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UTA announces enhanced safety measures on buses during ski season

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Posted at 7:53 AM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 09:53:21-05

Utah Transit Authority is preparing for the upcoming ski season by implementing additional safety measures for ski bus services in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Passenger loads on buses will be limited to 20 riders. Face masks will be required on board at all times, as well as encouraging riders to stay six feet apart both on the buses, and at bus stops.

With these additional safety measures in place, UTA says riders should anticipate longer travel times in reaching the resorts.

Riders can also download UTA's transit app to check crowds, plan trips, and get alerts on canyon closures, accidents, or avalanches.

Enhanced cleaning measures that were adopted last spring will also be in place, including daily sanitization of buses, driver barriers, contactless fare payments, and hand sanitizer dispensers.

Ridership will be monitored daily to ensure responsiveness to demand. UTA and resorts recommend skiers take advantage of low peak days, times, routes and parking, when possible.

Service to Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Solitude resorts will begin November 29.

Service to Snowbasin and Powder Mountain will begin December 12 between the resorts and Ogden, with various stops through Weber and Davis counties.

UTA’s Utah County ski bus with service to Sundance will begin December 19.