UTA now on Google Transit

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News ReleaseSALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Transit Authority is pleased to announce that it has joined 75 other transit agencies from around the world in participating in Google Transit.

By visiting , www.google.com/transitUTA riders can now plan a trip from any origin to any destination within UTA's six county service area, which includes Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber, Tooele and Box Elder counties.

Google results include departure/arrival times and transfer information. It also uses Google Maps to display the transit trip visually.

"Google Transit is a great resource for both locals who ride daily or out-of-town visitors who may just need to plan a trip or two when they are in town," said Clair Fiet, UTA chief technology officer. "Google has a great new product and we are proud to add our routes and service information to their offering."

Google Transit is one more way to plan trips on UTA buses or trains. Customers may also use the trip planning tool and online schedules and maps at www.rideuta.com pick up paper schedules and maps at many public locations, or call UTA customer service at 1-888-RIDEUTA (743-3882).

Another effective tool for trip planning that can be used in conjunction with Google Transit is the UTA My Way feature on UTA's website ( www.rideuta.co/myWay/).Customers can subscribe to receive e-mail updates about temporary detours for specific routes and other service related information. Google transit does not display temporary detours or other service information.

"Google Transit is one more tool in the transit rider's toolkit," said Fiet. "When used in combination with other tools such as UTA My Way, it will make riding UTA buses and trains easier and more convenient than ever." For more information, visit www.rideuta.com.

(Courtesy: UTA)

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