ELECTIONS

UTA to waive fees, offer free transit on Election Day

Oct 7, 2020, 1:11 PM

UTA offers free ride to the Salt Lake City airport with a boarding pass until January 31, 2022....

FILE: UTA offers free ride to the Salt Lake City airport with a boarding pass until January 31, 2022. (UTA Headquarters in Salt Lake City. Credit: Paul Nelson)

(UTA Headquarters in Salt Lake City. Credit: Paul Nelson)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Utah Transit Authority will offer free transit to all passengers on Election Day, the agency voted Wednesday — waiving fees for all services UTA provides. 

This includes ParaTransit Services, Park City Transit, and UTA’s On Demand by Via.

“The purpose of this free fare day is to ensure unrestricted public access to polling locations across UTA’s service area,” the agency said in a statement. 

The transit agency serves as the sole means of transportation for many Utahns on Election Day, according to UTA. The company said it will provide free transit so voters can make it to a ballot drop-off location Nov. 3. 

Additionally, the agency said it will reduce traffic and congestion on the roads and in polling location parking lots. 

“As an agency serving the community on a daily basis, UTA encourages everyone to participate in this election and vote,” UTA said. 

 

More Election Day Coverage: 

Vision 2020: Are absentee votes and mail-in votes different?

Vision 2020: What happens if the US election is contested?

Vision 2020: Are the nation’s voting systems secure?

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Elections

Mail-in ballots being sorted...

Peter Johnston

Utah voters may see delay receiving November mail-in ballots

Due to a state law, some Utah voters could see a delay of 2-3 days in receiving their November mail-in ballots.

10 days ago

Mike Schmidt votes on the morning of the South Carolina Republican primary at Cayce United Methodis...

Kyle Remund

Election confidence in America is falling, what can be done about it?

Election confidence in America has declined significantly in recent years. How low is it and what can be done to help?

10 days ago

Red, white, and blue campaign signs hang on a fence near I-15....

Don Brinkerhoff

Campaign signs are not allowed along roads and on bridges, UDOT says

According to UDOT, inappropriately placed campaign signs can lead to safety hazards for those who post them, remove them, or drive past them.

13 days ago

A Washington County ballot drop box is pictured. Having a winning, or losing, candidate is one reas...

Peter Johnston & Adam Small

Why election trust is down, and how to restore it

Having a winning, or losing, candidate is one reason for declining election trust said the Sutherland Institute.

16 days ago

State leaders say the Utah election security system is strong....

Peter Johnston

How does Utah ensure election security ahead of election season?

Utah leaders say the state's election security system is strong. But how does Utah make sure its elections are secure?

16 days ago

election workers move ballots...

Adam Small

Worries about election integrity taking toll on election workers

Election workers have faced increased criticism since the 2020 election after former President Donald Trump made unfounded claims of voter fraud.

17 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

UTA to waive fees, offer free transit on Election Day