Tag Archives: bus

Fourth of July Service

Date posted: July 2, 2012

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, July 4, 2012, UTA will be running a Sunday schedule with extended TRAX service. There will be no service on FrontRunner. Regular service will resume on Thursday, July 5. Some buses may be on temporary detour due to individual parades and celebrations being held in local communities. TRAX…[read more]

Elimination of Bus Free Fare Zone

Elimination of Bus Free Fare Zone Date posted: June 18, 2012

You’ve heard the phrase time is money? Well, when it comes to transit that couldn’t be more true. Every day UTA transports thousands of people to work, school, shopping and entertainment venues. Though our service is not perfect, we do our very best to get our riders where they need to be, when they need…[read more]

Proposed Elimination of Free Fare Zone for Bus

Proposed Elimination of Free Fare Zone for Bus Date posted: June 12, 2012

On June 12, Salt Lake City Council will take comment regarding the proposed elimination of the free fare zone on UTA buses. The comments will be taken during the Council’s regular public comment period and UTA representatives do not plan to make a presentation. UTA is interested in dialogue with the public and individuals interested in the…[read more]

Free Salt Lake City Concerts in the Park

Brigham Young Historic Park Date posted: June 8, 2012

Brigham Young Park Concert Series Free concerts have returned to Brigham Young Historic Park (located at State Street in between 1st and 2nd Ave.). Brigham Young Park is easily access via routes 6, 11, 200 or a short walk from the City Center TRAX stop. The concerts, presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, take place…[read more]

Hill Air Force Base Air Show

Date posted: May 24, 2012

UTA will provide shuttle service to attendees of the Hill Air Force Base Warriors Over the Wasatch air show and open house Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Attendees may board the shuttle at the Clearfield FrontRunner Station (1250 S. State). UTA customer service agents will be on…[read more]

No Service Memorial Day

Memorial Day Service Date posted: May 21, 2012

There will be no bus, FrontRunner or TRAX service on May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular service will resume Tuesday, May 29. Please plan accordingly.

Hong Kong Tea House

Hong Kong Tea House Date posted: May 18, 2012

Tucked into an unassuming building located on the west edge of Salt Lake City near Old Greektown Station, Hong Kong Tea House is accessible by both bus and train. It’s long menu features an array of authentic Chinese dishes, but the restaurants true draw is the made to order dim sum, served daily until 3 p.m….[read more]

Salt Lake Marathon Service

Date posted: April 17, 2012

In just a few days, thousands of runners will line up at the University of Utah for the annual Salt Lake City Marathon. The race, which runs along the eastern edge of Salt Lake to Cottonwood Heights and then back to downtown Salt Lake will have a significant impact on service. Extra Trains UTA will…[read more]

Siragusa’s: Great food in an unassuming location

DSCN2586 Date posted: April 13, 2012

Located in an unremarkable strip mall on Redwood Road, Siragusa’s Taste of Italy offers delicious cuisine in a homey setting. The restaurant, located at 4115 South Redwood Road, is assessable via Routes 41 and 218. The reasonably priced  menu offers a variety of tasty Italian dishes, from sweet potato gnocchi to chicken saltimbocca with prosciutto…[read more]

April Change Day Information

Date posted: April 11, 2012

Our April Change Day is quickly approaching and though we anticipate only a few minor changes to the system this spring, we encourage bus riders all along the Wasatch Front to double check their route information. Most of the changes being made are to improve system reliability, ensure trip efficiency or to adjust seasonal routing….[read more]

Easter egg hunts accessible by transit

Date posted: April 4, 2012

Looking for a little weekend fun? Celebrate with the Easter bunny. Here are a few local Easter egg hunts that are accessible by transit. Saturday, April 7 Hogle Zoo’s Breakfast or Lunch with the Easter Bunny – Bus Route 3 9 a.m., or 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., Bring your cameras for great photo opportunities…[read more]

LDS General Conference Service Information

LDS General Conference Transit Service Date posted: March 28, 2012

Large crowds are expected in the downtown area this weekend (March 31 & April 1) for the semi-annual conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Riders are advised to plan ahead to ensure that they arrive at their destination on time. Saturday, March 31 Extra TRAX trains will run before each session of LDS…[read more]

UTA Enhances Fare Enforcement

Date posted: February 27, 2012

Many of you have commented recently on the more visible presence of transit officers in the system and requests for proof of fare. For the last two months, UTA has been testing a new fare enforcement program that includes additional personnel in the system and new electronic card readers. Starting March 1, passengers with an electronic pass will…[read more]

The Chocolate: A Sweet Place to Get a Bite

The Chocolate Date posted: February 23, 2012

The Chocolate – A Dessert Café has two locations easily accessed via UTA bus. Only a few feet away from the West Jordan location, at 9118 South Redwood Road, is a bus stop for Route 218. The Chocolate’s Orem location is at 212 South State, located along Route 850. Both eateries offer sweet desserts in a charming setting….[read more]

Malawi’s Pizza

Malawi Pizza Date posted: February 17, 2012

Bus route 832 is a long winding route. If you rode from end to end, you would stop by no less than three shopping malls and dozens restaurants. One of the best? Malawi’s Pizza, located at The Shops at Riverwoods. This unique casual dining establishment is more than just a restaurant though. It’s a cause. For…[read more]

President’s Day Service

President's Day Service Date posted: February 15, 2012

UTA will be offering limited service on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of the President’s Day holiday. Bus will operate on a Sunday schedule. Riders should note that there are some bus routes that do not operate on Sunday. Those routes will also not run on the holiday. TRAX will operate on a Sunday schedule…[read more]

