There will be no bus, TRAX or FrontRunner service on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Regular service will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Large crowds are expected to be utilizing the system Thursday, Aug. 30, during the evening commute as football fans travel to attend the University of Utah versus Northern Colorado game. The game starts at 5:15 p.m.
To meet demand, we will be providing extra service beginning two hours before kick-off. Riders are advised to plan ahead to ensure they arrive at the game on time.
Paying Your Fare
For customers who require cash fare, transit wristbands are for sale online. The wristbands are $4.70 round-trip. In addition, wristbands will be sold three hours prior to the game at Library, Trolley and the 900 East. TRAX stations and then again after the game at Stadium Station.
Passengers may also choose to purchase one-way or round-trip fares at any of the TRAX stations, or when they board the bus. Round-trip TRAX tickets will be accepted on Route 2 for two hours before and after the game.
Another option is the group pass – $14 for up to four riders round-trip during regular service hours. The group pass is good on TRAX, bus and FrontRunner.
Starting two hours prior to kick-off, additional event trains will be added into regular service. The trains will depart Fashion Place Station (6400 South) and travel directly to Stadium Station. The event trains will have “University” displayed in the header.
Trains will arrive at Stadium Station every seven minutes between 4:09 and 5:24 p.m.
All Red Line trains will travel on their regular schedule and run directly to the University. Blue Line trains will run on their regular schedule and passengers will need to transfer to a Red Line or event train between Fashion Place West and Courthouse (500 South) stations. Green Line trains will also run on their regular schedule and will require a transfer between Central Pointe (2100 South) and Courthouse stations. We recommend transferring prior to Courthouse Station to avoid overcrowding on that platform.
Post game, TRAX trains will provide direct service to Daybreak Parkway and Sandy Civic Center stations. Trains will be identified with “Daybreak” or “Sandy” in the header.
Extra buses will operate between Salt Lake Central and Stadium Station before and after the game – the buses will be on Route 2 and will follow the regular route 1100 East and then deviate to 400 South University Street to serve Rice Eccles Stadium to help carry the large loads coming from FrontRunner. The buses will depart from the north end of Salt Lake Central Station.
The extra buses will also run for one hour following the game.
FrontRunner will operate on its regular schedule. The last northbound trip to Ogden departs Salt Lake Central Station at 11:17 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.
- Purchase your fare in advance.
- Before you cross railroad tracks or enter a TRAX or FrontRunner platform:
- always watch for trains—look both ways
- take off your head phones
- put your cell phone down—no texting or phone calls
- hop off your bike or skateboard
- hold smaller children’s hands
- walk across the tracks or onto the platform when it is safe
- never cross between train cars—always walk around to a designated safe crossing
- Always stand away from the yellow tactile strip when trains approach the platform.
- Never walk or play on tracks or the rail corridor; even for short cuts. It could be deadly and is trespassing, punishable by a $100 or greater fine.
- Never go around a lowered gate or try to outrun a train. Just wait for the train to pass, the gates to lift and lights to stop before crossing the track.
- Never throw things at the train or place things on the track; you could get hurt or even derail the train.
Three times a year – April, August and December – UTA makes adjustments to schedules and routes. The change days are planned into the schedule to accommodate for changes in ridership and traffic. Typically changes are made to improve on-time arrivals and route reliability.
When changes affect more than 20 percent of the route’s service, a public hearing is held in advance to discuss proposed changes (public hearings are now being held to discuss proposed changes in December 2012).
The next change day is Sunday, Aug. 19.
For more information on the routes affected, please see changes below. Additional information on each route can be found on the August 2012 change day page on UTA’s website.
To plan a trip based on the new schedule, use the trip planner and input a date after Aug. 19.
To prepare for the opening of both FrontRunner South (Dec. 10, 2012) and Airport TRAX (April 2013), UTA is proposing a series of service adjustments for Dec. 9, 2012, in Salt Lake and Utah counties.
Public hearings will be held to discuss these proposed changes and gather feedback. Five hearings will be held at separate locations, along with a Twitter chat.
Overview of Proposed Adjustments
Effective Dec. 10, 2012, FrontRunner South commuter rail service will run between Provo and Ogden, Utah.
