Category Archives: Urban Ticket

Ogden Restaurant Week

Ogden Restaurant Week Date posted: April 15, 2014

Ogden is celebrating its second annual restaurant week. For a limited time, you can dine at one of sixteen restaurants and enjoy a two-course lunch for $8 or a three-course dinner for $15. Participating restaurants offer a special fixed menu to choose from. This program gives residents and visitors a chance to explore Ogden and…[read more]

Eat, shop and explore from the new S-Line

Date posted: November 27, 2013

When the S-Line opens on Dec. 8, it will bring public transit access to one of the most unique neighborhoods along the Wasatch Front. South Salt Lake City and Sugar House are full of locally-owned restaurants, eclectic shops and family-friendly public spaces. We’ve outlined a few of the places you can visit from the S-Line,…[read more]

UTA’s six-person group pass is here for the holidays

UTA's six-person group pass is here for the holidays Date posted: November 18, 2013

The holidays are almost here! Time to bundle up the family, grab some hot cocoa – and prepare to battle traffic, snowy roads and limited parking as you attend your favorite Yuletide events. The Utah Transit Authority has a solution to your holiday travel woes. For a limited time, the Group Pass can be used…[read more]

UTA helps bring car-sharing program to the Wasatch Front

UTA helps bring car-sharing program to the Wasatch Front Date posted: November 4, 2013

The Utah Transit Authority has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and local organizations to bring a car-sharing program to the Wasatch Front. Enterprise CarShare vehicles are available at approximately 30 Wasatch Front locations, many just steps away from UTA transit stations. Cars can be rented by the hour or the day, allowing them to serve as…[read more]

Haunted hot spots along UTA routes

Capitol Theatre Gargoyles Date posted: October 24, 2013

Don’t have time to visit a haunted house this Halloween? Check out some of the reportedly haunted places that can be seen from UTA routes. The Alta Club 100 East South Temple, Salt Lake City Accessible from routes 6, 11, 200, 461, 463 The Alta Club has been a fixture on the corner of South…[read more]

Enjoy UEA on UTA

Enjoy UEA on UTA Date posted: October 17, 2013

This week, many students are enjoying a four-day break while teachers attend the Utah Education Association (UEA) Convention. We’ve listed a few public transit-accessible fall activities to keep your little ghouls and goblins busy. Frightmares During Frightmares, visitors to Lagoon can enjoy amusement park rides as well as fall features like a straw maze and…[read more]

TRAX Service Extended for General Conference

TRAX Service Extended for General Conference Date posted: October 1, 2013

The Utah Transit Authority is extending TRAX service this weekend to facilitate travel to and from LDS general conference. General conference is hosted semi-annually by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The event is expected to bring more than 100,000 people to downtown. UTA offers extended service for general conference and other cultural…[read more]

Visit Granary Row for local food and free entertainment

Visit Granary Row for local food and free entertainment Date posted: September 27, 2013

If you haven’t visited Salt Lake’s newest neighborhood installation, Granary Row, you have a few more weekends to check it out. This collection of musicians, artists and local vendors are gearing up for one last month of great food and free entertainment. Granary Row is conveniently located at 336 W. and 700 South, less than…[read more]

Celebrate National Comic Book Day with UTA

Celebrate National Comic Book Day with UTA Date posted: September 25, 2013

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s a UTA bus, and it’s a great way to travel to your favorite comic book store. Celebrate National Comic Book Day today, Sept. 25, by riding public transit to your local comic book store. Although the origins of National Comic Book Day are unclear, the first comic books were…[read more]

Head downtown for delicious Dine O’ Round

Head downtown for delicious Dine 'O Round Date posted: September 12, 2013

What’s better than great local food? How about great local food, at prices that won’t give your wallet indigestion? During Downtown Dine O’ Round, more than 40 Salt Lake City restaurants are offering special reduced-price, multiple course menus. Many of the participating restaurants are just steps away from public transit. Starting Friday, Sept. 13, select restaurants…[read more]

Free Fare at the State Fair

Free Fare at the State Fair Date posted: September 3, 2013

The Utah State Fair opens this week, and the event is now easily accessible from the TRAX Green Line. Just ride the new Airport TRAX Line extension to Fairpark Station at 1150 West North Temple. You’ll be steps away from all the fried Twinkies and Ferris wheel rides your heart desires. The Utah Transit Authority…[read more]

Ride TRAX to the Greek Festival

Ride TRAX to the Greek Festival Date posted: August 30, 2013

September is just around the corner, bringing with it one of the city’s most loved events – the Salt Lake City Greek Festival. This four-day festival features authentic Greek cuisine, music and dancing, and is easily accessible via public transportation. The Salt Lake City Greek Festival has been a downtown tradition for 38 years. Each…[read more]

U Tickets are Your Fare on Game Days

U Tickets Are Your Fare on Game Days Date posted: August 22, 2013

Love cheering on the Utes but hate fighting traffic on the way to the stadium? Now you can ride UTA to campus on game days using your University of Utah athletic event ticket as your fare. The program is simple – just board FrontRunner, TRAX or a bus with your ticket to that day’s event….[read more]

Pioneer Day Service

Pioneer Day Service Date posted: July 22, 2013

On Pioneer Day, Wednesday, July 24, UTA is offering extended Saturday service hours on FrontRunner, extended Sunday service hours on TRAX and regular Sunday hours on buses. Extended hours listed below, Saturday and Sunday schedules available here. Be the first person to comment on this post telling us why you ride UTA, and you will…[read more]

Ride TRAX to the Twilight Concert Series

Ride TRAX to the Twilight Concert Series Date posted: July 18, 2013

Love the Twilight Concert Series, but hate fighting for a parking spot? Enjoy the music and avoid traffic jams and parking stress by riding TRAX to the shows, which are held Thursday nights at Pioneer Park. The concert series kicks off tonight, July 18, with bands Belle and Sebastian and Blitzen Trapper, and continues every…[read more]

