UTA is proposing changes to multiple bus routes in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele and Utah Counties for the August 2019 change day and we want to ensure our riders have the opportunity to give us their feedback...As UTA has increased its focus on the bus system and improving service wherever possible, we want to emphasize that most of the proposed changes will expand and increase service, including:


  • More routes
  • Increased frequency
  • Expanded/all-day service
  • Less transfers

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD UNDERWAY THROUGH APRIL 19, 2019 - COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED

UTA has launched a major public outreach and comment effort is to ensure our riders and the public are aware of the proposed changes and to encourage them to provide us with their comments and feedback.

Information about the proposed changes to each route is available below, and there are several ways to submit comments, including:


  • Website: Click the link below to go to your county to review brief descriptions and maps
  • Email: hearingofficer@rideuta.com
  • Phone: 801-743-3882
  • Mail: Utah Transit Authority, 669 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, c/o Eric Callison
  • Public Hearings: six public hearings will be held at the following locations


April 2 at 4:30-6:30 pm:
Taylorsville Library, Meeting Room, 4870 2700 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84129, 801-943-4636

April 9 at 4:30-6:30 pm:
Ogden Intermodal Hub, Lobby, 2350 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT 84401

April 3 at 4:30-6:30 pm:
Utah Transit Authority, Golden Spike Room, 669 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

April 10 at 4:30-6:30 pm:
Provo City Library, Bullock Room, 550 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601

April 4 at 4:30-7:30 pm:
Tooele County Building, Basement Auditorium, 47 S Main St, Tooele, UT 84074

April 11 at 4:30-6:30 pm:
Salt Lake Library, Conference Room B, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

The hearings will be held in an open house format with UTA staff present to answer questions and discuss the proposed changes. Public comment will be taken any time during the open houses.

Accommodations for effective communication such as a sign language interpreter, 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 by contacting the UTA Hearing Officer at 801-287-2288. Requests for ADA accommodations should be directed to UTA’s ADA Compliance Officer at 801-262-5626 or dial 711 to make a relay call for deaf or hearing impaired persons.

All comments about the proposed bus route changes must be received, postmarked or electronically submitted to UTA by 5 p.m. on April 19, 2019 to be considered as part of the public comment record.

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTY


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SALT LAKE COUNTY

Route 2
  • In partnership with Salt Lake City’s Funding our Future program, UTA proposes to have route 2 come more often, run earlier and later, and run on Sundays. On weekdays and Saturdays, service would operate every 15 min from 6 am to 7 pm, as well as every 30 min from 5 am to 6 am and 7 pm to midnight. On Sundays, service would run every 30 min from 7 am to 7 pm.

    The University of Utah previously requested that all bus routes be relocated from the University Hospital loop. As part of a collaborative process, U of U Health Sciences and UTA have agreed that routes 2, 6, and 11 will continue serving the University Hospital loop. Other routes in the area will access the Hospital from the bus stops adjacent to Medical Center TRAX Station on Mario Capecchi Dr.

    In conjunction with UTA’s proposal for route 220, riders would see more frequent service on 200 South between Salt Lake Central Station and University St. Buses would arrive every 7.5 minutes on weekdays between 6 am and 7 pm, and every 15 minutes weekdays between 7 pm and 10 pm. On Saturdays, buses would come every 7–15 minutes between 6 am and 7 pm along this stretch of 200 South. On Sundays, buses would arrive every 15–30 minutes between 7 am and 7 pm.

    Of the two routes, route 2 would maintain the best connection to FrontRunner at Salt Lake Central Station.
Route 2X
  • In response to a request from the University of Utah, route 2X would no longer service the entrance to the University of Utah Hospital. Access to the university hospitals and clinics would be available at bus stops along Mario Capecchi Dr.


Route 3
  • The western end of route 3 would move from Salt Lake Central Station to North Temple Station. This would provide better connections to both southbound and northbound FrontRunner trains. The 3 would continue to service 3rd Avenue, the University of Utah, VA Hospital, Research Park, and This is the Place. Route 3 would be the primary connection from FrontRunner to Research Park with the discontinuation of route 228.
Route 4
  • The new route 4 would partially replace service currently provided by routes 228 and 516. The eastern terminal would be at 3900 South and Wasatch Blvd. The 4 would then travel north along Wasatch Blvd, Foothill Dr, 400 South, 200 South, and back to 400 S before ending at Redwood Road. The objective of this route is to enhance east–west connectivity between the University of Utah, downtown Salt Lake, and the airport. On the eastern end, route 4 is designed to connect with routes 33, 39, and 45.

