UTA Fares Project

SYSTEM OPTIONS under CONSIDERATION (Four)

OPTION 1

FLAT RATE ON CRT

The Bus and TRAX rates are a single flat rate, meaning that your fare allows you to travel any distance within the system using Bus and or TRAX for that fare.  This is how Bus / TRAX fares work today.  The FrontRunner fare in this option would also be a flat rate, but significantly higher than the Bus / TRAX fare.  Any use of the FrontRunner would require the payment of the FrontRunner flat rate, regardless of the distance traveled.

OPTION 2

MODE BASED SYSTEM

The Bus has a flat rate fare.  TRAX has a different and higher flat rate fare.  The Bus flat rate fare is for journeys that only involve Bus.  The TRAX flat rate would be for journeys on either Bus or TRAX.  Transferring from Bus to TRAX would require either paying the TRAX fare upfront, or paying the differential when switching from Bus to TRAX.  Also, as in Option 1, the FrontRunner fare would also be a flat rate, but significantly higher than the Bus / TRAX fare. 

OPTION 3

ZONE BASED (County) SYSTEM

There are three zones in the UTA system.  One is Weber/Davis Counties, another is Utah County, and the third is Salt Lake County.  There would be a flat fare for all service (Bus, TRAX, and FrontRunner) within a zone.  But when you cross a zone boundary, you would pay the fare for two zones.  Note that under this option, there is no additional charge for moving across multiple zones, so, for example, you could go from the Weber/Davis zone to the Utah County zone for the same fare as going from Weber/Davis to Salt Lake zone.

OPTION 4

ZONE BASED with Two Zones in Salt Lake County

This option is based on Option 3, with the difference being that there are two separate zones in Salt Lake County.  The boundary between zones in Salt Lake County would roughly be 7000 South (just south of the east west part of I-215).  As with option 3, there would be a flat rate for any type of service within a zone.  Riders would pay for additional zones due to crossing zone boundaries, but would not pay for more than three zones.

For more information, contact Dave Schroeder at dschroeder@rideuta.com or 801-287-3230.

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  • commented 2017-11-10 09:09:47 -0700
    Front Runner fare already adjusts for any added fare (i.e. if you took bus/Trax to Front Runner, the FR fare is less. Would this be retained in any of these plans? I think any distance-based plan is a good one, if applied to all modes of transit. BTW, I am a UTRU member.
  • commented 2017-10-18 14:42:06 -0600
    How about time-based fares? Ie, paying more for peak hour, or for a peak-hour pass?

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