The Primer: Season 1, Episode 3 – The Utah Transit Authority

Welcome to The Primer!

For this episode, UPC writer Alex Cragun joins Curtis to discuss a topic near and dear to Alex’s heart – the Utah Transit Authority.

You have probably heard us talk quite a bit about UTA lately, so we felt it would be a good idea to give you a bit of a history and background of the special service district.

Historic Trolley Routes in Salt Lake City (Click for full sized image)
Historic Trolley Routes in Salt Lake City (Click for full sized image)

We dive into the old trolley system and how it was bought and sold off by the automobile industry. We explore the origination of the Utah Public Transit District Act of 1969 and how it would evolve into the modern UTA system. Want to how to become a UTA board member, well we will tell you. Curious about the possible future of UTA, well have we got answers for you!

Have a listen, and if you have a suggestion for a future Primer topic, feel free to place it in the comments!

Off the cuff remarks requiring correction or clarification:

  • We incorrectly state that UTA missed two of its six targets to award bonuses. In actuality, they only hit two of their six targets.

Today’s closing song: Magic Bus – The Who

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