Utah Transportation

Utah Transportation

Utah Transportation

Utah is known for one of its best public transport service. The Utah Transit Authority has its public transport plying throughout Wasatch Front of Utah. It has fixed route services of buses, ski buses, express buses, commuter rail line and three light rail lines. These ply between Salt Lake City to Pleasant View.

Utah Transportation


Most of the public transit in the city is managed and operated by Utah Transit Authority. Other than taking care of the bus facility, it also operates the TRAX light rail system. It has two lines, out of which one of it goes towards downtown south to Sandy while the second line goes towards the University of Utah.

UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Information

UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Info
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Locale Salt Lake City metropolitan area
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Transit Type Light rail
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Number of Lines 2 operating
3 under construction
1 planned
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Number of Stations 28 open
19 under construction
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Operation
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Began Operation December 1999
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Operator(s) Utah Transit Authority
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Number of Vehicles 23 Siemens SD-100 LRVs
17 Siemens SD-160 LRVs
77 Avanto S70 (on order)
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Technical
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) System Length 19 mi (30.6 km)
(open lines)
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Track Gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) Standard gauge
UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Electrification Overhead lines

Utah Streetcar Line

Many officials are trying to introduce the streetcar line. It is different from TRAX as it has low capacity and low speed. It is quite similar to Seattle’s South Lake union Streetcar and Portland Streetcar. It would run for about two miles south. It seems to be more convenient for many people.

Utah Air

The Salt Lake City has the Salt Lake City International Airport and is the main service for Delta Connection and Delta Air Lines. This airport has many domestic and international flights to different cities like Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C, Tokyo, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Mexico City and many more places. The regional airport is also known as the South Valley Regional Airport.

Utah Passenger Rail

The national passenger rail known as Amtrak provides an amazing service. It commutes from Salt Lake City which operates its California Zephyr that heads in two directions. This is between Chicago and Emeryville and all across from San Francisco.

Utah Taxi

 There are three main taxicab services from Salt Lake City, Yellow Cab and City Cab. These three provide one of the best services to passengers and people traveling from far off places. 

Utah MAX Buses

The first UTA’s Bus Rapid Transit line was for 3500 in Salt Lake County South. It starts from Magna goes all the way to West Valley City and finally reaches its destination Millcreek TRAX station. The construction of the MAX line in Utah is under planning.

Utah FrontLines

The Mid0-Jordan TRAX Line

It runs from Murray, West Jordan, Midvale, and South Jordan and finally connects the Salt Lake City.

The West Valley City TRAX Line

It connects the South Salt Lake and the West Valley City.

The Draper TRAX Line

It expands TRAX service from Sandy and Draper.

Utah Airport TRAX Line

It starts from downtown Salt Lake and goes to Salt Lake City International Airport.

FrontRunner Provo to Salt Lake City Line

It expands the FrontRunner service from Provo and Salt Lake City.

Utah Major Routes

The UTA starts operating in Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Weber, Utah and Box Elder countries. It is very accessible from Brigham City that is in the north to Payson that lies in the south. It has a good service between all the major cities that starts from Grantsville that’s in the far west of the country.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Utah Department of Transportation Agency Overview
UDOT Jurisdiction State of Utah
UDOT Headquarters Taylorsville, Utah
UDOT Agency Executives John Njord, Executive Director
Carlos Braceras, Deputy Director
UDOT Parent Agency State of Utah
Utah Department of Transportation Website

List of Airports in Utah

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Salt Lake City SLC SLC KSLC Salt Lake City International Airport
St. George SGU SGU KSGU St. George Municipal Airport
Wendover ENV ENV KENV Wendover Airport (charter flights)
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Cedar City CDC CDC KCDC Cedar City Regional Airport
Moab CNY CNY KCNY Canyonlands Field
Vernal VEL VEL KVEL Vernal Regional Airport (was Vernal-Uintah Co. Airport)
        Reliever Airports
Ogden OGD OGD KOGD Ogden-Hinckley Airport
West Jordan U42     South Valley Regional Airport (was Salt Lake City Muni 2)
General Aviation Airports
Beaver U52     Beaver Municipal Airport
Blanding BDG BDG KBDG Blanding Municipal Airport
Brigham City BMC BMC KBMC Brigham City Airport
Bryce Canyon BCE BCE KBCE Bryce Canyon Airport
Delta DTA DTA KDTA Delta Municipal Airport
Duchesne U69     Duchesne Municipal Airport
Escalante 1L7     Escalante Municipal Airport
Green River U34 RVR   Green River Municipal Airport
Halls Crossing U96     Cal Black Memorial Airport
Hanksville HVE HVE KHVE Hanksville Airport
Heber City 36U     Heber City Municipal Airport (Russ McDonald Field)
Hurricane 1L8     General Dick Stout Field
Kanab KNB KNB KKNB Kanab Municipal Airport
Loa 38U     Wayne Wonderland Airport
Logan LGU LGU KLGU Logan-Cache Airport
Manila 40U     Manila Airport
Manti 41U NTJ   Manti-Ephraim Airport
Milford MLF MLF KMLF Milford Municipal Airport (Ben and Judy Briscoe Field)
Monticello U43 MXC   Monticello Airport
Nephi U14 NPH   Nephi Municipal Airport
Panguitch U55 PNU   Panguitch Municipal Airport
Parowan 1L9     Parowan Airport
Price PUC PUC KPUC Carbon County Regional Airport (Buck Davis Field)
Provo PVU PVU KPVU Provo Municipal Airport
Richfield RIF RIF KRIF Richfield Municipal Airport
Roosevelt 74V     Roosevelt Municipal Airport
Spanish Fork U77     Spanish Fork-Springville Airport
Tooele TVY   KTVY Tooele Valley Airport (Bolinder Field)
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Bluff 66V     Bluff Airport
Bountiful BTF BTF KBTF Skypark Airport
Dutch John 33U     Dutch John Airport
Eagle Mountain 17U     Jake Garn Airport
Fillmore FOM FIL KFOM Fillmore Municipal Airport
Glen Canyon U07 BFG   Bullfrog Basin Airport
Huntington 69V     Huntington Municipal Airport
Junction U13     Junction Airport
Morgan 42U     Morgan County Airport
Mount Pleasant 43U MSD   Mount Pleasant Airport
Salina 44U SBO   Salina-Gunnison Airport
Other Military Airports
Dugway Proving Ground DPG DPG KDPG Michael Army Airfield
Ogden HIF HIF KHIF Hill Air Force Base
Notable Private-Use Airports
Hanksville UT03     Hite Airport
La Sal 01UT     La Sal Junction Airport
Oljato-Monument Valley UT25 GMV   Monument Valley Airport
Tremonton UT29     Jack's Airport
Notable Former Airports
Tooele U26     Tooele Municipal Airport (closed after 1989)
Tremonton U27     Tremonton Municipal Airport (closed 1999)