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Key Utah bus route sees low ridership

Bus| June 12, 2012
The joint venture between the Utah Transit Authority, Summit County and Park City only averaged only about 38% ridership. It needed to hit 90% to break even. However, officials are committed to the route for at least one more year.

Utah breaks ground on streetcar project

Rail| May 10, 2012
The Sugar House Streetcar will provide residents of South Salt Lake City with a direct connection to the Utah Transit Authority’s North-South TRAX line, allowing them access to 130 miles of passenger rail. The streetcar is expected to open in late 2013.
Rail| April 18, 2012

UTA: ‘distracted walking’ fines, other measures working

Officials say that it appears, anecdotally, to have “changed the way people behave.” The agency has also replaced sound walls that blocked pedestrian views of trains and added pedestrian swing gates and extra signs to improve safety at rail crossings.
Rail| March 28, 2012

Utah Transit proposes fines for distracted behavior near rail crossings

Under the proposed ordinance, a person caught talking or texting on a cellphone, listening to a portable music device, reading and even attending to personal hygiene or grooming, could be fined by UTA police.
Rail| December 13, 2011

Utah Transit lands $116M for light rail extension

Will fund the Draper Light Rail Project, a 3.8-mile extension of agency’s current TRAX service. The project includes three new stations with park-and-ride-facilities, and will run parallel to the heavily traveled Interstate 15 corridor and make it easier for suburban residents to commute to jobs in Salt Lake City.
Sustainability| November 28, 2011

U. of Utah wireless electric shuttle project gets funding

The project is based on technology developed by Utah State's Energy Dynamics Laboratory and marketed through a spin-off company called WAVE (Wireless Advance Vehicle Electrification).
Rail| November 17, 2011

Utah Transit Authority tightens rail safety

The campaign will include banners and signs inside and outside of train cars reminding people to keep their "heads up - don't text around trains;" "listen up - remove headphones around trains;" "stand back - stay behind the yellow line at stations;" and "look twice - another train could be coming from the other direction."
Bus| November 16, 2011

Transit agencies turn to new, innovative contactless payment systems

Transit agencies, including NJ Transit and Utah Transit Authority, believe that contactless payment systems will help them more accurately plan routes and set fare prices.
Bus| October 18, 2011

UTA’s 2012 budget plans for more riders, revenue increase

Expecting 13 percent more commuters to use public transportation next year. Projected revenue increases are based on an expected rise in TRAX ridership — and higher fares — after the completion this summer of two highly anticipated light rail projects.
Rail| September 15, 2011

Utah taps HDR for streetcar design services

The Sugar House Streetcar project construction costs are estimated to be approximately $37 million. HDR will provide preliminary engineering and final design services for the track work, structures, drainage, utility relocations, stations, street reconstruction and at-grade crossings.

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