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SLCC students offered free week of transit on UTA

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 12:11 p.m. MDT

A passenger boards a UTA Trax train in downtown Salt Lake City Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Salt Lake Community College students will be offered a free week of transportation on Utah Transit Authority TRAX and bus service from Monday, Aug. 25 to Sunday, Aug. 31.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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TAYLORSVILLE — Salt Lake Community College students will be offered a free week of transportation on UTA from Monday, Aug. 25, to Sunday, Aug. 31. Students will be able to show their SLCC student identification card and ride UTA TRAX and local buses free of charge.

The offer is designed to encourage students to take advantage of convenient public transit to campus.

Bus route 47 now runs from SLCC’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus to Murray Central Station, giving students access to campus from TRAX Blue and Red lines and FrontRunner. Route frequency has been increased, with buses running every 15 minutes from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.In addition, route 47 connects with route 45 for improved east-west access.

SLCC students can ride TRAX, buses and the S-Line for $50 per month or $200 per semester. Passes can be purchased online at rideuta.com. After purchase, activate the student ID card at SLCC campuses' four ID Center locations. Students must be registered to have the pass activated.

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