NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UTAH TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RE: Proposed April 2017 Service Changes. UTA is proposing service changes to two local bus routes in Davis County. Public Hearings will be held at the locations listed below to discuss these proposed changes. Two hearings are scheduled to gather feedback on potential changes for route 667 (Lagoon/Station Park Shuttle) and the proposed elimination for route 477 (PARC Center-Davis County Shuttle), both in Davis County.

January 19, 2017
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Pioneer Adult Rehab Center (PARC)
485 Parc Cir, Clearfield, UT 84015

January 26, 2017
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Farmington City Hall
160 Main St, Farmington, UT 84025

At the hearing, Utah Transit Authority will provide an opportunity for citizens, private transportation providers, public officials and interested agencies to comment on the proposed changes. To be included as part of the Public Hearing record, all comments must be postmarked or received by UTA no later than February 5, 2017.

THE FORMAT FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

Open House to review and discuss proposal with UTA representatives; public comment accepted anytime during the Open House.

To assure full participation at the hearing, accommodations for effective communication such as sign language interpreters, printed materials in alternative formats or a language interpreter for non-English speaking participants, must be requested at least five (5) working days prior to the date of the scheduled event. Requests for ADA accommodations should be directed to UTA ADA Compliance Officer at 801-741- 8871 or dial 711 to make a relay call for deaf or hearing impaired persons. To request a language interpreter, please contact the UTA Public Hearing Officer at 801-287-2270.

Written comments or email comments may be submitted to the following address: Erika Shubin, Utah Transit Authority, 669 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, or emailed directly to hearingofficer@rideuta.com. Phone calls and questions about the proposal may be directed to Trevan Blaisdell at 801-287-1246. All comments will become part of the public record if received by 5 p.m. on February 5, 2017.

Proposals are as follows:

Route 477 serves the PARC location in Clearfield from south Davis County with one trip to the PARC facility in the a.m. and one trip returning to south Davis County in the p.m. Ridership has fallen considerably, and the proposal is to move passengers currently riding the 477 to UTA paratransit services. Paratransit representatives will be at the public hearings to answer questions about the proposed transition.

Route 667 is the free fare shuttle in Farmington, which connects the Farmington Station to Station Park, Lagoon and downtown Farmington. Due to heavy loads in the summer and connection issues with FrontRunner, the proposal is to modify the schedule to provide better transfers to and from FrontRunner and to spread passenger loads across 667 trips. In order to accomplish this, service to downtown Farmington would be reduced to every 60 minutes.

Additional information items:

Relevant information about the proposed changes will be available at the Public Hearings, on the UTA website at rideuta.com, or may be reviewed at UTA’s Ogden Transit Center at 2392 Wall Avenue, Ogden UT until February 5, 2017. If commenting via mail, comments must be postmarked or received by UTA no later than 5 p.m. on February 5, 2017 to be part of the Public Hearing record.

Jerry Benson
UTA President/CEO