You may remember UTA launched trial bus service to Park City. We are thrilled about the opportunity the service will provide to employees commuting to Summit County to work at the resorts and appreciate the option locals will have for recreational travel as well.
After celebrating the inaugural bus trip, we decided to check out the local dining for this week’s installment of Urban Ticket. We selected Cafe Terigo – an Italian restaurant – located on Park City’s Main Street just beyond the Park City Transit Center
We decided on outside dining so that we could enjoy both the gorgeous weather and the beautiful view, but the inside is just as lovely.
The lunch menu offers a variety of salad, pizza and sandwiches for about $15 a plate.
Park City menus tend to be a bit more pricey than those in Salt Lake, but due to the area’s international clientele most restaurants have their menus posted outside so that you can view the options before going in.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Extra TRAX trains will run before each session of LDS semi-annual general conference. The extra Blue Line trains will leave Sandy Civic Center for downtown at 8:18 a.m., 8:38 a.m., 8:58 a.m., 9:18 a.m., 12:38 p.m., 12:58 p.m. 4:40 p.m. and 4:58 p.m. Immediately following each session extra Blue Line trains will be in service to Sandy.
UTA will run five additional direct trains from Fashion Place West Station to Rice-Eccles Stadium for the football games. Additional trains will depart every 10 minutes from 3:18 p.m. to 4:58 p.m. These trains will have “University” displayed in the header. Post game, TRAX trains will provide direct service to Daybreak Parkway Station (Red Line) and Sandy Civic Station (special trains). Trains will be identified with “Daybreak” or “Sandy” in the header.
All other trains will travel on their regular schedule. Trains depart every 20 minutes. Red Line trains run directly to the University. Passengers interested in traveling downtown will need to transfer to a Blue or Green line train anywhere between Fashion Place West and Courthouse stations. For passengers traveling to the University, Blue Line trains will require a transfer between Fashion Place West and Courthouse stations, while Green Line trains will require a transfer between Central Pointe and Courthouse stations. We recommend transferring prior to Courthouse Station to avoid overcrowding at that platform.
All TRAX trains will have extra cars before and after the events to accommodate more riders.
FrontRunner will provide regular Saturday service, with departures every 60 minutes. Trains leave Ogden at 16 minutes after the hour. Upon arrival passengers may choose to use TRAX, which will depart Salt Lake Central Station every 10 minutes. For passengers traveling north after each session, FrontRunner departs the station every 60 minutes at 57 minutes after the hour. The last northbound train departs Salt Lake Central Station at 11:16 p.m.
FrontRunner passengers traveling to the game may board any TRAX train leaving Salt Lake Central Station and transfer at Courthouse Station or take a direct shuttle bus to the stadium.
Extra buses will operate a direct shuttle between Salt Lake Central and Rice-Eccles Stadium before and after the football game. The buses will display “University” in the header. The buses will depart between 3:07 p.m. and 5:07 FrontRunner arrivals.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Early morning TRAX trains will run every 20 minutes from Daybreak (Red Line) beginning at 7:36 a.m., from Sandy Civic Center (Blue Line) beginning at 7:40 a.m. and from West Valley Central (Green Line) beginning at 7:40 a.m. Travelers using the Red Line will need to transfer prior to Court House to travel to Temple Square.
Extra Blue line trains will leave Sandy Civic Center for downtown at 8:18 a.m., 8:38 a.m., 12:38 p.m., and 12:58 p.m. There will be at least two extra trains departing Downtown to Sandy Civic Center following each session.
Try out the group pass—$13.50 for up to four riders to ride round-trip during regular service hours. The group pass is good on TRAX, bus and FrontRunner.
UTA offers University of Utah football event passes valid for travel to and from the games on UTA buses and TRAX. The passes are only available at UTA Customer Service Outlets and at Courthouse, Library, Trolley and 900 East stations two hours prior to kick-off on game day. Future event passes may be purchased online prior to game day and will be delivered via mail.
Bus service between Salt Lake City and Park City is set to begin operation on Monday, Oct. 3. The new route, set to operate as a commuter service, will initially operate on weekdays.Weekend and holiday service will begin with regular ski service on Dec. 9.
