Thursday, April 27, 2006

Deseret News Articles On UTA's new General Counsel

UTA Picks New General Counsel

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Standard-Examiner article on UTA contractor awards

UTA contractors win multiple awards for safety

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 387

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 387:

From the Intermodal Depot via 600 West, 200 South, 300 West, North Temple, State Street, 800 South, 800 West, 700 South, 900 West, 2100 South, Redwood Road, Parkway Avenue, Lake Park Blvd, Bangerter Highway, 3100 South, 4000 West/4015 West/4000 West, 6200 South, Dixie Drive, Kentucky Drive, Aviation Drive, Jordan Landing Blvd/4000 West/4030 West, South Jordan Parkway, 11400 South, 4000 West, 12600 South, 3600 South, and 13400 South to the Riverton/Herriman Transit Center.

Limted Stop Area: Will make all Fare Free Zone stops then 800 South/State, 800 South/200 West, Welfare Square, 1300 South, 1700 South, 2100 South/900 West, 2100 South/Redwood Road, Redwood and Parkway. From Parkway and Redwood to south terminas route will make all stops.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 30-minute, Sunday 60-minute.

Buses: 40-foot buses.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 337

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 337:

From the Intermodal Depot via 600 West, 200 South, 400 West, 400 South, State Street, North Temple, Redwood Road, and 13400 South to the Riverton/Herriman Transit Center.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 15-minute, Saturday 30-minute

Stops: All Free Fare zone stops, Redwood/North Temple, 500 South, 800 South, California, 2100 South, 3500 South, 4100 South, SLCC, 4700 South, 5400 South, 6200 South, 7000 South, 7800 South, 9000 South, 10600 South, 11400 South, 12600 South, and Redwood Road/13400 South.

Buses: 40-foot BRT buses

Monday, April 24, 2006

Deseret News Article on UTA's ISO Green Rating

UTA noted for 'green,' management standards

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 312

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 312:

From the Magna Transit Center via 2700 South, 8400 West, 3500 South, Market Street, 3650 South, and 2700 West to the West Valley Transit Center. Then via 2700 West and 3500/3300 South to the Millcreek TRAX station. Then via 3300 South and Wasatch Drive to the Wasatch Transit Center. Then via Wasatch Drive, I-215, Foothill Drive, Wasatch Drive, South Campus Drive, University Drive, and 100 South/North Campus Drive to the University of Utah Medical Center.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 20-minute.

Stops: 3500 South/8400 West, 7200 West, 5600 West, 4800 West, 4000 West, 3200 West, West Valley Transit Center, Redwood Road, Millcreek TRAX, State Street, 700 East, 1300 East, 2000 East, 2700 East, 3300 East, Wasatch Transit Center, 1300 South, Sunnyside, Hunstman Center, 200 South/University Drive, 100 South/North Campus Drive.

Buses: 40-foot BRT buses

Article from the Tribune on the "new" TRAX cars

Rolly: 'New' trains on TRAX need some duct tape

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Deseret News Article on Ballot Issues

TRAX, open space, stadium on ballot?

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 310

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 310:

From the University of Utah Medical Center via North Campus Drive/100 South, University Drive, South Campus Drive, 1300 East, 11000 South, Automall Drive, through Southtowne Mall, Centennial Drive, and 10000 South/Sego Lily to the Sandy Civic Center TRAX station.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 30-minute. Will provide alternating every 15-minute limited service along 1300 east from 5600 South to 7800 South in conjuction with Route 320.

Stops: All stops until University Drive and South Campus drive then 900 South, 1300 South, 1700 South, 2100 South, 2700 South, 3300 South, 3900 South, Murray-Holladay Road, 5600 South, Fort Union Blvd, Creek Road, 7800 South then all stops to end of line.

Buses: 40-foot BRT buses

Replaces a portion of Route 33

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Salt Lake Tribune Editorial on TRAX

Speed up TRAX: Plan to build 4 new lines sooner makes sense

Deseret News Article on I-15 in Utah County

New 4th lane closing again along I-15 in Utah County

Deseret News Article on Hot Lanes Approval

Utah commission OKs stretch of I-15 toll lanes

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 319

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 319:

From the Intermodal Depot via 600 West, 200 South, 700 East/Van Winkle Expressway, 1300 East, and Draper Parkway to the Draper transit center.

