Passengers who’ve traveled on FrontRunner with cash fare can ride the shuttle for free, that includes passengers in groups of up to four who are traveling on a group pass ($14). Monthly or electronic passes will not serve as valid fare for shuttle transportation.
FrontRunner will run its regular hourly schedule on Saturday, May 26. FrontRunner does not run on Sundays.
The last Hill Air Force show was in 2009. It attracted more than 400,000 visitors. A similar crowd is expected this year and attendees are encouraged to plan accordingly.
H. David Burton, the former presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was sworn in as member of the Utah Transit Authority’s board of trustees today. Burton was appointed to the board by Gov. Gary Herbert and will serve a term of four years.
Burton was recently released from his calling as the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a position he held for 16 years. During that time, Burton handled the Main Street Plaza and City Creek projects.
He has vast knowledge of the area and is well-versed in urban planning from a policy planning level.
Burton previously served as a counselor in the Presiding Bishopric and a budget officer in the LDS Church. He was also formerly employed by Kennecott Utah Copper and the Utah Tax Commission.
The UTA board of trustees is composed of 15 individuals. The governor makes one appointment to the board.
As the weather warms up, children spend more and more time outside. Whether they are taking a trip to visit one of the area’s splash pads or just playing in the neighborhood, chances are they may be around active rail.
Though UTA has visited hundreds of classrooms along the Wasatch Front and there’s a good chance your child has received rail safety training, reviewing the rules and regulations is always a good idea.
Each year UTA works with local officials and biking community members to host a number of fun activities and this year is no exception…We will be participating in the following bike related events this week.
Salt Lake County Activities
May 15 – Salt Lake City/County Bike to Work Day.
Activities kick off at 7:30 a.m. at the northeast corner of Liberty Park. Participants are invited to join Mayor Peter Corroon and Mayor Ralph Becker for a ride to the Salt Lake County Government Center (2100 S State Street) then on to the City & County Building (451 S State Street).
Ride your bike to Liberty Park or travel on Route 9.
May 18 – UTA Bike Bonanza.
UTA’s annual bike celebration, the Bike Bonanza, runs from 4 – 8 p.m. at Gallivan Plaza (239 South Main Street). The event is free to the public and attendees will be treated to free pizza and lots of fun activities. In addition, there will be a free raffle for some incredible bikes and biking gear. The event also serves as packet pick up for Cycle Salt Lake.
Ride your bike or take TRAX to this event.
May 19 – Cycle Salt Lake Century bike race.
The race begins at Utah State Fair Park (155 north 1000 West) promptly at 7:30 a.m.
Utah County Activities
May 15 – Provo City Bike to Work Day.
Participants will meet at the Historic County Courthouse West Lawn (University Avenue and Center Street) at 7:30 a.m.
May 17 – Orem City Bike to Work Day.
Participants will meet at Orem City Center Park North Pavillion (100 North 300 East) at 7:30 a.m.
Stop by any of these fun events to say hi and learn how you can integrate biking into your travel.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is one of the most recognizable charity events in the nation. This Saturday, May 12, thousands will participate in the annual one mile walk or 5K run.
The event, which occurs in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, will have an impact on service.
Early Frontrunner trains will depart Odgen at 6:16 a.m. and 7:16 a.m. and arrive at Salt Lake Central at 7:07 a.m. and 8:07 a.m.
A special event TRAX train will depart Sandy Civic Center at 6:48 a.m. and arrive at Library at 7:21 a.m.
An early Red Line TRAX train will depart Daybreak Parkway at 6:46 a.m. and arrive at Library at 7:31 a.m.
Bus Service Adjustments
Route 200 and 205 will be affected by the race. Please be aware of service adjustments and plan accordingly.
Route 200 to Murray Central TRAX: South on 400 South, west to West Temple, south to 800 South, east to Main Street, south to Herbert Ave., east to State Street, south via regular route.
Route 200 to Salt Lake Central Station: North on State Street to Herbert Ave. (1060 South), west to Main Street, north to 800 South, west to West Temple, north to 400 South, east to State Street, north via regular route.
Route 205 to Murray North TRAX Station: South on 500 East to 400 South, east to 700 East, south to 1300 South, west to 600 East, south to Sherman Ave. (1330 South), west to 500 East, south via regular route.
Route 205 to Salt Lake Central Station: North on 500 East to Sherman Ave. (1330 South), east to 600 East, north to 1300 South, east to 700 East, north to 400 South, west to 500 East, north via regular route.
Those participating in the race and spectators should plan to pay regular posted fare.
If you’re traveling in a group, consider the group pass – $14 for up to four riders to ride round-trip during regular service hours. The group pass is good on bus, FrontRunner and TRAX.
Last fall, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood visited Salt Lake City to formally announce a $26M Tiger II grant for use on the Sugar House Streetcar Project. Tomorrow, May 9, he will join Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood, UTA Chairman Greg Hughes and UTA General Manager Michael Allegra at a groundbreaking event for the project at 2 p.m. at 2235 S. Main Street, in South Salt Lake City.
The Sugar House streetcar is a two-mile modern streetcar line that will run from the 2100 South TRAX Station to the Sugar House commercial district near Highland Drive at approximately 2235 South.
The line will include seven stations located at Central Pointe TRAX, State Street, 300 East, 500 East, 700 East, 900 East, and McClelland Street (1045 East).
Ridership is projected at 3,000 average weekday boardings. Upon completion, it will connect to more than 130 miles of rail service across the Wasatch Front.
It’s a big weekend at the movies…The summer’s big blockbuster, The Avengers, opened in theaters.
Since this movie bring together six of the Marvel Comics superheros – Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor – it’s bound to be a hit. There are a number of large theater complexes accessible by transit.
Visit your local Disney Store (City Creek or University Mall) for Junior Avengers Training. Training sessions run at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Free Comic Book Day – Saturday, May 5
It also happens to be Free Comic Book Day. Celebrated the first Saturday in May, participating book shops around the world give away select comic books absolutely free. There are a number of participating shops along the Wasatch Front accessible by transit.
Planetarium, Old Greek Town and Salt Lake Central TRAX stations will be closed to service Saturday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 23. The closure is necessary to complete the construction that will connect the new Airport TRAX line at the intersection of 400 West and South Temple (just west of Arena Station) with the rest of the system.
Downtown Temporary Shuttle System
For the duration of the closure, TRAX trains will travel no further west than Arena station. However, FrontRunner trains and UTA buses that currently make connections at Salt Lake Central Station will continue to do so. UTA will operate a bus shuttle to convey passengers to and from Salt Lake Central Station and the central business district.
The bus shuttle will operate on 15-minute frequency Monday through Saturday from 5:25 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. and 30-minute frequency on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
The shuttle route will go north from 600 West 300 South at Salt Lake Central Station then east on 200 South to 300 West. At 300 West, it will turn north to North Temple, then east to West Temple, and complete its loop back to 300 West on South Temple. From there it will return to Salt Lake Central Station via 300 West, 200 South and 600 West.
Downtown Traffic Restrictions
The closure will also affect car travel on 400 West and South Temple. Northbound vehicles will be detoured at 100 South to 300 West. Southbound traffic will still be able to travel through the affected area.