FALL 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE
The safety of our campus commuters is our top priority. We are making the following transportation-related changes in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health of our university community.
The Commuter Services main office will reopen on August 3, 2020. Please email all other urgent requests to email@example.com.
PARKING ON CAMPUS
Commuter Services previously offered general parking in various lots to accommodate healthcare employees and essential workers. Beginning August 3, 2020, all parking lots will be enforced as usual. Anyone parking on campus must have a permit, purchase a day pass or pay the hourly visitor parking fee.
FALL 2020 PERMITS
Students may have different parking needs throughout this academic year as the university transitions to a combination of in-person and online classes. To allow for flexibility, Commuter Services will only sell semester-long parking permits during the 2020-2021 academic year. Annual permits will be unavailable until further notice. Fall 2020 Semester permits are on sale August 3, 2020, and are valid until January 8, 2021.
The Blue, Orange, and Circulator (previously known as the Night Route) shuttles will be back in-service beginning August 17, 2020. These routes will increase service frequency during peak hours to ensure shuttles are not overly crowded. Other shuttle routes serving lower campus, like the Red, Green, Purple and Union-TRAX will remain off the road until further notice.
The Wasatch Express Route will increase service during the peak hours of 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. The temporary Shoreline-U Hospital Route will discontinue service beginning August 3, 2020.
Many students, faculty, and staff depend on the essential service campus shuttles provide. We ask all passengers to comply with the Salt Lake County Public Health Order 2020-11 by wearing a face covering when riding campus shuttles. Requiring face coverings on campus shuttles ensures we can continue to serve the U community in the safest way possible. Our shuttle drivers will continue to wear face coverings and encourage passengers to use the provided hand sanitizer upon entry and exit. Furthermore, all transit vehicles are thoroughly sanitized each night. Commonly touched areas like handrails and seats are sanitized multiple times a day.
UTA reduced, modified, or suspended multiple routes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning August 23, 2020, UTA will resume regular services, which includes increasing TRAX frequency to every 15 minutes. However, other routes like the 2X are permanently modified or suspended and will no longer serve campus. Visit UTA’s website to learn more about service suspensions and modifications.
Following the CDC and Utah Department of Health guidelines, UTA requires all passengers in Salt Lake County to wear a face covering. UTA will continue to implement additional safety and disinfecting procedures that align with the health and safety recommendations from the CDC and the Utah Department of Health.
UTA has assembled a Recovery Task Force to ensure a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This group has been tasked with developing a customer-centric service restoration plan that recognizes the risk levels and geographic variances in our service region. View UTA's Recovery Plan Summary here.
Campus bike shop closed
The Campus Bike Shop is closed until further notice.
VALET PARKING AT THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Valet ambassadors will no longer park patient vehicles, but will instead guide them to an empty stall. Patients arriving at the hospital will be screened in the valet area to determine if they might have COVID-19. Patients who are determined not to be at risk for the COVID-19 virus will self-park, with the guidance of a valet ambassador, in an area separate from the potential COVID-19 patients.