Salt Lake County service and alignment changes:
Effective Dec. 9, 2012, UTA proposes Salt Lake County routes 6, 209, and 500 will be re-routed to serve the new FrontRunner North Temple station.
Additionally, routes 519 and 520 will be replaced with routes 506, 510 and 512. Routes 3, 54, 209, 218, 248, 517 and 550 will also have routing changes.
Route 347 will be replaced with route 534.
Additional time changes and service hour changes will be made to improve reliability and connectivity at major transfer locations in Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County.
For more detailed information, please review December 2012 route proposals.
Utah County service and alignment changes:
Effective December 9, 2012, UTA proposes all Utah County express bus routes including routes: 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 810, and 817 to and from Salt Lake County will be replaced with FrontRunner rail service.
Also, route 808 service to UVU will be provided by a modified route 805.
All other Utah County routes will undergo modifications to better align the local service to cover more areas in Utah County and to make connections to the new commuter rail service. Proposed routes 805, 806, 807, 809, 811, 821, 830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 836, 842, 850, and 853 will connect to the commuter rail at one of the new commuter rail stations in Utah County.
For more detailed information, please review December 2012 route proposals.
Utah County bus expansion:
Expanded bus service is proposed in Lehi, Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, Orem, Provo, Springville, Spanish Fork, Payson and Santaquin areas.
Salt Lake County Hearing Locations
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Wed., August 15, 2012
Where: Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South, level four meeting room
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., August 16, 2012
Where: South Jordan Library, 10673 South Redwood Road
Utah County Hearing Locations
When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tues., August 21, 2012
Where: American Fork Senior Center, 54 East Main Street
When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., August 22, 2012
Where: Spanish Fork City Hall, 40 South Main
When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., August 23, 2012.
Where: Orem City Offices – 56 North State Street, Council Chambers, Room #100
These meetings will be held in an open house format. UTA staff will be on hand to field one-on-one questions the public may have before submitting their comment.
To assure full participation at the hearing, accommodations for effective communication such as sign language interpreters or printed materials in alternative formats, or a language interpreter for non-English speaking participants, must be requested at least five (5) working days prior to the date of the scheduled event.
Requests for ADA accommodations should be directed to UTA ADA Compliance Officer at 801-287-3536 or dial 711 to make a relay call for deaf or hearing impaired persons.
To request a language interpreter, please contact 801-227-8958.
A Twitter chat to discuss proposed changes will be Thursday, Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m.
UTA will be tweeting from the @rideuta account. Follow the conversation using #utaservice.
General Manager Mike Allegra and operational representatives from the agency will be taking questions regarding UTA’s proposed service adjustments and answering as many of them as they can.
We are limited to an hour and many questions may require a broader explanation. Those inquiries will be responded to in more depth on the UTA blog.
The conversation on Twitter will be tracked and will be included as a part of the official public record regarding the agency’s proposal regarding December 2012, service changes.
Due to the official element of this discussion, @rideuta will be focused on addressing questions related to the proposed changes during this hour. Other questions will be addressed as time permits or once the #utaservice chat is complete.
Questions or comments with obscene language, vulgarity, personal attacks or those meant solely to provoke other readers and/or UTA staff will not be addressed.
Before participating in the chat, you may want to review the agency’s proposed service changes for December 2012.
Want to get your question in early? Tweet @rideuta using #utaservice anytime before the chat.
We are committed to being as transparent as possible and answering all of your questions, even if they are not covered during the one hour chat.
New to Twitter chatting? Here are a couple of tips to get you started:
- Create a free account at Twitter.com
- Search for @rideuta and follow the account
- To view the chat in real time, we recommend following #utaservice on TweetChat.com
- To participate, ask your question or comment and include the hashtag #utaservice in your tweet. Make sure the entire question or comment, including the hashtag, is 140 characters or less.
Written comments or email comments may be submitted to the following addresses: Hearing Officer , Utah Transit Authority, 669 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All comments will become part of the public record if received by 5 p.m., August 31, 2012.
You can also provide formal comment via our online public comment form.
Phone calls and questions about the proposal for Utah County should be directed to 801-227-8957. Phone calls and questions about the proposal for Salt Lake County should be directed to 801-287-2390.
Comments will become part of the public record if received by 5 p.m., August 31, 2012.