UTA Offers Free Multi-Day Parking

UTA Offers Free Multi-day Parking Date posted: June 26, 2013

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)

25 thoughts on “UTA Offers Free Multi-Day Parking

  1. What about Pleasant View station? Will there be appropriate signs for those that are limited to 24 hrs? What are the policies for UTA owned bus park and rides like Riverdale?

    1. Pleasant View Station was mistakenly left off of the original list, but should be included. We’ll be changing signage so that it is easy for riders to know which lots are limited to 24-hour parking only. Bus park and ride lots are not included in the extended parking pilot program.

  2. I just want to confirm that beginning July 1 UTA riders can park in the Jordan Valley Station garage for free. Thank you.

  3. So on July 1st, is the current dollar day fee waived at the draper station then? or is it only waived for the long term parking option?

  4. Yea! Common sense prevails….. Thanks. This will be most convenient and now I won’t have to wonder if my car will still be there when I take overnight flights for work like I have in the past.

  5. What about the north temple station? Is that current empty, roped off parking lot going to be open for UTA travelers to park and take the green line directly to the airport?

  6. Great idea! Will make getting back and forth to the airport so easy and more affordable than parking on a lot around the airport. Thanks UTA!! :)

  7. I am looking for long term parking (5 – 10 days) in the area between (Jackson/Euclid 820 W. North Temple and 1940 W. North Temple) on the TRAX green line on the way to SLC Airport.

  8. So free extended parking means up to how long? What about 2 weeks? It would be so much nicer to not have to pay for airport parking.

    1. There’s no daily or weekly limit to our free extended parking. Enjoy your two-week vacation, and spend all that money you saved on airport parking on some awesome souvenirs!

      1. I’m coming from Idaho and would like to take advantage of this parking my flight leaves and returns pretty late what are the hours of the transit ?

        1. Hi Jen, our hours vary depending on what day you’re arriving and what modes of transit you’re using. In general though, the Green TRAX Line to and from the airport runs from 5:30 a.m. to midnight M-F, 6:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays.

  9. I understand the a Draper Pioneer TRAX Station also permits long-term parking. Is there a specific area for long-term parking. Also, I will be on a trip for 8 days. Do I need to call UTA Security?

    1. All public parking at Draper Town Center station is accessible for multi-day use, unless otherwise marked. You don’t need to contact UTA security, but please note that all riders park at their own risk.

    1. Extended parking spaces aren’t marked – you can park anywhere that’s designated public parking. You can use a handicapped spot if you have the proper parking validation.

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