UTA seeks public’s opinion on improving services during ski season

Posted at 9:49 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 23:49:39-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Utah Transit Authority officials wants to hear from the public when it comes to improving ski services this season.

The company held its first public hearing Monday afternoon. UTA says there aren’t a lot of people using ski services in downtown Salt Lake City.

They want to move those resources to key corridors along 7200 South and 9400 South. Data shows a 35-percent increase in service trips up the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.

The goal is to reduce that congestion.

“This is no additional cost,” said Christopher Chesnut, UTA senior manager and service planning at UTA. “We’re not raising taxes, we’re not doing anything like that. This is all being paid for out of existing resources that UTA has in service.”

If the proposal gets approved, buses will run every 15 minutes during peak ski season and every 30 minutes during the off season, seven days a week.

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