Stops:

Will make all Fare Free Zone stops, then 400 East, 700 East/200 South, 400 South, 600 South, 900 South, 1300 South, 1700 South, 2100 South, 2700 South, 3300 South, 3900 South, 4500 South, 900 East, 5600 South, 7000 South, 7800 South, 8400 South, 9400 South, 10600 South then makes all local stops from 11100 South to end of line.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 30-minute service. Will provide alternating every 15-minute service in conjuction with line 310 from 7800 South to Van Winkle Expressway (310 will provide the local service from 7800 south to 110000 South.

Buses: 40-foot BRT buses.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Deseret News Article on Southtowne Mall

This must be the reason UTA is gone from Southtowne Mall. The question is, what provision is being made for the return of UTA bus service or are the mall owners anti-transit?

South Towne to expand

I do have to give the owners credit, the concept of the hybrid mall looks interesting and may be the future of many malls with the major changes taking place in retail.

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 318

My proposal to revamp Utah Transit Authority bus service.

I have gone through all my proposed local routes. Now I am going to start with the Limited Route buses. This buses will make limited stops on a portion or all of their routes. They are designed for speed over local service. This routes along with the Express routes covered later will define "Bus Rapid Transit." All of these routes would get light controls and would used specialized BRT style buses even if part of their route is local service. Another goal for these routes would be to have Proof of Payment fare systems like TRAX on their limited sections.

Route 318:

From the Intermodal Depot via 600 West, 200 South, 700 East/Van Winkle Expressway/Highland Drive (2000 East) to the Highland Drive Transit Center.

Limited Stops: All fare free zone stops, 400 East, 700 East/200 South, 400 South, 600 South, 900 South, 1300 South, 1700 South, 2100 South, 2700 South, 3300 South, 3900 South, 4500 South, 900 East, 1300 East, 5600 South, 6200 South, 7000 South, Bengal Blvd, Creek Road, and Newcastle.

Once Highland Drive is finished through Draper route 318 will be extended via Highland Drive as a local service all the way to the Point of the Mountain Transit Center.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute service rush hours only. After Draper extension will be Monday-Saturday 30-minute.

Buses: 40-foot BRT buses.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Deseret News Article on Hot Lanes

'HOT' lanes likely coming

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 193

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 193:

From the Salt Lake International Airport via Bangerter Highway, I-80, Wright Brother Drive, Amelia Earhart Drive and 5600 West to the Westside Transit Center (proposed). Then via 5600 South, 7000 South, 5490 South, 7800 South, Grizzly Way, 9000 South, 5600 West/Hawley Park Drive, Old Bigham Highway, and 4800 South to 9000 South.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute, Saturday 60-minute

Buses: Cutaway Van Buses

This route is largely new service and will not replace any existing routes.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 184

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 184:

From the Salt Lake International Airport via Bangerter Highway, 1820 South, 3200 West, 2100 South Frontage Road, 3600 South, 5400 South, 4270 West/Misty Way/Center Park Drive, Jordan Landing Blvd, 7800 South, Welby Park Drive, 8200 South, Farm Road, 4000 West, 9000 South, 3400 West, 9800 South/Skye Drive, Yorkshire Drive, 10200 South, 4000 West, South Jordan Pakrway, Bangerter Highway, 11400 South, 3600 West, and 13400 South to the Riverton/Herriman Transit Center.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute, Saturday 60-minute.

Buses: Cutaway Van Buses.

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 165

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority Bus service.

Route 165:

From the Salt Lake International Airport via Bangerter Highway, I-80, North Temple, N 2400 West, North Temple, 2200 West, 1700 North, Morton Road, Morton Drive, 1300 North, Redwood Road, 1000 North, 900 West, 200 South, and 600 West to the Intermodal Terminal. Then via 600 West, 200 South, 900 West, 700 South, 800 West, 800 South, 900 West, 3300 South, 700 West, 3900 South, 500 West, Vine Street and Cottonwood to the Murray Central TRAX station.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute; Saturday 60-minute

Buses: 30-foot buses.

