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UTA rolls out new fare structure

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 11:01:33-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority has moved to a new, streamlined fare structure that aims to make mass transit fares easy for riders to calculate and understand.

"Most notably, the fare structure hs been pared down creating a single fare for all premium bus services. The base adult one way fare which is currently $2.50 is not changing. At the same time the fares for UTA's Premium Bus Services (Express Bus, SLC-Park City Connect and Ski Bus) as well as a Day Pass are increasing to $5," a news release from UTA says.

Riders can now calculate the cost of monthly and day pass fares this way:

Regular monthly fare for buses and TRAX: $2.50 x 34 trips = $85.

Premium monthly fare (Bus, TRAX & FrontRunner): $5 x 34 trips = $170.

Day pass fare: $2.50 x 2 trips = $5

Passes for special groups are now offered at a discounted rate. UTA's Youth, Horizon and Senior passes now cost 50 percent less. The FAREPAY discount, which was a 20 percent discount on rail services and a 40 percent discount on bus services, is now a 20 percent discount for both rail and bus services.

UTA's Park City 30-day passes, Flex Route Deviation Punch Passes and Monthly passes sold at the ticket vending machines are eliminated. Tokens are no longer sold, but will continue to be accepted as fare payments and exchanged for other fares until August 7, 2021.

Click here for further details on UTA's fare changes.