The cost for a one-way trip is $5.50. Three-day or 30-day passes are also available. Standard UTA passes, including the ECO and ED pass will not be accepted. UTA anticipates that employers will choose to subsidize the trips by providing transit cards to their employees.
UTA will run express coaches equipped with bike racks and WiFi from Salt Lake Central Station, through the University of Utah campus to 2100 East where it will travel to Parley’s Canyon. The route will stop in Summit County at Jeremy Ranch, Kimball Junction, The Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort, Park City Transit Center and Deer Valley.
Our December Change Day is quickly approaching and thought we anticipate few major changes to the system this winter, public hearings will be held in September.
Service reductions and alignment changes on Route 811, alignment changes on Route 830 and new limited local bus service on Route 822 to Santaquin will be covered in two meetings:
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Provo City Library (550 N. University Ave), Brimhall Room
Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sandy City Hall (1000 Centennial Parkway), Multi-Purpose Room
Route 811 will no longer be serving State Street in Draper between 12300 and 10000 South. The Route will continue to serve Sandy Civic Station. Route 201 will serve this corridor weekdays and Saturday, but there will not be service on Sunday.
Route 811 will no longer offer service south of the Timpanogos Transit Center. There will be no service between the University Mall and 21 East and 200 South in Provo.
Route 830 Route 830 will no longer use 200 North between University Avenue and 400 East in Provo. It will use 100 North between University Avenue and 400 East in Provo.
Route 822 Route 822 will be extended to serve Santaquin residents with limited local fixed route service connections to Payson and points north along the alignment.
If you cannot attend either public hearing, but would like to comment on the proposal, please contact Ken Anson at 801-227-8957 or email@example.com by 8 a.m. Oct. 6, 2011.
In fact, if you weren’t looking for Pat’s you might never find it. The restaurant is housed in an old industrial-style warehouse. Regardless, the location draws in hundreds of patrons each week, particularly on Friday – burnt ends day.
Once a weekend barbecue competitor, Pat turned his passion into a full-time occupation after winning several national awards. His food continues to come in as a winner, whether it’s the ribs, barbecue brisket, chicken or pulled pork. The Southern-style spread also includes a variety of sides like red beans and rice and cornbread.
Menu items start out at about $5 and run to about $15. The Friday burnt ends special runs just under $12.
While devouring the tasty fare, diners are frequently treated to live Blues.
Have you tripped over to Pat’s BBQ? Guy Fieri from The Food Network’s Diners Drive In’s and Dives has. Why don’t you check out what he had to say!
Utah has been home to a strong Greek community since the early 1900′s when the population exploded due to mining- related job growth. The local Greek Orthodox parish was one of only 14 recognized in the United States and remains one of the largest parishes west of Chicago.
UTA originally recognized the city’s Greek influence with the naming of Old Greek Town Station at 525 West 200 South – located in the heart of the city’s original Greek settlement.
To learn more about the Salt Lake City Greek Festival, follow the festival on Facebook and/or Twitter.
A 5K associated with the festival taking place Saturday, Sept. 10, will affect local bus service between 7:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Please note detours:
Route 2 to U of U: East on 200 South to 400 West, South to 400 South, east to West Temple, north to 200 South, east via regular route.
Route 2 to SL Central Station: West on 200 South to West Temple, south to 400 South, west to 400 West, north to 200 South, west via regular route.
Route 3 to U of U: East on 200 South to 400 West, South to 400 South, east to West Temple, north to 200 South, east via regular route.
Route 3 to SL Central Station: West on 200 South to West Temple, south to 400 South, west to 400 West, north to 200 South, west via regular route.
Route 200 to Murray Central Trax: East on 200 South to 400 West, south to 400 South, east to 200 East, north to South Temple, west to State Street, south via regular route.
Route 200 to SL Central Station: North on State Street to South Temple, east to 200 East, south to 400 South, west to 400 West, north to 200 South, west via regular route.
Route 205 to Murray North Trax: East on 200 South to 400 West, south to 400 South, east to West Temple, north to 200 South, east via regular route.
