News / Utah / 

Proposed Changes to Bus Routes Draw Criticism

Proposed Changes to Bus Routes Draw Criticism

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL News) Almost three weeks ago UTA announced a major redesign of its Salt Lake County bus routes.

Jeff Harris, UTA deputy chief, February 16: "They want reliability. They want us to be where we say we will be when we say we're going to be there."

They also apparently don't want it to change.

UTA has received nearly 2,000 comments about the change, almost two-thirds criticizing the redesign.

UTA's plan eliminates and consolidates some routes, dropping from the now 117 routes to 54. Instead of serving neighborhoods as it currently does, the buses would be on major roads.

UTA says the changes will make things easier. But an attendee at last night's public hearing said the changes serve the bus company, not the bus rider. More public meetings will be held throughout the month.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast