Why Transportation Matters

Many people in Utah lack access to good transportation options. While the majority of Utah’s more than 3 million residents live along the Wasatch Front and enjoy access to FrontRunner, TRAX, and bus service, more than a fifth of Utah’s residents live beyond the Wasatch Front and lack adequate public transportation options.

  • 290 - How many hours Americans spend yearly on the road.*
  • $8,849 - How much Americans spend yearly to own and drive a car.*
  • 23 - How many Utah counties are not served by Utah Transit Authority.

*According to AAA.

Utah Rider Profiles

Consider business travelers, students, recreation enthusiasts, rural citizens — all with needs for practical travel solutions, access, options. Imagine how that could connect our state, drive our economies, and create a sustainable future. 

  • “As a business owner, I need Utah to be competitive. To recruit talent from out of state, sustainable transit options are crucial.”

  • “As a USU student, I would love to go home for a weekend to SLC and have time to get my homework done while riding the train.”

  • “I love Moab, but traffic is terrible down there. All I need for a weekend getaway is my bike and my luggage — on a train.”

  • “In our small town, we don’t have many options for medical care, but those options open up if I can get to a city by train.”

We can change the status quo and implement solutions to help all kinds of Utahns get from one end of the state to the other, all the while experience a higher quality of life and accessing vital services and opportunities.

See how we can Link Utah