Replaces parts of routes 3, 19, 20, 26, 41, 42

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Article on the first day of bus changes


Transit change a wild ride for many

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 181

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 181:

From the University of Utah hospital via North Campus, Medical Drive, Wasatch Drive, Foothill Drive, 1300 South, 1900 East, 900 South, 900 West, 800 South/Indiana/900 South/3800 West, California, Pioneer, 2760 West, North 2100 South Frontage Road, 3200 South, 3500 South, Market Street, 3650 South, and 2700 West to the West Valley Transit Center. Then via 2700 West, 3500 South, 3200 West, 7000 South/Jordan Landing Blvd, Campus View Drive, Plaza Center Drive/Aviation Drive, Jordan Landing Blvd/7000 South, 3200 West, South Jordan Parkway/10600 South, Southtowne Mall, Centennial Parkway, and 10000 South/Sego Lily Drive to the Sandy Civic Center TRAX station.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 30-Minute Service, Sunday 60-minute. Will provide alternating every 15-minute service from Redwood Road and South Jordan Parkway to Southtowne Mall and will be part of extremely frequent service from Southtowne Mall to Sandy Civic Center TRAX station.

Buses: 35-foot buses.

Replaces portions of routes 5, 17, 42, and 52

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Articles about UTA's bus route cuts

UTA makes a record 53 route changes

Salt Lake-area bus changes

TRAX adjusts times for sporting events

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 175

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 175:

From the Centerpointe TRAX station via 2100 South, Redwood Road, Printers Row/Decker Lake Blvd, Parkway Blvd, Decker Lake Lane, Decker Lake Drive, 3500 South, Market Street, 3650 South and 2700 West to the West Valley City Transit Center. Then via 2700 West, 3500 South, Decker Lake Blvd/2200 South, 5400 South, South Jordan Canal Road, 6200 South, 2200 West, 11400 South, Gold Dust Road, 11800 South, 2240 West/2200 South, 12600 South, 2700 South, 13400 South, Redwood Road, 13970 South, 1950 West, 13800 South, 2200 South, 14400 South, 3600 West, and 13400 South to the Riverton/Herriman Transit Center.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute, Saturday 60-minute

Buses Used: Cutaway Van Buses

Will primarily be new service.

Friday, April 14, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 160

My proposal to revamp Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 160:

From the Murray Central TRAX station via Cottonwood Street/Vine Street, 5600 South, Fashion Blvd, Winchester Street, 700 East, Greenwood Ave, 900 East, South Union Avenue, 1000 East, 8600 South/8680 South, and 300 East to the Historic Sandy TRAX station. Then via 300 East, and Sego Lily Drive to the Sandy Civic Center TRAX station. Then via Sego Lily, 700 East, and 12300 South to the Draper Transit Center. Then via 12300 South, Fort Street, 13800 South, 200 East and Higland Drive to the Transit Center at Point of Mountain (future TRAX station).

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute, Saturday 60-minute

Buses: Cutaway Chasis Buses

Replaces Route 24 and portions of routes 10 and 27

Thursday, April 13, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 148

My proposal to revamp Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 148:

From the Herriman/Riverton Transit Center (proposed approx. 13400 South and 3600 West) via 13400 South, Admiral Drive, Shaggy Peak Drive, Emmeline Drive, 14200 South, Rose Canyon Road, and 13100 South/12600 South/12300 South to the Draper Transit Center. Then via 12300 South/Draper Parkway/1700 East, Dimple Dell Road/10600 South, through Southtowne Mall, Centennial Drive, and 10000 South/Sego Lily Drive to the Sandy Civic Center TRAX station.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 30-minute, Sunday 60-minute.

Buses: 30-foot buses.

Murray Transit Oriented Development News

Murray to hear 5 Fireclay presentations

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 142

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority Bus Service.

