Monday, January 30, 2006

My Proposed Restructuring of UTA Routes-Route 4

This continues my proposal for a revamped UTA bus network that will bring efficiency yet be more customer friendly.

While the first 3 routes where not that different from current routes, the next set of routes will show some radical changes to the system.

Route 4:

Route 4 will start at the Salt Lake International Airport

Then will run via Bangater Highway, 500 South/400 South/500 South, 1300 East, South Campus Drive, Business Loop, South Campus Drive, Wasatch Drive, Foothill Drive, Wakara, Komas, Arapeen, Sunnyside, Foothill Drive, I-215, and Wasatch Blvd to the Wasatch Blvd Transit Center. (I will discuss the transit centers in a future entry so keep reading!). The via Wasatch Blvd, 6200 South and 3000 East to the Transit Center at Cottonwood Corporate. The via Little Cottonwood Canyon, 7000 South, Wasatch Drive, Bengal Blvd, 3500 East, Wasatch Blvd, Kings Drive, Aspen Way, Wasatch Blvd, 1700 East/12600 South to the Draper Transit Center (Future TRAX Station).

Replaces Portions of Routes: 34 and 14.

Service Frequency: Monday Through Saturday: 30-Minute Sunday: 60-Minute
Route will also provide alternating 15-minute service from downtown to Foothill and 2100 East in conjunction with Route 5.

Buses: 30-Foot buses until ridership justifies 35-foot buses.

Advantages of route: Gives direct service from airport to the U of U and east bench areas. Direct bus service from the southern valley to the U of U, downtown and the airport.

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