Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah and the Utah Transit Authority have partnered to provide public transportation to the U. for athletic events.
Starting this fall, fans can board FrontRunner, TRAX and buses from anywhere and use their U. athletic event ticket as fare.
“This program was designed to decrease the demand for parking during U. athletic events and to enhance the university’s commitment to sustainability,” said Alma Allred, director of Commuter Services at the U.
With extra TRAX trains in service at athletic events, Allred says 4,500 fans were moved off campus in just a half-hour during the 2012 football season. He expects this number to approach 10,000 during the upcoming season with the new program.
Fans can use UTA to get to athletic events other than football games. University of Utah home athletics tickets will also act as fare for gymnastics, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball and for the high school football and basketball tournaments held on the U. campus during the 2013-14 academic year.
More information, including a list of eligible events, is available on UTA’s website at www.rideuta.com.
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