Route 142:

From Daybreak Rim Drive and Kestril Rise Road (to be extended with expansion of Daybreak) via Daybreak Rim Drive, 11400 South, 1300 West (temple Drive), 12600 South, 700 West, (will travel directly down 11400 South once road is connected across Jordan River), 11400 South/11270 South, High Mesa Drive, Dimple Dell RoaD/10600 South, through Southtowne Mall, Centennial Parkway, and 10000 South/Sego Lily Drive to the Sandy Civic Center TRAX station.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute, Saturday 60-minute. Will provide alternating 15-minute service along from TRAX to 10600 South and 1700 East in conjunction with route 148.

Buses: Cutaway Van Buses to be upgrade to 30-foot buses.

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 133

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 133:

From 7800 South and U-111 via 7800 South, 6700 West, 8200 South, 5600 West, 9000 South, 4800 West, Old Bingham Highway, and 9000 South to the Historic Sandy TRAX station. Then via 9000 South/9400 South and Highland Drive to the Highland Drive Transit Center. Then via Highland Drive, 9400 South to the Little Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride Lot.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 30-Minute, Sunday 60-Minute

Buses: 35-Foot Buses.

Replaces portions of Routes 90 and 94

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 130

My proposal to revamp Utah Transit Authority Bus Service.

Route 130:

From U-111 and 7800 South via 7800 South/West Center Street/7720 South to the Midvale Center TRAX station. Then via 7720 South, State Street, Greenwood Avenue, 900 East, South Union Avenue/Creek Road, 3500 East, Wasatch Drive, 7000 South, and 3000 South to the Transit Center at Cottonwood Corporate.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute, Saturday 60-minute.

Buses: 30-foot buses.

Replaces portions of Routes 24, 44, and 88

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 127

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 127:

From the Westside Transit Center via 5600 West, 6200 South, South Wakefield Way, Tuft Circle, High Bluff Drive, 7000 South, 4800 West, 7800 South, and Jordan Landing Blvd/7000 South/7200 South to the Midvale/Fort Union TRAX station. Then via 7200 South/Fort Union Blvd/7000 South and 3000 East to the Transit Center at Cottonwood Corporate.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 30-Minute, Sunday 60-Minute. Coordinated 15-minute service provide from Midvale/Fort Union TRAX station to Highland Drive/2000 East in conjuction with Route 9.

Buses: 30-Foot Buses.

Replaces Routes 82 and 85.

Deseret News Editorial on TRAX tax

Make TRAX with more tax?

Monday, April 10, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 125

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority Bus Routes.

Route 125:

From the Westside Transit Center (proposed) via 5400 South, Copper City Drive, 6200 South (Bennion Blvd), 1300 West, and Winchester Street to the Fashion Place West TRAX station. Then via Winchester, Fashion Blvd, 5900 South/Vine Street, Van Winkle Expressway, 6200 South, and 3000 East to the Transit Center at Cottonwood Corporate.

Frequency: Monday-Friday 30-minute; Saturday 60-minute

Buses: Cutaway Van Buses until ridership requires regular buses.

Replaces: Portion of Route 84 on Copper City Drive, routes along Winchester otherwise new service.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 123

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 123:

From the Westside Transit Center (proposed) via 5400 South/5300 South to the Murray Central TRAX station. Then via 5300 South, State Street, 5600 South, Highland Drive, Bengal Blvd, 2700 East, 7200 South, and 3000 East to the Transit Center at Cottonwood Corporate.

Freqency: Monday-Saturday: 30-minute service; Sunday : 60-minute service. Will provide alternating 15-minute service from the Westside Transit to State Street in conjuction with Route 122.

Replaces portions of Routes 10, 32, and 84.

Will be part of the Route Enhancement program from the Westside Transit Center to State street.

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 122

My proposal to revamp Utah Transit Authority Bus service.

Route 122:

From the Westside Transit Center (proposed at 5400 South and 5600 West) via 5400 South/5300 South to the Murray Central TRAX station. Then via 5300 South, Vine Street, Woodoak Lane, 900 East, 4500 South, 1100 East/Brickyard Road, 1300 East, 3300 South, Imperial Street, 2700 South, 1700 East/Ram Blvd, 2100 South, 1900 East, Sunnyside, Guardsman Way, South Campus Drive, University, and 100 South/North Campus Drive to the University of Utah Hospital.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday 30-Minute, Sunday 60-Minute. Will provide alternating 15-minute service from the Westside Transit Center to 5300 South and State Street in conjuction with route 123. Will also be part of frequent service in U of U area.

