UTA http://kuer.org en UTA Board Approves Nearly $2 Million in Employee Bonuses http://kuer.org/post/uta-board-approves-nearly-2-million-employee-bonuses <p></p><p>The board that oversees the Utah Transit Authority decided on Wednesday how much money will go into next year’s employee pay-for-performance program. While more UTA employees will get bonuses next year, individual payouts will likely be smaller.&nbsp;</p><p>The agency will divide more than $1.9 million dollars between eligible employees in 2015, compared to last year’s $1.74 million dollars. UTA Spokesman Remi Barron says the 2013 was successful for UTA and its employees.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:39:47 +0000 Whittney Evans 46724 at http://kuer.org UTA Board Approves Nearly $2 Million in Employee Bonuses Salt Lake City, UTA Launch Sugar House Streetcar http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-city-uta-launch-sugar-house-streetcar <p>Transit officials and local government leaders praised the hard work went into the creation of the new Sugar House streetcar at a grand opening ceremony Thursday afternoon.</p><p>After more than six years of planning and $37 million dollars in construction costs the Sugar House streetcar, or S-Line, will open to the public on Sunday. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says the streetcar ushers in an exciting time of growth and development that will benefit the community for years to come.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:06:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39158 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake City, UTA Launch Sugar House Streetcar UTA, First Responders Stage Sugarhouse Streetcar Safety Drill http://kuer.org/post/uta-first-responders-stage-sugarhouse-streetcar-safety-drill <p></p><p>Local police and firemen performed a safety drill this morning (Tuesday) in preparation for the opening of the new Sugar House Streetcar TRAX line.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:44:54 +0000 Nicole Nixon 38112 at http://kuer.org UTA, First Responders Stage Sugarhouse Streetcar Safety Drill Enterprise Rent-A-Car Becomes New Partner for Salt Lake City Car Share Program http://kuer.org/post/enterprise-rent-car-becomes-new-partner-salt-lake-city-car-share-program <p>Salt Lake City, the Utah Transit Authority and Enterprise Rent-a-Car announced a new Wasatch Front car share partnership today. Enterprise vehicles are now available for rental downtown, at various TRAX stations and on the University of Utah and Utah Valley University campuses.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:16:32 +0000 Karina Puikkonen 37738 at http://kuer.org Enterprise Rent-A-Car Becomes New Partner for Salt Lake City Car Share Program New UTA Farepay Cards Let Riders Pay Without Cash http://kuer.org/post/new-uta-farepay-cards-let-riders-pay-without-cash <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public transportation riders began using UTA&rsquo;s new Farepay cards to pay for Trax, FrontRunner and bus rides this week.</span></p><p>Riders with UTA passes subsidized by their school or employer may have already been tapping on and off the TRAX and FrontRunner trains. UTA&rsquo;s new Farepay cards let paying riders do the same thing. They &nbsp;can load the cards with any amount of money between five and five hundred dollars, and the price of the fare is subtracted every time they tap on and off.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:07:05 +0000 Nicole Nixon 36791 at http://kuer.org New UTA Farepay Cards Let Riders Pay Without Cash KUER News Pod: Monday April 15, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-april-15-2013 <p>Work resumes at the Bingham Canyon copper mine, UTA opens its airport TRAX line, and the Utah legislature has only a few days left to overturn Governor Herbert’s veto of HB 76.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87998834&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:06:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27819 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday April 15, 2013 KUER News Pod: Thursday April 11, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-april-11-2013 <p>UTA debuts its new TRAX line to the airport, Chevron begins cleanup in Willard Bay, and a U of U researcher is getting an up close and never before seen view snowflakes.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87440565&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:14:17 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27667 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday April 11, 2013 KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 2, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-april-2-2013 <p>The Utah Pride Center won’t be getting a scout troop, Utah’s courts open up the door to electronics, and UTA puts into effect fare increases.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F86069021&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:17:04 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27226 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 2, 2013 Officials Test Response to Crisis on Airport TRAX Line http://kuer.org/post/officials-test-response-crisis-airport-trax-line <p></p><p></p><p>Utah Transit Authority is set for the grand opening of the Salt Lake Regional Airport TRAX line next month, but before riders can climb aboard law enforcement and emergency management personnel are performing some exercises to prepare for a crisis situation.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:05:10 +0000 Whittney Evans 26714 at http://kuer.org Officials Test Response to Crisis on Airport TRAX Line KUER News Pod: Wednesday March 20, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-march-20-2013 <p>The Salt Lake City Council can’t decide on a final destination for the Sugarhouse Streetcar, Salt Lake City and County reach an agreement for a new performing arts center, and thousands of gallons of diesel fuel spill into Willard Bay Park.