Dear Valued Riders

We are here to serve our community during these challenging times. We realize our service is vital to the community and many people depend on us to get to where they need to go. While many events and other social gatherings may be canceled, people still need to get to work, social services and loved ones. We take this responsibility very seriously and our goal throughout this situation is to maintain our regular service as much as possible.

We will be reducing the length of our FrontRunner trains to three cars, which will include one single-level car and two bi-level cars. This will move the ADA/assisted boarding location 85 feet north of the usual ADA/assisted boarding location. Engineers will hold at stations to provide passengers who need boarding assistance enough time to board/alight trains. The Conductor and/or Train Host will be available to help those who may need assistance.

Route Modifications

As part of the ongoing effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, keep everyone safe and ensure fiscal responsibility, we will be reducing service temporarily beginning April 5, 2020. Our decision to temporarily reduce service did not come easy. However, after evaluating the situation and closely monitoring our ridership we have decided to focus our resources on providing critical service for those who depend on us for their essential travel needs at this time.

Weekday Service

 

FrontRunner

  • Frequency adjustment from 30 minutes to 60 minutes

Trax

  • Frequency adjustment from 15 minutes to 30 minutes

Bus

  • Fixed Route Bus
    • Maintaining hours of service on most routes
    • Adjusting frequency on most 15 and 30 minute bus routes
    • UVX frequency adjusting from 6 minutes to 15 minutes
    • Suspending some commuter bus routes

Saturday Service

 

FrontRunner

  • Trains will stop running earlier on Saturdays

Trax

  • Frequency adjustment from 20 minutes to 30 minutes

Bus

  • Fixed Route Bus
    • Adjusting frequency of service on 15 minute bus routes to 30 minutes
    • UVX maintaining 15 minute frequency
    • All other bus routes retaining Saturday schedule

Sunday Service

 

FrontRunner

  • No service on Sunday currently

Trax

  • Frequency adjustment from 20 minutes to 30 minutes

Bus

  • All routes retaining Sunday schedule

Additional Information

Paratransit

  • Regular service available. No service changes.

UTA on Demand by Via

  • Shared rides will be limited to 3 passengers instead of 6 for social distancing.

Bus Bike Cards

  • In an effort to slow the spread and protect everyone from the COVID-19 virus, UTA is discontinuing the use of bike cards until further notice. However, we still need our operators and riders traveling with bikes to be in close communication to ensure safety.
  • When traveling with a bike on our buses, please inform your operator that you will be retrieving your bike when you exit the bus so they do not move the bus until you are clear.

Modified Bus Routes

 

   Route Service Area Service Modifications
 455  Serving Weber State University

 The following times have been suspended beginning March 23rd. Regular service available outside of the trips below: 

                                                                     455 Southbound                               455 Northbound

                                                                     -11:02 AM                                            -6:54 AM

                                                                     -1:10 PM

 473  Serving Weber State University

 The following times have been suspended beginning March 23rd. Regular service available outside of the trips below:

                                                                     473 Northbound

                                                                     -7:05 AM

                                                                     -8:10 AM

 Route 606   Serving a closed work activity center.   Service Suspended
 Route 608  Serving a closed work activity center.   Service Suspended
 Route 626  Serving a closed high school.  The following times have been suspended beginning March 23rd. Regular service available outside of the trips below:

                                                                     626 To Clearfield Station

                                                                     -7:15 AM short trip from 1550 S & 2000 S

 Route 627  Serving a closed high school.  The following times have been suspended beginning March 23rd. Regular service available outside of the trips below:

                                                                     627 To DTC

                                                                     -7:42 AM from Clearfield Station

                                                                     -7:48 AM from Pepper Ridge Apartments

 Route 640  Serving a closed high school.  The following times have been suspended beginning March 23rd. Regular service available outside of the trips below:

                                                                     640 To Layton Hills Mall

                                                                     -7:29 AM short trip from Clearfield Station

 Route 650  Serving Weber State University  Service Suspended beginning March 23rd
 Route 674  Serving Powder Mountain  Service Suspended
 Route 675  Serving Snowbasin  Service Suspended
 Route 677  Serving Snowbasin  Service Suspended 
 Route 880  Serving Sundance Resort  Service Suspended 
 Route 919  Serving West High School  Service Suspended 
 Route 920  Serving West High School  Service Suspended 
 Route 953  Serving Snowbird and Alta  Limited Service. Please check schedule
 Route 972  Serving Solitude and Brighton  Limited Service. Please check schedule
 Route 994  Serving Snowbird and Alta  Limited Service. Please check schedule

Safety and Cleanliness

What We are Doing to Keep You Safe: Vehicle, Station and Facility Cleaning

Despite the precautionary measures we are taking, we know there may be concerns about riding transit at this time. In addition to our regular daily vehicle and station cleaning, we have implemented additional disinfecting and social distancing measures to keep you safe, including:

  • Daily rail vehicle disinfecting of all hand and grab rails that are frequently touched.
  • Daily bus vehicle wipe down using a disinfectant.
  • Daily mopping of transit vehicle floors with a disinfectant.
  • Daily cleaning at rail stations and facilities with a disinfectant.
  • UTA is providing hand sanitizer to our Bus Operators.
  • Bus Operators and Transit Police Officers are not handling passes and will be conducting visual fare inspections only.
  • To follow social distancing best practices and keep everyone safe while riding, we are moving the yellow passenger line back on our buses so that there is 6 feet between our operators and riders.
  • With more people staying home, there is more space on buses and trains for riders to socially distance while riding.
  • A COVID-19 work group has been assembled within UTA and we are prepared to implement additional measures should the state experience a major outbreak.

What You Can Do to Stay Safe

We all have a part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and can keep everyone safe by following recommendations from our health experts:

  • Stay home if you are sick, feel COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has the COVID-19 virus
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Disinfect shared surfaces and frequently touched objects
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • If you have to cough or sneeze, be sure to do so in your arm or a tissue