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OGDEN — By the time Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell took office in 2012, the city and Utah transit officials were a decade into discussions and planning for a transit project to better connect the city.
What started as a proposed gondola and then a streetcar system remained one of his priorities. But it would take another decade — and almost his entire duration in office — to get it to the finish line before it eventually became what it is today: the Ogden Express, a bus rapid transit system with a series of buses and stations similar to light rail service but at a fraction of the cost.
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For the month of May, we’re focusing on our third strategic priority: Achieving Organizational Excellence. Our goal is to be recognized as a dynamic and forward-thinking public enterprise and to become an innovative, nimble, and thriving environment for professional achievement.
Finally, after long-standing efforts to secure funding, collaboration with numerous partners, and a three-year build, we are celebrating the opening of UTA’s Central Depot District Garage — Depot District for short.
Earlier this year, UTA launched our 2030 Strategic Plan, which consists of five priorities. Throughout the year, we’ll be diving deeper into each of the priorities and highlighting ways we plan to meet our goals.
Today we’re sharing our priority of Exceeding Customer Expectations.
A Utah Transit Authority bus operator was honored last week after he saved a woman from a dog attack while working his route in Kearns.
May 31, 2022 (Salt Lake City) — Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has been named a “Leader in Equity-focused Innovation” in the 2022 Via Impact Awards, which recognize cities and transit agencies who have delivered exceptional service to their communities by leveraging Via’s TransitTech. UTA is one of three transit agencies recognized with the award this year out of Via’s 500+ global partners.
Federal monitorship of the Utah Transit Authority ended today, as the agency has made “significant strides” since a federally approved monitor was tasked with reviewing and reporting on the UTA in 2018, according to the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office.