    On weekdays, service would operate every 30 minutes from 6 am to 7 pm, and every 60 minutes from 5 am to 6 am and 7 pm to 9 pm. On weekends, the 4 would run every 60 minutes from 7 am to 7 pm. This would introduce new weekend service on Foothill Dr.
Route 6
  • The western end of route 6 would move from North Temple Station to Salt Lake Central Station. The route would no longer service North Temple. From 2nd Avenue, it would service State Street and 200 South.

    The University of Utah previously requested that all bus routes be relocated from the University Hospital loop. As part of a collaborative process, U of U Health Sciences and UTA have agreed that routes 2, 6, and 11 will continue serving the University Hospital loop. Other routes in the area will access the Hospital from the bus stops adjacent to Medical Center TRAX Station on Mario Capecchi Dr.
Route 9
  • In partnership with Salt Lake City’s Funding our Future program, UTA proposes to have route 9 come more often, run earlier and later, and run on weekends. On weekdays and Saturdays, service would operate every 15 min from 6 am to 7 pm, as well as every 30 min from 5 am to 6 am and 7 pm to midnight. On Sundays, service would run every 30 min from 7 am to 7 pm.

    The 9 would replace the service that route 516 provides within the Glendale and Poplar Grove communities. The route’s western end would be located at 400 S and Redwood Road. On the eastern end, the route would travel along South Campus Drive and Mario Capecchi Drive, before ending at the University of Utah Union Building.
Route 11
  • The University of Utah previously requested that all bus routes be relocated from the University Hospital loop. As part of a collaborative process, U of U Health Sciences and UTA have agreed that routes 2, 6, and 11 will continue serving the University Hospital loop. Other routes in the area will access the Hospital from the bus stops adjacent to Medical Center TRAX Station on Mario Capecchi Dr.


Route 17
  • Route 17 would shift from Main St to 300 West between 1700 South and 2100 South. On the eastern end of the route, the 17 would be extended to the Union Building at the University of Utah.
Route 21
  • In partnership with Salt Lake City’s Funding our Future program, UTA proposes to have route 21 come more often, as well as run earlier and later. On weekdays and Saturdays, service would operate every 15 min from 6 am to 7 pm, as well as every 30 min from 5 am to 6 am and 7 pm to midnight. On Sundays, service would run every 30 min from 7 am to 7 pm.
Route 200
  • Routes 200 and 500 would be consolidated. Route 500 would be discontinued and route 200 would service the State Capitol via Main St, Columbus St, and 500 North. This would provide 15-minute service to Capitol Hill Monday–Saturday and 30-minute service on Sundays. The northern end of route 200 would move from Salt Lake Central Station to North Temple Station. Access to Courthouse Station would be made at Bus stops along State Street to make connections with the TRAX Blue, Green, and Red lines.




Route 213
  • In response to requests from the University of Utah, route 213 would no longer service the entrance to the University of Utah Hospital. Access to the university hospitals and clinics would be available at bus stops along Mario Capecchi Drive.








Route 220
  • Route 220 would shift from 100 South to 200 South between West Temple and 1300 East. In conjunction with UTA’s proposal for route 2, riders would see more frequent service on 200 South between Salt Lake Central Station and University St. Buses would arrive every 7.5 minutes on weekdays between 6 am and 7 pm, and every 15 minutes weekdays between 7 pm and 10 pm. On Saturdays, buses would come every 7–15 minutes between 6 am and 7 pm along this stretch of 200 South. On Sundays, buses would arrive every 15–30 minutes between 7 am and 7 pm.

    Of the two routes, route 2 would maintain the best connection to FrontRunner at Salt Lake Central Station.

Route 223
  • Route 223 would receive a substantial improvement in frequency. Buses would shift from every 2 hours to every 30 minutes from 6 am to 9am, and 3 pm to 6pm; buses would come every 60 minutes from 9 am to 3 pm, and 6 pm to 9 pm. The northern end of the 223 would also be modified to serve Research Park, university hospitals via Mario Capecchi Drive, and the University of Utah via Central Campus Drive. The route would no longer service 900 South, 1300 East, and South Campus Drive.






Route 228
  • UTA would discontinue route 228 and replace segments of this route with routes 4, 33, 39, 45, and 223.










