SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A new UTA on-demand micro-transit service is expected to launch in Salt Lake City on December 13.
This new on-demand mode of transportation uses app-based technology to plan trips and match multiple passengers heading in a similar direction in a single vehicle, to enable fast and efficient shared trips.
The service will be available to the western neighborhoods of Salt Lake City, serving Rose Park, Poplar Grove, Fairpark and Glendale.
Service to Salt Lake City will be available seven days a week, starting at 4 a.m.
Monday to Saturday until 12:15 a.m. and Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
By downloading the UTA on Demand app, passengers can book their journey in the designated service area. After booking a trip, the app displays the pick-up location. The runners will be collected and dropped off near their point of departure and arrival.
Trips can also be scheduled by calling 385-217-8191.
Passengers can pay for their journeys in the UTA On Demand application using a credit or debit card, a FAREPAY card or pass such as Eco Pass or Ed Pass linked to your account. These cards can be added in the app. They can also pay with a valid UTA paper or mobile ticket by selecting: “Paper ticket or UTA transfer” in the app under “Payment methods” and showing the paper or mobile ticket when boarding. Cash is not accepted for UTA On Demand travel.
Since launching in southern Salt Lake County two years ago, UTA On Demand has grown in popularity by offering a variety of trips to local destinations within the community.