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.
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) 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
|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)
|UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Track Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) Standard gauge|
|UTA Transit Express (TRAX) Electrification||Overhead lines|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It runs from Murray, West Jordan, Midvale, and South Jordan and finally connects the Salt Lake City.
It connects the South Salt Lake and the West Valley City.
It expands TRAX service from Sandy and Draper.
It starts from downtown Salt Lake and goes to Salt Lake City International Airport.
It expands the FrontRunner service from Provo and Salt Lake City.
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 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|
|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|
|Vernal||VEL||VEL||KVEL||Vernal Regional Airport (was Vernal-Uintah Co. 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|
|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|
|Milford||MLF||MLF||KMLF||Milford Municipal Airport (Ben and Judy Briscoe Field)|
|Nephi||U14||NPH||Nephi Municipal Airport|
|Panguitch||U55||PNU||Panguitch Municipal 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)|
|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|
|Morgan||42U||Morgan County Airport|
|Mount Pleasant||43U||MSD||Mount Pleasant 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|
|La Sal||01UT||La Sal Junction Airport|
|Oljato-Monument Valley||UT25||GMV||Monument Valley Airport|
|Notable Former Airports|
|Tooele||U26||Tooele Municipal Airport (closed after 1989)|
|Tremonton||U27||Tremonton Municipal Airport (closed 1999)|