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Paratransit Operators Cite Ever-Higher Demand

Accessibility| August 8, 2011
What’s new? Not much. Ridership is still high, and funding is still vanishing. Many providers are still looking to technology to cope and some are including new types of vehicles in their fleets. Travel training, which appears to be growing in popularity, may be a partial solution.

Construction Firm Building America’s Transit Future

Rail| August 8, 2011
Major challenge is the surge of competition that has surfaced in the industry vying for a piece of the high-speed rail industry, which hasn’t materialized yet.
Rail| August 2, 2011

Utah extends 2 rail lines, adopts color-coded names

The new Mid-Jordan and West Valley City TRAX extensions will begin passenger service on Sunday. The completion of the extensions ushers in a new color-coded name system for the various rail lines.
University| July 25, 2011

Utah Transit, universities adopt collective agreement

Changed from each of Utah's colleges and universities independently negotiating year-to-year with transit agency to collective bargaining on behalf of most of the state’s higher education schools. The goal is to stabilize transit pass pricing.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

Travel Training Options Help Take the Pressure Off Paratransit Services

Transit agencies are relieving some of the costs coming from paratransit programs with travel training mobility centers, in-person assessments and more flexible bus routes.
Rail| May 18, 2011

Utah Rail Plan Key to Greener, More Sustainable Communities

As one component of a comprehensive plan to improve mobility and air quality and decrease traffic throughout the Wasatch Front, the commuter rail line and four light rail lines in the Frontlines Program will add 70 miles to the Utah Transportation Authority's existing 64-mile rail network.
Accessibility| March 23, 2011

Disabled rights committee opposes Utah fee hikes

A proposal to increase paratransit fares 60 percent by 2013 will force many riders to choose between going to medical appointments, purchasing food or refilling prescriptions, claims the Disabled Rights Action Committee. The agency said it has held off on raising fares since 2008.
Bus| February 14, 2011

Open Fare Payment Systems Convenient for Riders, Transit Systems

One of the benefits of letting riders pay fares using a smart card-based bank card is it allows the transit agency get out of the ticket business. However, costs are still a problem due to transaction fees charged by the banks offering them.
Mobility| January 25, 2011

Utah Transit revamps website, adds customer tools

Upgrades include an improved trip planner, with a mobile trip planning application; simplified navigation; greater emphasis on rider information; a social media hub and a carpool matching database.
Bus| October 6, 2009

Utah receives federal grant for intermodal center

Allows UTA to advance design and engineering on the Orem Intermodal Center, which will be completed prior to the opening of its FrontRunner Provo to Salt Lake City commuter rail line in 2012 or 2013.

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