Salt Lake City, Utah — Traveling with the Utah Transit Authority will be free of charge thanks to their “Free Fare for Clean Air” from Dec. 21-22.
By encouraging more people to consider using transit as an alternative to driving, the program is intended to help improve air quality along the Wasatch Front.
“The free fare days held August 12-13 saw a five percent increase in bus ridership and a 12 percent increase in FrontRunner ridership,” said Carlton Christensen, UTA Board of Trustees Chair. “We are excited to build on that success with more free fare days, continuing this program’s efforts to increase awareness about how we can improve our air quality by riding public transit.”
According to officials, GREENbike will also offer a special promo code during the free dare days, providing 24 hours of free service.
This free fare will apply to all UTA bus and rail services, including Ski Bus, paratransit, the Park City-SLC Connect, and UTA’s On-Demand micro-transit service in southwestern Salt Lake County and in Salt Lake City’s Westside, they said.
“We’re teaching learned behavior, once people realize how easy it can be to take transit, we hope more will make it their routine,” said Rep. Briscoe. “As a legislator, I’m thrilled to see so many organizations partnering to make this happen. Air pollution is a policy problem we can solve when we put our minds together and when we’re all committed.”
Officials said the easiest way to ride with UTA is to plan by downloading the Transit app.