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Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:30 PM

By 9 p.m., not only are most kids in bed so are most UTA buses and trains

Every night by 9 p.m., 70 percent of the Utah Transit Authority's bus and train routes have already ceased service and are tucked into bed for the night. In fact, one of every six routes 17 percent stop as early as 6 p.m.

UTA officials said Friday they know that is a problem for many people who work late or want to attend evening events, and listed it among several top challenges they hope to address in coming years.

"One of the things we hear all the time is we need service later," UTA President and CEO Jerry Benson said during an annual report to the Utah Transportation Commission.

He showed maps of UTA route coverage of the Wasatch Front at different times of the day. One showed services that operated through 6 p.m. "It's a pretty good network. It covers all our service area where the population exists," he said.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/5386253-155/by-9-pm-not-only-are

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TexasTowelie Jun 2017 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:40 PM

1. so are there lots of bus stops near/at mormon churches? nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:45 PM

2. I've never been to UT. Are things open late?

Are Taco Bell's open till 2AM? Are 7/11's 24 hours?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:55 PM

3. I don't believe that they will let the bus go through the drive through lane at Taco Bell

or let a pedestrian walk up to the window. However, they should make some provision for getting a Slurpee at 7-11.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:59 PM

4. lol

That would be the best bus trip ever (as long as bean burrito's are banned).

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 08:35 AM

5. So are Florida's. Nothing like the efficient Northeast

transportation system

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