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F84139288&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:22:05 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26634 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday March 20, 2013 UTA, UDOT, and Salt Lake City Kick Off the Year of the Bike http://kuer.org/post/uta-udot-and-salt-lake-city-kick-year-bike <p><salt a="" after="" county="" cyclists="" forward="" have="" lake="" launch="" look="" lot="" of="" official="" p="" s="" salt="" the="" to="" too="" year=""></salt></p><p>Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and a number of other regional and state leaders joined together to announce several new projects and events that will make riding a bike throughout the county easier and safer. Becker says they’ve received more positive feedback from their bike initiatives over the past few years than anything else and that this year it will only get better.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:02:13 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25419 at http://kuer.org UTA, UDOT, and Salt Lake City Kick Off the Year of the Bike UTA Says No Free Days Without Service Cuts http://kuer.org/post/uta-says-no-free-days-without-service-cuts <p></p><p></p><p>This week a group of Utah physicians demanded a moratorium on mass transit fares for the remainder of the winter season, joining thousands of Utah residents who continually point to Utah Transit Authority as the key to the regions poor air quality. But UTA says the only way to realize increased ridership is to expand service, which can’t be done in the face of lost revenue.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:16:56 +0000 Whittney Evans 24112 at http://kuer.org UTA Says No Free Days Without Service Cuts UTA Making Route Changes in Preparation for New Airport TRAX line http://kuer.org/post/uta-making-route-changes-preparation-new-airport-trax-line <p>The <a href="http://www.rideuta.com">Utah Transit Authority</a> is holding <a href="http://www.rideuta.com/content/happenings.aspx">public meetings this week on several proposed route changes</a> and reductions.&nbsp;</p><p>In connection with the start of service on the new Airport TRAX line in April UTA is proposing several route changes including eliminating routes in Salt Lake, Tooele, and Davis County. UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter says he thinks for the most part these changes will be well received.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:43:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23686 at http://kuer.org UTA Making Route Changes in Preparation for New Airport TRAX line KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 11, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-december-11-2012 <p>The Utah Transit Authority makes some major schedule changes, the Utah Division of Water Quality finalizes its work on the Red Butte Creek oil spill, and a new study shows how Utah could benefit from the Missouri river.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70855924&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:48:34 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22181 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 11, 2012 UTA Moves Ahead With Service Changes after New FrontRunner Line Opens http://kuer.org/post/uta-moves-ahead-service-changes-after-new-frontrunner-line-opens <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Utah Transit Authority’s Provo to Salt Lake FrontRunner line is open for business as of today. Now UTA officials will turn their attention toward finishing the TRAX line out to the airport. That means some immediate changes in existing TRAX service will affect riders.&nbsp;</p><p>UTA Spokesman Gerry Carpenter says trains moving north to Salt Lake and South to Provo were fully loaded with passengers opening day. He says there were minor hiccups and delays typical of a new service.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:34:23 +0000 Whittney Evans 22152 at http://kuer.org UTA Moves Ahead With Service Changes after New FrontRunner Line Opens Media Tour FrontRunner South Line http://kuer.org/post/media-tour-frontrunner-south-line <p></p><p>The long-anticipated Utah Transit Authority Provo to Salt Lake FrontRunner will open to the public next weekend, but members of the media were invited to climb aboard this morning for a test ride.&nbsp;</p><p>The smooth ride is accompanied by a surprisingly remarkable view of the low lands adjacent to the Jordan River. The trip takes about an hour each way.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:29:56 +0000 Whittney Evans 21768 at http://kuer.org UTA to Begin Testing Airport TRAX Line http://kuer.org/post/uta-begin-testing-airport-trax-line <p>Major construction on the Utah Transit Authority TRAX Line to the Salt Lake International Airport is wrapping up this week with testing scheduled to begin as early as next week. UTA officials announced today the light rail system will be officially open on April 14, 2013. Utah Transit Authority spokesman, Gerry Carpenter, says with commuter rail to Provo opening in December, all metro areas will soon be connected.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:24:48 +0000 Bob Nelson 20172 at http://kuer.org UTA Embraces Smartphone Payment Technology http://kuer.org/post/uta-embraces-smartphone-payment-technology <p></p><p></p><p>Would you consider using your smartphone to pay for coffee at Starbucks? How about your ride on public transit? Both consumers and stores have been hesitant to jump on board, but a joint venture between cell phone companies could boost the popularity of mobile payments in Salt Lake City. And one of the largest participating organizations is the Utah Transit Authority.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:11:24 +0000 Adelaide Chen 19075 at http://kuer.org UTA Embraces Smartphone Payment Technology KUER News Pod: Thursday September 27, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-september-27-2012 <p>Fourth congressional candidates Mia Love and Jim Matheson square off in the first of three debates, Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett announces his own plan to make the county more efficient, and the Utah Transit Authority decides to keep the Free Fare Zones.<br><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F61389180&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:06:37 +0000 Brian Grimmett 18905 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday September 27, 2012