
Layton Station, 150 S. Main St., Layton
Lehi Station, 3101 N. Ashton Blvd., Lehi
Meadowbrook Station, 3900 S. 188 West, Salt Lake City
Midvale Center Station, 7720 S. 95 West, Midvale
Midvale Fort Union Station, 7250 S. 180 West, Midvale
Murray Central Station, 140 W. Vine Street, Murray
Murray North Station, 71 W. Fireclay Ave., Murray
Ogden Intermodal Center, 2350 S. Wall Ave. Ogden
Orem Station, 1350 W. 900 South, Orem
Pleasant View Station, 2700 N. Hwy. 89, Pleasant View
Provo Station, 690 S. University Ave., Provo
Roy Station, 4155 S. Sandridge Drive, Roy
Sandy Civic Station, 115 E. Sego Lily Drive, Sandy
South Jordan Station, 10351 S. Jordan Gateway, South Jordan
South Jordan Parkway Station, 10605 S. Grandville Ave., South Jordan
West Jordan City Center Station, 8021 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan
West Valley Central Station, 2750 W. 3590 South, West Valley
Woods Cross Station, 750 S. 800 West, Woods Cross
2700 W. Sugar Factory Road Station, 8351 S. 2700 West, West Jordan
4800 West Old Bingham Hwy. Station, 4773 W. Old Bingham Hwy, West Jordan
5600 West Old Bingham Hwy. Station, 5651 W. Old Bingham Hwy, West Jordan
Lots with free day parking only
Central Pointe, 2100 S. 221 West, Salt Lake City
Daybreak Parkway, 11405 S. Grandville Ave. South Jordan
Decker Lake 3070 S. 2200 West, West Valley
Fashion Place West Station, 222 W. Winchester St., Murray
Millcreek Station, 3300 S. 210 West, Salt Lake City
River Trail Station, 2340 South 1070 West (Parking not allowed on Sundays)
Salt Lake Central Station, 325 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City
11400 South Station (will open with the new Draper TRAX Line in August 2013)