Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UTA Press Release

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Contact: Gerry Carpenter, 801-859-6095

Date: March 30, 2010 Press Release

UTA Accepting Nominations

For “I Choose to Use” Awards

The Utah Transit Authority is currently accepting nominations for its “I Choose to Use UTA” awards. The annual recognition honors individuals with disabilities who choose to use UTA’s accessible fixed route buses and rail service to achieve independence through mainstream, integrated public transit.

Nominations will be accepted through May 10. An application is available on UTA’s website at or may be requested in alternate format to Sherry Repscher, ADA Compliance Officer, at (801) 287-3536 (voice) or dial 711 to make a relay call.

“There are many deserving individuals who have increased their independence by choosing to ride UTA’s fixed route services,” John Inglish, UTA General Manager said. “We hope the public will help us by submitting a nomination for someone who deserves recognition for their efforts.”

Award winners will be announced on Monday, July 12, at UTA’s annual ADA Celebration, which recognize progress in transit options since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The event is sponsored by UTA and its community advisory group, the Committee on Accessible Transportation.

For more information about UTA accessibility and the Committee on Accessible Transportation, visit


Established in 1970, UTA has become a multi-modal transportation leader that is 100 percent accessible with 69 light rail vehicles, 35 commuter rail cars and more than 600 buses. UTA’s TRAX light rail system is currently averaging more than 40,000 riders a day along its 15-mile Salt Lake-Sandy line and the 4-mile University Line. UTA is an ISO 14001:2004 9001:2000 certified agency. During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, UTA’s transit system was declared a great success on the international scene - carrying more than four million Olympic riders.

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