UTA is partnering with Via, a leader in on demand shared rides, to launch a new microtransit pilot service in southern Salt Lake County. Microtransit is an innovative form of on demand transportation that connects riders with other transit services as well as to other local destinations in the community. Via’s technology matches multiple riders headed in a similar direction into a single vehicle, with routing that allows for quick and efficient shared trips without lengthy detours or relying on fixed route schedules.
The UTA On Demand by Via pilot services about 65 square miles in the cities of Bluffdale, Draper, Herriman, Riverton and South Jordan. The pilot service area includes seven TRAX and FrontRunner stations and will help UTA study effective first-and-last mile connections to our bus and rail services.
Your trip must start and end within the designated service area. After booking a ride, the app will display the pick-up location where the vehicle will meet you. Via is a corner-to-corner service, so you’ll be picked up and dropped off close to your final destination.
Take a look at the service area map below:
Try UTA on Demand by Via Today!
Try UTA On Demand by Via and get your first two rides FREE! Use promo code: RIDEVIA in the Via app. Here’s how it works:
Download the Via app
Request a ride – we’ll pick you up nearby in minutes!
Get in and go!
Once you’ve taken your first two rides, all rides are just $1.00 through December 31, 2019! Grab your friends and take a ride! Starting January 1, 2020 the regular $2.50 adult one-way fare takes effect.
Riders who use mobility devices can request a ride from an accessible van by selecting wheelchair accessibility in their profile. Once turned on, all your trips will be booked for an accessible vehicle.
If you don’t have a mobile phone you can get help booking a ride by calling 385-217-8191. You may also use this number for questions about the Via app or any other questions regarding Via’s services. Or send a message to Via’s rider support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Pay
You can pay for your ride in the Via app using a credit or debit card linked to your account, which can be added in your app or added to your account over the phone, just call 385-217-8191.
You can also pay using valid UTA tickets or passes by selecting the option UTA Pass/Ticket/Transfer in the app under Payment Methods and show your ticket or pass when you board. For more detailed ways to pay, visit Via’s help center.
Requesting Rides from UTA TRAX and FrontRunner Stations
UTA TRAX and FrontRunner stations have designated pick-up/drop off locations. If you’re catching a ride from a station please find this sign for quick pick-ups and drop offs.
This is a pilot program and we want to hear from you! Click the link to share your experience or give feedback on the service. Your input will help UTA plan for future applications of this type of service.
To provide feedback on the service or UTA specific questions, please contact UTA customer service at 801-RIDE-UTA (801-743-3882) or at email@example.com.
To get help booking a ride, questions about the Via app or any other questions regarding Via’s services you can call 385-217-8191 or send a message to Via’s rider support at firstname.lastname@example.org