UTA’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has been in place since 2018. The committee is a standing, non-governing, and non-decision-making advisory committee of no more than 12 members. Members are individuals who represent the diversity of UTA’s transit district and are regular transit riders. We recruit new members through community partners and strive for representation from different sectors on the committee. The committee provides consumer advice and community perspectives to inform UTA’s long-term strategic priorities and short-term customer experience decisions.

Since 2018, the committee has been influential in customer experience planning, including improvements to the new wayfinding and signage packages at UTA and bus stop improvements. The committee was instrumental in updating the charter in 2020 to reflect renewed goals of the committee, including advancing UTA’s community engagement work. The CAC serves as a key role in public input and community engagement opportunities on public transit. Check out our current membership below:


Member Name

Representing Organization/Community

Geographic Representation

Ezra Nair

Utah County

Utah County

Chad Larsen**

University of Utah Transportation

Salt Lake County

Maren Miller

Boys & Girls Clubs

Salt Lake County

Claudia Loayza*

Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs

State of Utah

Deb Hall

Utah Pride Center

State of Utah

Vero Zavala

Comunidades Unidas

Salt Lake County

Kristina Olivas

Downtown Alliance

Salt Lake County

Shauna Brock***

Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services

Salt Lake County

Fati Faatau***

Department of Rehabilitation

Weber County

Iain Hueton***

Weber County Pathways

Weber County

Brett McKeachnie***

UVU Professional Association of Campus Employees

Utah County

Beau Pitcher***


Salt Lake County

*CAC Chair
**Interim CAC Vice Chair
***2021 Outgoing Member

Recently, the CAC implemented a new subcommittee structure to help focus and guide the work of the committee. Three emphasis areas have emerged and form the foundation for the subcommittees:

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If you have questions or are interested in getting involved with the CAC or subcommittees, please contact us at community@rideuta.com

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