UTA proposes changes to Davis County bus routes, public hearing April 25

Thursday , April 20, 2017 - 9:09 AM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

LAYTON — Utah Transit Authority wants the public’s opinion on possible bus route changes in Davis County.

A public hearing will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Room D2-113 at Weber State Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd., in Layton.

During that hearing UTA will discuss proposed changes to Davis County bus routes 626, 627, 664 and 665. If approved, the changes would go into effect Aug. 13.

The proposed changes are a direct result of rider feedback, UTA Senior Service Planner Trevan Blaisdell said in a press release.

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UTA would like to use Proposition 1 funds to increase service and add a FrontRunner connection to routes 626 and 627, which connect Davis County riders to the Weber State Davis Campus and the Davis Applied Technology Center, the press release said. 

If approved, the two routes would serve the Clearfield FrontRunner Station, offer 30-minute peak service, run until 9 p.m. and operate hourly on Saturdays.

“This is what we’ve been hearing from customer comments and from operators,” Blaisdell said in the release. “(Increased service and a FrontRunner connection) are both things that people have been asking for on these routes for a long time.”

UTA would also like to eliminate routes 664 and 665, which run from the Layton FrontRunner Station to Hill Air Force Base. Blaisdell said ridership on both routes has been low since the service started in 2014. 

Planners will be available at the public hearing to help existing riders find a possible vanpool or RideVan Plus solution. 

If residents are unable to to attend the meeting, they can submit comments by mail or email, so long as the comments are received by May 10. 

Written comments can be submitted to the following address: Erika Shubin, Utah Transit Authority, 669 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, or emailed directly to hearingofficer@rideuta.com.

Phone calls and questions about the proposal should be directed to Trevan Blaisdell at 801-287-1246.

Contact digital producer Jessica Kokesh at jkokesh@standard.net

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