Replaces portions of Routes 7, 52 and 84.

Buses: 35-Foot Buses

Section from the Westside Transit Center to State Street will be part of the bus route enhancement program.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Deseret News Opinion Poll about TRAX tax

Utahns favorable to a tax for TRAX

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 121

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority Bus Routes

Route 121:

From the West Valley Transit Center via 2700 South, 3800 South, 2200 West, Bruin Drive, Redwood Road, Murray-Taylorsville Road/4800 South, Box Elder, and Cottonwood to the Murray Central TRAX station. Then via Cottonwood, Box Elder, 4800 South, Van Winkle Expressway, Murray-Holladay Road, Holladay Blvd, 2300 East, 3300 South, 2000 East, Parkway Ave, 1700 East, 1700 South, 1500 East, 900 South, Guardsman Way, 500 South, 1300 East, South Campus Drive, Business Loop, South Campus Drive, Wasatch Drive, Wakara Way, Chipeta Way, East Medical Drive, 1900 East, and North Campus Drive to the University of Utah Hospital.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday: 30 minute service

Buses: Cutaway Van Buses to be upgraded to 30-foot buses when ridership warrents.

Replaces a portion of routes 41 and 52 but otherwise new service.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Article in the Tribune about the bus cuts

Bus routes set for changes

While I have made my opinion know about most of these bus cuts, the article mentions about the renumbering of Route 43 to 17. Why is UTA doing this? What purpose does it service? After all its not like UTA has a bus number system unless you count that Utah County is the 800 series and Weber County is the 600 series. Just another one of UTA's uncustomer friendly decisions.

Deseret News Article on Mountain View Corridor

Tolling may get project on west side rolling

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 119

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority Bus service.

Route 119.

From the Westside Transit Center (proposed) via 5400 South, Copper City Drive, Westridge Blvd, 4700 South/4715 South/4700 South, 2200 West, Bruin Drive, Redwood Road, 4700 South, Atherton Drive, 4500 South, Main Street, and Fireclay to the Murray North TRAX station. Then via Fireclay, Main Street, 4500 South, 1300 East, Murray-Holladay Road, Holladay Blvd, 2300 East, 4500 South/4430 South, and Wasatch Blvd to the Wasatch Transit Center.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday: 15-minutes; Sundays: 30-minute

Buses Used: 40-foot buses

Replaces Route 40

Route will be part of the bus service enhancement program.

Monday, April 03, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 116

My proposed restructuring of Utah Transit Authority Bus Service.

Route 116:

From the Westside Transit Center (proposed-5400 South and 5600 West) via 5600 West, 4100 South, and 2700 South to the West Valley Transit Center. Then via 3500 South, Market Street, 3650 South, 2700 South, 4100 South, 2200 West, Bruin Way, Redwood Road, and 4100 South/3900 South to the Meadowbrook TRAX station. Then via 3900 South and Wasatch Blvd to the Wasatch Transit Center.

Frequency: Monday-Saturday: 30-Minute Service. Will provide alternating 15-minute service from 5600 West and 4100 South to 3900 South and 2300 East in conjunction with Route 115.

Buses: 40-Foot Buses.

Replaces route 39 and a portion of route 40

Sunday, April 02, 2006

My Proposed UTA Restructuring-Route 115

My proposal to revamp Utah Transit Authority bus service.

Route 115:

From the Magna Transit Center (proposed) via 2700 South, 8000 East, 4100 South, and 2700 West to the West Valley Transit Center. Then via 2700 West, 3500 South, Market Street, 3650 South, 2700 West, 4100 South, 2200 West, Bruin Blvd, Redwood Road, and 4100 South/3900 South the Meadowbrook TRAX station. Then via 3900 South, 2300 East/Holladay Road, and Murray-Holladay Road to 1300 East.

Frequency: 30-Minute Service 7 Days a Week. Will provide alternating 15-minute service in conjuction with route 116 from 5600 West and 4100 South to 2300 East and 3900 South.

Buses: 40-Foot Buses.

Replaces portions of routes 39, 52, and 66.