UTA Offers Service to the Utah Arts Festival

UTA Offers Service to the Utah Arts Festival Date posted: June 21, 2013

Did you know that the largest public outdoor event in the state can be reached by bus and TRAX? Each year, more than 80,000 people attend the Utah Arts Festival. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City at Library and Washington squares, the event is just steps away from several UTA routes. The…[read more]

Ridership on UTA is healthy, but changing as new rail lines open

Ridership on UTA is healthy, but changing as new rail lines open Date posted: June 17, 2013

As life along the Wasatch Front changes, public transportation needs change as well.  Communities that could be served by bus alone a few years ago have grown and are now better accessed by higher speed trains with greater capacity and more frequency.  Desire for cleaner air and less crowded roads has led to the current…[read more]

Ride the Bus to Sugar House's Newest Hot Spot

Sugarmont Date posted: June 12, 2013

What was once an empty parking lot is now a colorful community gathering place. Sugarmont Plaza opens tomorrow, June 14, at 2227 S. Highland Drive. The revitalized space gives locals a place to relax after shopping or dining in Sugar House. Sugarmont Plaza is located next to the vacant Desert Industries building on Highland Drive….[read more]

Music Under the Stars, Just a Bus Ride Away

Music Under the Stars, Just a Bus Ride Away Date posted: June 6, 2013

Utah County residents don’t need to travel north for great summer entertainment. The Provo Rooftop Concert Series brings local bands to Utah County audiences, free of charge. The concerts are held the first Friday of every month from May to October and are accessible by UTA bus. The fourth year of the program kicked off…[read more]

Ride UTA to the Living Traditions Festival

Ride UTA to the Living Traditions Festival Date posted: May 16, 2013

Come celebrate Salt Lake City’s culturally diverse community this weekend at the Living Traditions Festival. The festival is located on the grounds of the Salt Lake City and County building at 450 S. 200 East and is easily accessible by TRAX or bus. The festival is free to the public and runs Friday, May 17,…[read more]

UTA Bike Bonanza

UTA Bike Bonanza Date posted: May 15, 2013

It’s time for UTA’s 18th Annual Bike Bonanza. Come celebrate with us at Gallivan Plaza on Friday, May 17, and enjoy an afternoon of fun for the entire family, including exciting giveaways, local music, children’s events, free food and more. The Bike Bonanza is designed to educate families about bike safety and bicycling as a…[read more]

It's National Tulip Day, So Catch These Blooms Before They're Gone

It's National Tulip Day, So Catch These Blooms Before They’re Gone Date posted: May 13, 2013

In honor of International Tulip Day, get out and enjoy two of the most spectacular garden spots accessible by transit before the warm weather brings their season to a close. The Church Office Building Plaza and adjoining Main Street Plaza and Temple Square feature a riot of color in the heart of the city. Accessible…[read more]

Meals on Wheels: Take TRAX to Food Truck Thursday at Gallivan Plaza

Meals on Wheels: Take TRAX to Food Truck Thursday at Gallivan Plaza Date posted: May 1, 2013

Every Thursday at downtown Salt Lake’s Gallivan Avenue (about 250 South between Main and State), several local food trucks gather to offer lunchtime diners a variety of tasty offerings. Called Food Truck Thursday, the gathering can be accessed via UTA’s TRAX blue and green lines at the Gallivan Plaza Station (255 South Main Street). On…[read more]

In the Zone: Explore Downtown SLC for Free on UTA

In the Zone: Explore Downtown Salt Lake for Free on TRAX Date posted: April 30, 2013

Riding in UTA’s Free Fare Zone is a great way to take advantage of all that downtown Salt Lake City has to offer – without paying a single penny. You can board TRAX free of charge at nine stations, making it a great option for families, date nights or anyone wanting to explore Salt Lake on…[read more]

Art Along the Airport TRAX Line

Airport TRAX Line Artwork Date posted: April 12, 2013

When you’re riding the Airport TRAX Line, don’t forget to take a look at the artwork at each station. Every stop features a unique piece of art designed to enhance the public transit experience and reflect the area’s rich cultural and natural history. You won’t need a ticket to ride the line on Saturday, April 13 if you…[read more]

Last Minute Transit-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

Last Minute Transit-Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas Date posted: February 13, 2013

Don’t worry if you haven’t made Valentine’s plans yet. There are many last minute transit-friendly options that are sure to make Valentine’s Day special for you and your sweetheart. Dinner and a Movie If you’re looking for a classic last minute date idea, you can’t go wrong with dinner and a movie. Take TRAX to…[read more]

How UTA Determines Holiday Service Schedules

Date posted: November 20, 2012

We’ve heard from many riders who have questions about how UTA sets its schedule on and around holidays. If money and stewardship were no object, UTA would run service every day of the year and likely would have continued to operate low-ridership late night service as we did for many years. Unfortunately, in the last…[read more]

North Temple Apollo Burger

Date posted: November 16, 2012

With the end of Airport Line rail construction on North Temple, the area is more accessible than ever before. It’s home to several local restaurants like the newest Apollo Burger located at 143 North Redwood Rd. Though the TRAX line will not be open to the public for another six months, the location is currently…[read more]

University of Utah vs. Arizona Football Service

Unviersity of Utah Date posted: November 14, 2012

Large crowds are expected to be utilizing the system Saturday, Nov. 17, as football fans travel to attend the University of Utah vs. Arizona football game. The game starts at 8 p.m. To meet demand, UTA will provide extra pre and post game service. TRAX Service Starting about two hours prior to kick-off, additional event trains will…[read more]