DoJo: Unique Asian Cuisine

Dojo Restaurant Salt Lake City Date posted: January 13, 2012

In the ever-evolving scene found in downtown Salt Lake City, a relatively new restaurant has emerged near the historic Rio Grande Depot. Dojo Asian Inspired Cuisine and Lounge (423 W. 300 South) offers unique Japanese-American specialties alongside traditional offerings. The restaurant is located near the  TRAX station and bus routes 228, 509 and 516 is…[read more]

Holiday Service Schedule

Ski bus Date posted: December 22, 2011

This year the holidays will bring some service changes to UTA service. Passengers are advised to review the changes and plan travel accordingly. Saturday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve): Buses, TRAX and FrontRunner will operate regular Saturday service schedule. Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day): Ski bus service to resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons and…[read more]

Ski Service Begins This Weekend

Ski Service to Begin Date posted: December 7, 2011

Ski service is scheduled to begin this weekend. Service will kick-off Friday, Dec. 9, in Utah County where buses will begin service on Route 880 to Sundance Ski Resort. Service to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude will begin Sunday, Dec. 11. Route connections in Salt Lake County may be made from downtown Salt Lake City…[read more]

Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Service

Holiday service for thanksgiving Date posted: November 23, 2011

In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no TRAX and FrontRunner service on Thursday, Nov. 24. Bus service will be limited to ski routes servicing Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Black Friday (Nov. 25), TRAX and FrontRunner will run regular weekday service, with extra service for the University of Utah versus Colorado football game. Bus…[read more]

Stoneground

Stoneground Date posted: November 4, 2011

A hop, skip and a jump from Library Station, Stoneground sits in the heart of Salt Lake City. The location (249 East 400 South) is perfect for quick lunches, casual dinners and everything in between. The atmosphere at Stoneground is easy and informal, and the food is polished and precise. Menu items start at about…[read more]

Nightmare on 13th

Date posted: October 25, 2011

Located just a block from the Ballpark TRAX station, riders will find a haunt recognized as one of America’s scariest attractions. Nightmare on 13th, located at 300 West 1300 South, is Utah’s longest running haunted house. The attraction is open through Nov. 5, from 7-10 p.m. Mon. through Thurs., 7 p.m. – midnight on Fri….[read more]

Have you tried the BYU Dine and Dash?

BYU Dine and Dash Date posted: October 3, 2011

UTA has partnered with University Mall and Provo Towne Center to offer Dine and Dash – a shuttle between each mall and LaVell Edwards Stadium for Saturday games. The shuttle begins an hour and a half before kick off. Round trip fare on the Dine and Dash shuttle is $4 per person, a restaurant voucher…[read more]

Busy Weekend, Extra Service

Date posted: September 28, 2011

Large crowds are expected in the downtown area this weekend (Oct. 1-2) for the semi-annual conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the University of Utah football game. Riders are advised to plan ahead to ensure that they arrive at their destination(s) on time. Saturday, Oct. 1 Extra TRAX trains will…[read more]

Salt Lake to Park City Bus Service to Begin Oct. 3

Ski Service to Begin Date posted: September 26, 2011

Bus service between Salt Lake City and Park City is set to begin operation on Monday, Oct. 3. The new route, set to operate as a commuter service, will initially operate on weekdays.Weekend and holiday service will begin with regular ski service on Dec. 9. The cost for a one-way trip is $5.50. Three-day or…[read more]

Public Hearing to Discuss December Route Changes

Provo Bus Date posted: September 19, 2011

Our December Change Day is quickly approaching and thought we anticipate few major changes to the system this winter, public hearings will be held in September. Service reductions and alignment changes on Route 811, alignment changes on Route 830 and new limited local bus service on Route 822 to Santaquin will be covered in two…[read more]

Salt Lake City Greek Festival

Take UTA to the Greek Festival Date posted: September 8, 2011

Opa! Join us for the 36th annual Salt Lake City Greek Festival September 8-11. Ride TRAX to Planetarium Station or any of the buses serving 200 South (watch for event-related detours Saturday morning) to attend the festival, which takes place at 200 South and 300 West near the Holy Trinity Cathedral. This year the Greek…[read more]

Utah State Fair

Utah State Fair Date posted: September 7, 2011

Check out the Utah State Fair Sept. 8-18. The Fairpark, located at 1000 West North Temple, can be accessed by several bus routes. The two most popular routes – Routes 218 and 517 – originate at Salt Lake Central Station. The Fair is open daily. Hours Sunday through Thursday are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m….[read more]

Pleasant View Service to be Provided by Bus

Pleasant View Service to be Provided by Bus Date posted: September 6, 2011

For nearly three years, UTA has provided service to Pleasant View via FrontRunner with four daily trips. Beginning today, the connecting service will be provided by bus, but with more daily trips. Hopefully the additional service will help to bring new transit riders on board. The ridership on FrontRunner has failed to grow between Ogden…[read more]

Extra Service Offered for University of Utah Football Game

Extra Service for Univeristy of Utah Football Game Date posted: August 30, 2011

Large crowds are expected to attend the University of Utah versus Montana State football game this Thursday, Sept. 1. The game starts at 6 p.m. To meet demand, we will be providing extra service beginning an hour and a half before kick-off. Riders are advised to plan ahead to ensure they arrive at the game…[read more]