Route 205 to SL Central Station: West on 200 South to West Temple, south to 400 South, west to 400 West, north to 200 South, west via regular route.
Route 220 to 1300 East: East on 200 South to 400 West, south to 400 South, east to West Temple, north to 200 South, east via present detour routing.
Route 220 to SL Central Station: West on 200 South to West Temple, south to 400 South, west to 400 West, north to 200 South, west via regular route.
Route 470 to Salt Lake: North on 300 West to North Temple, west to 600 West, north to 200 South, east to 500 West, south to 400 South, east to 200 East, north to South Temple, west to State Street, south via regular route.
Route 470 to Ogden: North on State Street to South Temple, east to 200 East, south to 400 South, west to 500 West, north to 200 South, west to 600 West, north to North Temple, east to 300 West, north via regular route.
Route 517 to Jordan Meadows: East on 200 South to 600 West, north to North Temple, west via regular route.
Route 517 to SL Central: East on North Temple to 600 West, south to SL Central Sation.
Route 519 to Fairpark: West on 200 South to West Temple, south to 400 South, west to 500 West, north to 200 South, west to 600 West, north to North Temple, west to regular route.
Check out the Utah State Fair Sept. 8-18. The Fairpark, located at 1000 West North Temple, can be accessed by several bus routes. The two most popular routes – Routes 218 and 517 – originate at Salt Lake Central Station.
The Fair is open daily. Hours Sunday through Thursday are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday/Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
On opening day, Thursday, Sept. 8, the Utah State Fair is running a $5 special on all tickets. Regular tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for youth age 6-12, children 5 and under are free.
As in year’s past, the Fair will feature a multitude of livestock exhibits, as well as entertainment, rides and food vendors.
For more information on the Utah State Fair, check out the Fair’s Facebook page or Twitter account.
Airport TRAX Construction:
We are in the midst of constructing the Airport TRAX line in the area. The line will run west along North Temple to the Salt Lake International Airport. It will feature six stations including a transfer station to FrontRunner commuter rail.
We will adjust work along North Temple in the area of the State Fairpark to accommodate the Utah State Fair. At least one lane on North Temple will be open in either direction at all times. If you choose to drive to the venue, exercise caution through the construction zone on North Temple.
West of Fairgrounds construction will be taking place in the center of North Temple between 2400 West and the Jordan River Bridge. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction but left-turns will be allowed only at signalized intersections.
East of Fairgrounds construction will be taking place in the center of the roadway from 600 West to 800 West. Construction will be taking place on the outside lanes and roadside from 800 West to 1000 West, but business access will be maintained throughout the area.
For nearly three years, UTA has provided service to Pleasant View via FrontRunner with four daily trips. Beginning today, the connecting service will be provided by bus, but with more daily trips.
Hopefully the additional service will help to bring new transit riders on board. The ridership on FrontRunner has failed to grow between Ogden and Pleasant View due in large part to the shuttle’s limited schedule. Unfortunately, more FrontRunner service to Pleasant View has not been possible due to a major limiting factor; UTA doesn’t own the track between Ogden and Pleasant View.
Instead of running on its own track, as it does from Ogden to Salt Lake City, UTA operates on track owned and operated by the freight railroad. A shared-operating agreement allows UTA to run a maximum of three round trips in the morning and three in the evening. The remainder of the day is dedicated to freight, limiting UTA’s ability to schedule additional trips that would attract more riders.
The same budget previously spent providing four FrontRunner round trips from Ogden to Pleasant View will now be used to provide 17 bus round trips that will serve additional locations throughout the community.
The long-term success of FrontRunner service north of Ogden depends on two key factors: its ability to attract riders and by providing regular and frequent service.
To accomplish this, UTA needs to acquire its own right-of-way and build and operate on its own set of tracks. Steps are already being taking toward this goal. A portion of transit funds collected in Box Elder County are being dedicated toward preserving railroad corridor from the Weber County line north to Brigham City. UTA is working with elected officials in Weber County to set aside similar funds collected there to acquire right-of-way between Ogden and Pleasant View.