Regional Zero-Fare Transit Study
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The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), the Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) jointly conducted a study to evaluate the potential effects of partially or fully eliminating fares on the UTA system. The study was a data-informed, technical process intended to provide decision makers with information regarding the financial, operational, and community-related tradeoffs of four different alternatives to partially or fully eliminating transit fares.

Box Elder to Weber County Corridor Preservation
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UTA is working with willing sellers to purchase a 50-foot
corridor adjacent to Union Pacific’s track between Ogden and Brigham City, to
support future transit options linking these communities. UTA has successfully
obtained several properties, including a future station site, in Box Elder

Davis-SLC Community Connector
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Building on the successes of Routes 455 and 470, this proposed Bus Rapid Transit system will connect southern Davis County and Salt Lake City communities to opportunities including jobs, entertainment, and recreation. See details here.

UTA Five-Year Service Plan
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The Five-Year Service Plan is a dynamic guide for UTA’s near-term future. It’s a snapshot in time, will be updated periodically, and reflects UTA’s intended service based on the best information available. Learn more.

Future of Light Rail Study
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A comprehensive analysis of UTA’s light rail network is needed to determine which improvements to pursue in both the near and long term to adapt to growth and evolving travel patterns. Details are here.

Midvalley Connector
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The Midvalley Connector is a Bus Rapid Transit system being developed to link Murray Central Station with the SLCC Redwood Campus in Taylorsville and West Valley Central Station. See more details here.

Point of the Mountain Transit Study
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This study, completed in December 2020, has identified a Locally Preferred Alternative corridor to provide high-capacity Bus Rapid Transit between southern Salt Lake County and northern Utah County.

South Utah Valley Transit Study
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The South Utah Valley Transit Study is evaluating options for providing high-capacity transit service in the southern portion of Utah County, between Provo and Santaquin. Learn more here.

Tooele Transit Study
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UTA is preparing to evaluate and recommend transit services to address growth, economic development opportunities and regional mobility needs across the Tooele Valley and connecting to the Salt Lake Valley. See here for details.

Depot District Clean Fuels Tech Center
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This facility will provide the bus storage and maintenance resources needed, including electric bus charging and service, for Salt Lake County’s growing population and demand for public transit service.

Tiger Grant Project
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Federal TIGER funding is being used for hundreds of projects throughout the UTA Service Area to make it safer and easier to walk and bike to transit, leading to better air quality and reducing traffic congestion. Learn more.

SD Overhaul
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The original TRAX vehicles, which began service in 1999, were Siemens SD100 cars. UTA has since added 17 Siemens SD160 light rail cars. UTA is overhauling these vehicles, by federal requirement, to safely achieve their projected 30-year operational lifespan.

Ogden Express (OGX)
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Once complete, this electric Bus Rapid Transit system will provide service from the Ogden FrontRunner Station, through downtown, along dedicated bus lanes on Harrison Boulevard and through the Weber State University campus, and to McKay-Dee Hospital. Details are here.

Central Corridor Transit Study
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UTA, in collaboration with the UDOT, Mountainland Association of Governments, and seven cities in Utah County, is studying options for faster and more frequent high-capacity transit service between Lehi and Provo. Learn more. 

Bus Speed and Reliability Study
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The BSRP is a system-wide, ongoing effort to improve the speed and reliability of bus service across UTA’s service area. The BSRP is modeled on similar programs at peer transit agencies that have successfully improved bus operations through interventions at locations where delays occur. The program is beginning with a small number of high-ridership initial study routes but is envisioned as a long-term process to address delay anywhere it occurs in the network.

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