Tag Archives: Salt Lake City

Rustic Italian cuisine in SLC, just a short walk from TRAX

Rustic Italian cuisine in SLC, just a short walk from TRAX Date posted: July 21, 2014

Craving a sit-down lunch, but need to be back at the office in an hour? Stoneground has a solution. This rustic Italian-influenced restaurant specializes in offering lunches for less than $10, with quick service that will have you back in your cubicle before the clock strikes 1 p.m. Affordable prices, combined with quality food and…[read more]

Celebrate Bastille Day at These Transit-Friendly French Restaurants

Celebrate Bastille Day at These Great Transit-Friendly French Restaurants Date posted: July 14, 2014

You don’t need to fly to France to celebrate Bastille Day. There are plenty of ways to enjoy this French national holiday without ever leaving the Wasatch Front. We’ve listed a few of our favorite destinations for Francophiles – no passport required. Gourmandise The Bakery Nothing conjures up the streets of Paris like the smell…[read more]

Officials say S-Line will foster growth, shape communities

Date posted: December 6, 2013

The opening of the Utah Transit Authority’s first streetcar will boost economic development and foster growth within South Salt Lake and Sugar House, officials said at today’s S-Line grand opening celebration. “The streetcar is more than just a movement,” said South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood. “It is reshaping our community.” When the two-mile streetcar…[read more]

Feedback needed on Davis County transit study

Date posted: December 5, 2013

Want to help the Utah Transit Authority and other local organizations reduce traffic, enhance public transportation options and improve air quality in southern Davis County? We want to hear from you! Come and share your thoughts at an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at North Salt Lake City Hall,…[read more]

Five Halloween Activities Accessible from UTA

Five Halloween Activities Accessible from UTA Date posted: October 31, 2013

Wondering how to celebrate Halloween? We’ve got five suggestions, and they’re all accessible by UTA bus, TRAX or FrontRunner. Listen to spooky stories, learn about mysterious birds and enjoy Halloween crafts during Tracy Aviary’s Halloween Hoot. Those who come in costume receive half-off admission. Tracy Aviary is located at 589 E. 1300 South and is…[read more]

Ride TRAX to Utah Jazz games

Ride TRAX to the Utah Jazz Date posted: October 29, 2013

When it comes to Utah Jazz basketball, some things just seem to go together – purple and green, Stockton and Malone, the Jazz bear and death-defying stunts, and, of course, Jazz fans and UTA. The team’s regular season starts tomorrow, Oct. 30, when the Jazz match up against Oklahoma City. Rather than pay for parking…[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]

S-Line Safety Tips

Safety tips for using the S-Line Date posted: October 16, 2013

The grand opening of Salt Lake’s first modern streetcar is less than eight weeks away. To prepare for the start of service, UTA will start pre-revenue testing tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 17. Two test trains will begin running on a regular schedule and operating at speeds of up to 25 mph. The testing is designed to…[read more]

UTA and Salt Lake City Partner on Residential Transit Pass Program

UTA and Salt Lake City Partner on Residential Transit Pass Program Date posted: October 4, 2013

In an effort to improve air quality and increase the convenience and accessibility of public transit, the Utah Transit Authority and Salt Lake City are partnering on a one-year pilot program to provide transit passes to people living in Salt Lake City. The program will allow Salt Lake City residents to purchase an annual pass…[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]

Thousands ride UTA on exceptionally busy weekend

Thousands ride UTA on exceptionally busy weekend Date posted: September 11, 2013

On one of the busiest weekends in recent memory, thousands of Wasatch Front residents opted for public transportation. On Saturday, Sept. 5, TRAX recorded more than 86,500 boardings, a 141 percent increase over average Saturday ridership. FrontRunner ridership was 129 percent above average, with more than 15,000 recorded boardings.  On Friday, TRAX and FrontRunner boardings…[read more]

Planning for Saturday’s events along the Wasatch Front

Planning for Saturday's events Date posted: September 6, 2013

This Saturday brings many exciting events to the Wasatch Front. Record-breaking crowds are expected in downtown Salt Lake City, and thousands of people will head to Utah County for Brigham Young University’s first football home game. The Utah Transit Authority has planned extra service to help the day go as smoothly as possible. Here’s a…[read more]

S Line to open in Sugar House on Dec. 8

S Line to Open in Sugar House Dec. 8 Date posted: September 5, 2013

The name and look of the first streetcar to travel Utah’s streets in more than 50 years was unveiled today. The S Line was named in honor of the streetcar’s two founding cities, Salt Lake and South Salt Lake, as well as the Sugar House neighborhood it calls home. S Line cars will feature a…[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]

