New City Transit Service Extends Bus Routes Across SLC
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Getting around Salt Lake City just got easier. The city and UTA officially launched a new city transit service extending bus routes from the west side to the east side.
The announcement came during Monday’s busy commute as part of A “Toast to Transit” at Salt Lake’s Central Station involving both City officials and representatives from UTA.
The improvements are taking place along 200 South, 900 South and 2100 South to bus routes 2, 9 and 21 Monday thru Saturday during peak periods, where service will now arrive every 15 minutes. On Sunday, both early morning and late night service will be provided every 30 minutes.
Plus, three buses running on the 200 South corridor will be electric zero emission buses.
The changes also bring more opportunity to students and those seeking employment on the east side.
“If you live on the west side and you go to East High school. Now for the first time ever you will be able to stay after school and fully participate in all the activities which is so great. It’s a game changer for kids,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski.
Mayor Biskupski says the transit changes are made possible thanks to residents support for a sales tax increase to better transportation options .
Other routes are also in the works as part of the master plan.