UTA has completed work to make a major travel corridor more accessible to riders with disabilities. All 32 stops along 200 South between Salt Lake Central Station and 1300 East are now equipped with cement pads, which enable riders in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility to board buses more easily. Most stops have shelters to protect riders from the elements.
Work to improve stops along the corridor started in 2014 and concluded earlier this year. Many UTA bus routes, including 2, 3, 11, 205, 220, 307, 320 and 902, travel along 200 South to connect riders to destinations like Salt Lake Central Station, the University of Utah, medical centers, shopping areas, senior centers, low income housing and the Salt Palace Convention Center. The 3.1-mile corridor is one of the most traveled in the UTA system, with an average of 1,145 boardings per mile each weekday.
UTA is working to improve accessibility along many of its major travel corridors. The agency recently partnered with Salt Lake City to improve stops along 1700 South. Every stop on State Street between North Temple and 800 South is now equipped with a cement pad and shelter, and UTA plans to improve State Street stops between 2100 South and 5400 South this year. UTA has also improved eight stops on Redwood Road, and is in the process of using Prop 1 funding to add cement pads and shelters to stops on Washington Boulevard in Ogden.