UTA announces FAREPAY reloadable fare payment card

UTA announces FAREPAY reloadable fare payment card Date posted: August 28, 2013

UTA announced today it will soon debut a new fare payment card anticipated to provide greater convenience to its cash-paying riders.  Named FAREPAY, the card will allow customers to simply purchase a fare card, load it with cash and use it to tap on and off any bus or train on the system, including the…[read more]

Ride UTA to Campus this Fall

Ride UTA to Campus this Fall Date posted: August 23, 2013

Want to avoid crowded campus parking lots? Looking for a way to squeeze in a little extra study time on your commute? Consider riding UTA to class this fall. We’ve got some great new options to help get you to campus. Weber State University Our new fast bus is designed to help students travel from…[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]

Secretary Foxx Calls Draper TRAX “An Example to the Country”

Secretary Foxx Calls Draper TRAX "An Example to the Country" Date posted: August 16, 2013

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx praised the new Draper TRAX Line today, saying that it will help shorten commutes and preserve one of the public’s most valuable resources – time. “What you’ve done here  is an example to the country of what transit can do to transform a community,” Foxx said. He called…[read more]

Draper TRAX Community Celebration

Draper TRAX Community Celebration Date posted: August 8, 2013

Ride UTA’s newest rail line and enjoy food and entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Draper TRAX Line community celebration. Admission is free for those who bring a can of food to donate to the Utah Food Bank. Each of the Draper TRAX Line stations will feature food and family activities. The Crescent View…[read more]

UTA Thanks Ride Clear Participants

UTA Thanks Ride Clear Participants Date posted: August 7, 2013

The Utah Transit Authority would like to thank everyone who helped keep the air clean by participating in the Ride Clear program. UTA recorded more than 20,008 boardings using Ride Clear cards, including 5,980 boardings on FrontRunner, 7,304 boardings on TRAX, 6,693 boarding on buses and 31 boardings on express buses. “We are very pleased…[read more]

UTA Gathers Input from Riders, Community Leaders

UTA Gathers Input from Riders, Community Leaders Date posted: July 31, 2013

Members of the Utah Transportation Authority Board of Trustees and staff met with community members today to gather feedback on the system and brainstorm ideas for the future. With new rail projects nearing completion, UTA is gathering public input to develop a multi-year plan for expanding and enhancing services. “We want to make sure that…[read more]

UTA Increases and Improves Service

UTA Increases and Improves Service Date posted: July 29, 2013

Mark your calendars – Utah Transit Authority’s August 18 schedule change day is less than a month away, and with it will come increased service and better connections. Many of the changes are a direct result of public feedback, UTA Chief Operating Officer Jerry Benson said. “We’ve been listening to our customers about how they…[read more]

Last Week to Ride Clear

Last Week to Ride Clear Date posted: July 25, 2013

Waiting to use your Ride Clear pass? Act today to redeem your pass’s full seven-day value. Each Ride Clear pass allows for seven consecutive days of free bus, TRAX and FrontRunner travel. Although the passes can be activated at any time within the next week, they will expire after July 31. UTA’s Ride Clear program…[read more]

Draper TRAX Line, Opening Aug. 18

Draper TRAX Line, Opening Aug. 18 Date posted: July 23, 2013

TRAX officially opens in Draper next month.  The 3.8 mile extension will run from the Sandy Civic Center Station to the new Draper Town Center Station. It is the final segment of UTA’s FrontLines 2015 project, which has added more than 70 miles of new rail lines and was completed two years early and $300…[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]

UTA Clarifies Media Reports, Did Not Request Tax Increase

The Importance of Keeping UTA Trains on Schedule Date posted: July 20, 2013

The Utah Transit Authority would like to clarify recent media reports regarding a requested increase in tax funding. Contrary to these reports, UTA has not asked state officials for a tax increase. UTA’s existing funding is sufficient for current operations, which include the addition of the Draper TRAX Line and the Sugar House streetcar line…[read more]

Keeping Cool on UTA

Keeping Cool on UTA Date posted: July 15, 2013

With temperatures hovering near the triple digits, staying cool is more important than ever. We’ve got five tips to help you beat the heat while waiting for your air-conditioned UTA bus or train. Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water can help fight the effects of dehydration and heat exhaustion. As long as your water bottle…[read more]