Activities & Resources
Utah Transit Authority050in Salt Lake City, UT
about Utah Transit Authority:
In Salt Lake, the main TRAX (light rail) line runs from 10000 South in Sandy north into the downtown area, coming up Main Street, turning left onto South Temple, maneuvering around the EnergySolutions Arena and The Gateway, and ending at the Salt Lake Central Station, where riders can transfer to buses and FrontRunner. The University line starts at the EnergySolutions Arena and follows the main line to 400 South, where it turns east and ends at University Medical Center on the University of Utah campus. Stops on the U of U campus include Rice-Eccles Stadium, 1790 South Campus Drive, Fort Douglas, and the University Medical Center.
TRAX operates from approximately 5:30am-11pm Mon-Thu, 5:30am-1am Fri-Sat, and 9:30am-9:30pm Sun. Check the website for holiday schedules. When large events occur at the EnergySolutions Arena, TRAX often runs trains later into the evening to accommodate the crowds when the event is over. Be sure to buy TRAX tickets before boarding the train. Tickets can be purchased at any of the TRAX stops.
Bus lines criss-cross the valley. In many cases it seems the purpose of the bus lines is to deliver people to TRAX stations. To find an appropriate bus route, call UTA or use the on-line trip planner on the website. Most buses run from 6am-12m on weekdays, and 7am-12m on Saturdays. Sunday service has limited regular routes
Free Fare Zone: If boarding and exiting the bus or train within the downtown area (400 West to 200 East and 500 North to 500 South) no tickets are required.
Ski buses run November to April from Park and Ride lots at the bases of Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude.
Bicycles are permitted on all routes except Ski Service and Paratransit Service. On TRAX trains, cyclists must board through only the front or back door of a car, and must stand with their bike for the duration of the ride. Only two bikes are allowed in the front and back of each car.
FrontRunner trains depart Salt Lake City at the Salt Lake Central Station, where it's transfers between TRAX, FrontRunner, and buses take place. The FrontRunner takes passengers to Ogden, with stops in Pleasant View, Ogden, Roy, Clearfield, Layton, Farmington, and Woods Cross.
Monthly and daily UTA passes/tickets can be purchased from the website.