To enhance safety and the riding experience on UTA, riders are asked to abide by the following rules. Questions on Rider Rules can be referred to UTA Customer Service.


  1. Food and beverages in closed containers may be brought on UTA buses, TRAX, Streetcar and FrontRunner, but eating on UTA vehicles is not permitted.
  2. Earphones are required when using audio or video devices, and loud noises are prohibited.
  3. For the safety and well-being of children and other passengers, strollers should be folded and placed under or between seats so that vehicle aisles are clear. Very young children should be held on the lap of an adult. Parents are required supervise their children at all times.
  4. While riding the bus, federal law requires all riders to stay behind the white line located behind the driver.
  5. All riders are required to obey reasonable requests from the vehicle operator or any other UTA representative. Conversations with the bus driver that distract from the safe operation of the bus are prohibited.
  6. Inappropriate, obscene or disorderly conduct is prohibited including using profane, vulgar, foul or abusive language, fighting or threatening to fight, spitting and lewd behavior. Riders may not commit or maintain a public nuisance as defined in Section 76-10-803 of the Utah Criminal Code.
  7. The use of illegal drugs or alcohol consumption and inappropriate behavior resulting from drug and alcohol use are prohibited on any part of UTA’s system or property.
  8. Obscene attire is not permitted, and shirts and shoes are required. The feet of persons with disabilities must be covered (paratransit only).
  9. Individuals with a communicable illness are encouraged to not board any UTA vehicle.
  10. Vandalism, willful destruction of UTA property and littering are prohibited.
  11. Riders may not wear skates on board a UTA vehicle. Skates, skateboards, scooters and other sporting equipment are permitted to be carried on board but must be under the control of the rider at all times.
  12. For safety, please keep vehicle aisles clear of obstacles at all times.
  13. Federal regulations prohibit the transport of flammable or explosive materials, including automotive batteries, on transit vehicles. Battery packs for electric mobility devices and portable oxygen tanks are exempt from this requirement.
  14. Heads, arms and other body parts must be kept inside the transit vehicle at all times. Objects are not to be thrown through any vehicle window.
  15. Offensive body and other odors are prohibited.
  16. Tobacco use is prohibited on UTA vehicles, rail stations, bus stops, and on all other UTA-owned property.