UTA ridership increases with ‘Free Fare February’

(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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