Changes coming to UTA bus, FrontRunner service

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • ExDixieIte Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2014 11:53 a.m.

    @Utar, I am curious where you are finding commuter rail that travels well over 100 mph. The only rail lines that travel anywhere near that speed I am aware of are inter-city lines in the northeast.

    Just from curiosity I checked NYC commuter rail specs, 79.75 MPH maximum speed. Boston commuter rail, 79.00 MPH. Chicago, 75.50 MPH. CalTrain/SFO comes in at about the same. Frontrunner's maximum speed is 79 per UTA's website.

  • kiddsport Fairview, UT
    Aug. 8, 2014 10:11 a.m.

    Why doesn't the FrontRunner run on Sunday? People travel on Sunday, too, you know.

  • Dave T in Ogden Ogden, UT
    Aug. 8, 2014 7:48 a.m.

    What they could do is to have an online survey, by way of rider's smart phone, to ask times you would like UTA to run these trains and buses. Plus ask where would you like to have stops at by buses.
    An ad on the buses and within the trains would give the web address to take this online survey. It could also state that for those who take the survey, will get a free pass on the train and buses for a couple of days. After taking the survey, they will be given a code, to receive a ticket from an UTA attendant.
    As for non-riders, a booth could be set up at places like at the farmers market, mall hallway or grocery store asking the public for input. They would set up a table and play a PSA on an I-Pad, the services being offered currently by the UTA. Then they would take an online survey about what is preventing them from riding the UTA. Is it the times and/or places that are not being met that prevents these potential riders from becoming users of this service?

  • U-tar Woodland Hills, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 9:16 p.m.

    The Front Runner is just way too slow, just is not practical. They need trains that will move well over 100 miles per hour with quicker starts and stops. As of now, it's more like a toy, ok for a fun trip if you have all day.

  • unclefhoppy West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 8:19 p.m.

    Management needs to get out of their "company vehicles", and ride the transportation system they are "managing". As of now, they seem to be clueless as to what is needed.

  • netsrik Draper, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 4:43 p.m.

    They need to move the Saturday schedule to weekdays and the Sunday schedule to Saturdays.