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Free Utah Transit Authority buses and trains in February 2022

Old Jan 26, 22, 11:31 am
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Free Utah Transit Authority buses and trains in February 2022

All UTA fares are free for month of February in effort to improve Utah’s air quality

This is a test to see if it makes sense to have UTA buses and trains be free all the time.
For any skiers planning trips to SLC in February, UTA's new light rail station at the airport is now in service and UTA serves most of the resorts.
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Old Jan 26, 22, 6:24 pm
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Which ski resorts does UTA serve?
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Old Jan 26, 22, 7:43 pm
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I have a feeling this is being subsidized by federal dollars.
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Old Jan 27, 22, 9:52 am
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Which ski resorts does UTA serve?
This link will get you started.
https://www.rideuta.com/Rider-Info/Ski-Service
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Old Jan 27, 22, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by amanuensis View Post
This link will get you started.
https://www.rideuta.com/Rider-Info/Ski-Service
Thanks.

Didn’t realize IKON Pass meant free public transit to some resorts there. Will have to keep that in mind for next season.

I may try to go without a car to Park City this season, just to see how it goes.
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Old Jan 27, 22, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post

I may try to go without a car to Park City this season, just to see how it goes.
You probably already know this, but for anyone else interested, the Utah Transit Authority buses will get you to Summit County but then you have to transfer to other buses to get around because Summit County and Park City went their own way and are not part of the UTA service area. But both the Summit County and Park City transit systems are free all the time and tend to have very frequent service.

Summit County transit: https://highvalleytransit.org/

Park City transit: https://www.parkcity.org/departments...rvice/about-us
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Old Jan 16, 23, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
Thanks.

Didn’t realize IKON Pass meant free public transit to some resorts there. Will have to keep that in mind for next season.

I may try to go without a car to Park City this season, just to see how it goes.
Probably not a bad idea since PC now charges 25$ day for parking. Police reports increased violations on city streets where all day parking not permitted due to that.
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Old Jan 23, 23, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by amanuensis View Post
You probably already know this, but for anyone else interested, the Utah Transit Authority buses will get you to Summit County but then you have to transfer to other buses to get around because Summit County and Park City went their own way and are not part of the UTA service area. But both the Summit County and Park City transit systems are free all the time and tend to have very frequent service.

Summit County transit: https://highvalleytransit.org/

Park City transit: https://www.parkcity.org/departments...rvice/about-us
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Probably not a bad idea since PC now charges 25$ day for parking. Police reports increased violations on city streets where all day parking not permitted due to that.
We will be staying in SLC this March to do some skiing and other activities. Is it worth the effort to take public transit? There will be three of us. May be toting ski equipment (will ask separately about vacation questions).
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Old Jan 23, 23, 1:26 pm
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We will be staying in SLC this March to do some skiing and other activities. Is it worth the effort to take public transit? There will be three of us. May be toting ski equipment (will ask separately about vacation questions).
It depends. Where are you planning on staying? A hotel in downtown SLC or at a resort or somewhere else? Is everyone an adult?

What is your budget? You will have to pay for parking at resorts. And if you rent a vehicle, make sure you rent one that is good in snow and slick roads. But those type of vehicles can be really expensive to rent. But nonetheless needed; March can be wildly uneven in the weather department.
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We are staying downtown SLC at a hotel. three of us, 2 adults, 17 yo teen. Wed are renting from National, so, we get to pick.....from whatever is there.
There for 8 days, but probably skiing only 3 with trips elsewhere like hiking, Great Salt Lake, snowmobiling, Olympic Park. So we will have a car.
Given the cost of skiing, the extra $25 won't be killing me. But sounds like it may depend on the weather?
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Old Jan 23, 23, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by djp98374 View Post
I have a feeling this is being subsidized by federal dollars.
While this particular "experiment" might be funded federally, there is a growing sentiment in many places to make public transit "free" meaning no fare collection. Part of the reason is to encourage use, but another part is to rationalize the layers of bureaucracy in places like NYC and probably also a method to transfer the future debts of these organizations to larger audiences (state of NY being larger than the city of NY being larger than the community of straphangers who use the MTA).
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Old Jan 23, 23, 5:56 pm
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We are staying downtown SLC at a hotel. three of us, 2 adults, 17 yo teen. Wed are renting from National, so, we get to pick.....from whatever is there.
There for 8 days, but probably skiing only 3 with trips elsewhere like hiking, Great Salt Lake, snowmobiling, Olympic Park. So we will have a car.
Given the cost of skiing, the extra $25 won't be killing me. But sounds like it may depend on the weather?
Since you are planning on renting a vehicle anyway, then I think sticking with that would probably work out best for you.
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