TRANSPORTATION ADJUSTMENTS DUE TO COVID-19
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.
Effective immediately, the Commuter Services office will be closed indefinitely. Please email all other urgent requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKING ON CAMPUS
The Merrill Engineering Lot and Shoreline Garage (all levels) are temporarily open for general parking, meaning a permit is not required. All other parking lots will continue to require a parking permit and will be enforced to ensure adequate parking for both the campus community and hospital patients and providers.
Our campus shuttles are sanitized on a regular basis to ensure the health and safety of our passengers.
The following campus shuttle routes will not operate until further notice.
- Guardsman Direct
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 Night route will operate from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. All other campus shuttle routes will operate normally.
The new and temporary Shoreline-U Hospital route will transport health care employees parking in the Shoreline garage to the University Hospital.
UTA TRAX run every 30 minutes with four cars on each train to allow passengers plenty of space to practice social distancing.
UTA is implementing additional disinfecting measures to keep passengers safe.
- Daily rail vehicle disinfecting of all hand and grab rails that are frequently touched.
- Daily bus vehicle wipe down using a disinfectant.
- Daily mopping of transit vehicle floors with a disinfectant.
- Daily cleaning at rail stations and facilities with a disinfectant.
At this time, UTA continues regular operation. A COVID-19 task force has been assembled and UTA is preparing an extensive plan of action should the situation progress.
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.