UTA ridership increases with ‘Free Fare February’

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(File footage, video from UTA)

Ridership on public transportation increased significantly during the first two weeks of Free Fare February.

Free Fare February is a government initiative allowing people to use Utah Transit Authority buses and trains for free.

Average UTA travel on weekdays is up 20%, weekday bus travel has increased by 22%, and Frontrunner travel has increased 33% on weekdays — and a whopping 163% on Saturdays.

Free Fare February will continue through the end of this month.

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