Route 313
  • In response to a request from the University of Utah, route 313 would no longer service the entrance to the University of Utah Hospital. Access to the university hospitals and clinics would be available at bus stops along Mario Capecchi Dr.


Route 354
  • In response to a request from the University of Utah, route 354 would no longer service the entrance to the University of Utah Hospital. Access to the university hospitals and clinics would be available at bus stops along Mario Capecchi Dr.



Route 500
  • UTA would discontinue route 500 and replace it with route 200. Capitol Hill would receive 15-minute service Monday–Saturday and 30-minute service on Sundays.






Route 516
  • UTA would discontinue route 516 and replace it with routes 4 and 9. Route 4 would operate at a similar level of service to route 516; route 9 would operate every 15 minutes Monday–Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sundays.






Route 551
  • Additional trips would be added on route 551, including during early weekday mornings and weekends, to meet the needs of sponsoring businesses.

TOOELE COUNTY

Route F400
  • Additional morning and evening weekday trips would be added. The bus would no longer enter the Walmart parking lot at 1280 North; instead, on southbound trips it would turn right at 1180 North and circle clockwise along 1280 North before continuing south along Main Street. The bus would also no longer enter the Tooele Senior Citizens Center parking lot on Garden Street; instead it would run along Utah Avenue, 100 East, and Vine Street both directions, with stops located in front of the senior center.
Route F401
  • UTA would discontinue route F401 and replace it with additional trips from Grantsville to Salt Lake City on route 454.
Route F402
  • This bus would no longer enter the Tooele Senior Citizens Center parking lot on Garden.


Route 451
  • UTA would convert route 451 to a Fast Bus and reduce the fare to $2.50 for a one-way trip. Trip times during weekday rush hours would be adjusted to provide more options for commuters. Passengers traveling from Tooele would access Salt Lake International Airport, the International Center, or destinations along North Temple using a coordinated transfer with route 454 at Benson Grist Mill Park-and-Ride.
Route 453
  • UTA would discontinue route 453 and replace it with route 451 service (at the regular local fare), additional trips on route 454, and midday service on route F453.
Route F453
  • The new route F453, a midday Flex route between Tooele and Salt Lake City, would run every 60 minutes from the 2400 North Park-and-Ride in Tooele to Power Station on the Green Line. Service would be offered from approximately 8 am to 4 pm while routes 451 and 454 would not be operating.


Route 454
  • UTA would increase service on route 454 from 1 trip in each direction to 5. Passengers traveling from Grantsville to downtown Salt Lake would have the option of a more direct trip using a coordinated transfer with route 451 at Benson Grist Mill Park-and-Ride. In Grantsville, service would run on SR-112, Durfee St, West St, and Main St.

UTAH COUNTY

Route 811
  • Due to low ridership and low return on investment for this route, route 811 would be discontinued and replaced with the new route 871 and portions of routes 806, 850, and UVX.
Route 850
  • UTA proposes to add Sunday service to route 850, running every 60 minutes from approximately 8 am to 8 pm. Route 850, together with route 871, would serve as the bus connection between Salt Lake and Utah counties. Route 871 would provide service between Draper and Lehi Station, while route 850 would keep its current alignment between Lehi Station and Provo Central Station.
Route 871
  • The new route 871 would travel between Draper Town Center Station and Lehi Station. The 871 would provide service to Adobe, the Outlets at Traverse Mountain, Xactware, and Mountain Point Medical Center. Service would run every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 60 minutes on weekends.

Route 806
  • Route 806 would receive additional trips during weekday rush hours. The 806 would also provide service to Lehi Main St, State St, and American Fork Main St.
Route 863
  • UTA proposes to operate route 863 all day on weekdays, rather than during rush hours only. Some slight alignment changes may be added due to construction.
Route 864
  • Route 864 would have more trips added during weekday rush hours. Some slight alignment changes may be added due to construction.

WEBER & DAVIS COUNTY

Route 601
  • UTA proposes to introduce the new Downtown Ogden Trolley, provided by funding from Proposition 1. This route would connect riders to Ogden Station, Lindquist Field, 25th Street, and The Junction. Route 601 would run every 20 minutes from 6 am to 10 pm Monday–Saturday.


Route F620
  • UTA proposes to add a new Flex route in Ogden and West Haven. Route F620 would run between Ogden and Roy stations via 1900 West, Industrial Dr, and Midland Dr. The F620 would run every 30 minutes on weekdays from 5:30 am to 9:30 am and from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. It would run every 60 minutes between 9:30 and 2 pm and from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.