News

Overnight I-80 Closure

As part of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) I-80 & I-215 Renewed project, I-80 will be closed overnight in both directions between 700 East and Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City while crews place beams for the new 1700 East bridge over I-80.

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Men's Basketball Parking & Transportation

The 2021-2022  season has officially begun for Utah's men's and women's basketball teams. Fans traveling to the Huntsman Center should prepare for possible traffic delays and limited parking.

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Hospital On-Demand Update

Beginning October 25, passengers must request rides directly through the Hospital On-Demand website.

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"Where Should I Park?"

Commuter Services converted 136 'A' stalls to 'U' stalls. This change, effective immediately, allows more students with 'U' permits to park in the following lots:

  • West Stadium Lot - 31 new stalls
  • East Stadium Lot - 48 new stalls
  • Merrill Engineering Lot - 57 new stalls

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Campus Bike Shop Reopens

The Campus Bike Shop, located at 413 Campus Center Dr. (across the street from UMFA), is open and ready to assist university cyclists.

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Commuter Survey 2021

If you'd like to make a change and shape the future of commuting to campus, take this survey, share your thoughts and spread the word amongst your peers.

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TRAX Construction at Mario Capecchi Dr. & South Campus Dr.

UTA will replace the 20-year-old railroad curves on the TRAX Red Line at Mario Capecchi Drive and South Campus Drive. From October 4 - 13, TRAX Red Line passengers will experience services delays. Additionally, motorists traveling near the impacted area will experience road closures and detours throughout the duration of the construction project.

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Fall 2021 Construction Projects

These construction projects may impact your commute to campus.

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Fall 2021 Commuter Guide

As the University of Utah welcomes students back to campus, many incoming freshman and sophomores may have questions about commuting. Rather than feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and rest assure that Commuter Services is here to help you understand your transportation options. So, whether this is your first or hundredth time coming to campus, here's everything you need to know about commuting to the U this fall.

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UTA Change Day - August 8, 2021

UTA makes adjustments to services three times a year. Beginning Sunday, August 8, UTA will extend rail service hours, and make changes to UTA on Demand and Flex routes.

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FOOTBALL 2021 TRANSPORTATION IMPACTS

As thousands of Ute fans return to the U for the highly anticipated 2021 football season, be aware of the transportation impacts that may affect your commute to the game. Fans traveling to the Rice-Eccles Stadium should prepare for traffic delays, limited parking and road closures.

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TRAX STADIUM STATION CONSTRUCTION: AUGUST 4-22

UTA will replace the 20-year-old TRAX curve rails and concrete on 500 South (University Boulevard) and South Campus Drive. During construction, the westbound lanes on 500 south will be closed, and a TRAX Red Line bus bridge will be in service.

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UDOT Needs Your Input

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is seeking public input on an active transportation planning effort from July 14 to August 28 to identify areas where non-motorized transportation paths, including biking lanes, trails, multi-use paths, crosswalks, and sidewalks are needed on state roads.

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DESERET NEWS MARATHON ROAD CLOSURE ON JULY 23

The Deseret News 10K Marathon will begin at the Research Park on 500 South Wakara Way on July 23, 2021. As a result, 1300 East, 500 South and Sunnyside Avenue will be temporarily closed beginning 5:30 AM. Traffic is allowed to cross over the marathon route when possible.

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GARTH BROOKS STADIUM TOUR CONCERT: TRANSPORTATION IMPACTS

The Rice-Eccles Stadium will host the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour on Saturday, July 17. As thousands of fans head over to Utah's first major concert in 2021, expect traffic delays, road closures and limited parking.

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Permits

Fall 2021 Semester Permits Now Available

Anyone who intends to park a vehicle on campus daily or regularly should consider purchasing a parking permit. Fall 2021 semester permits are now available to purchase and are valid until January 7, 2022.

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We're Hiring

Commuter Services is now hiring several team members to support our campus community as the university transitions back to "normal" this fall. The open positions range from part-time entry-level jobs to full-time career opportunities.

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Parking Lot Repairs & Closures

Several parking lots within the Fort Douglas area will be closed for up to three days between the time frame of June 21 to July 3, 2021. Other parking lots undergoing repairs will remain open.

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100 South Reconstruction Project

Due to the failing pavement conditions on 100 South, 900 East to University Street will be reconstructed beginning June 14 through October 2021.

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Introducing MobilePay

Advances in technology have allowed Commuter Services to introduce a new and faster method of payment. MobilePay, powered by TEXT2PARK, provides hourly parkers a convenient and contactless way to pay for parking on their smartphones.

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CHILLER PLANT PROJECT ON 1500 EAST

Beginning June 1, construction crews will excavate the road along 1500 East to South Campus Drive. Motorists, including Campus Store customers and Marriott Library visitors, will notice the several impacts during the next four weeks.

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Parking Options for Part-Time Telecommuters

In response to the increase of students, faculty and staff telecommuting part-time during the semester, Commuter Services is offering a variety of alternatives to annual parking permits.

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Bike Month 2021

We're celebrating May Bike Month with the Sustainability Office and other campus partners! Since the U is a certified GOLD Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists, we're inviting our fellow cyclists to participate in these events and giveaways. 

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Roadwork on Mario Capecchi Dr. & Wasatch Dr.

The stormwater systems located south of Mario Capecchi Drive and Wasatch Drive will be under construction for three weeks, beginning May 17. The necessary road and sidewalk closures will impact motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and Wasatch Express passengers traveling through this area on campus.

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Download the TransLoc App

Beginning May 10, students, faculty and staff can request a Safe Ride or a Hospital On-Demand ride through the TransLoc app. In the near future, users will also be able to use this app to track all Campus Shuttle routes live. Our goal is to simplify and enhance our commuters’ experience by consolidating our transportation resources into one app. The TransLoc app is free and available on the App Store and Google Play.

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Convocation Ceremonies: Transportation Impacts

Graduation is a time to celebrate — not a time to worry about where to park your car, motorcycle, or bicycle on campus. Convocation attendees can save time and avoid stress by familiarizing themselves with the transportation impacts that will take place from May 6-8.

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SuperCross: Transportation Impacts

On April 24 and May 1, 2021, the Utah Sports Commission and Feld Entertainment, Inc., will host the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finals at Rice-Eccles Stadium. During this two-week span, several road closures are required to ensure proper spacing between race team vehicles along the roadway and those in the Guardsman Way parking lot and surrounding university lots.

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Traffic Lane Shift on North Medical Drive

The next phase of the North Medical Drive construction project is currently underway. During this phase, commuters will notice the traffic lanes on Mario Capecchi Drive heading up to University Hospital will shift south. This impact will allow work to take place on the north side of the road.

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I-80 & I-215 Construction

Construction on I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East and I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South will begin as early as late May and continue through late 2022. Crews have started preliminary work onsite, but significant impacts and traffic changes will begin later this spring.

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Getting to the Spring Football Game

Fans attending the Red and White football game on April 17 at 12 PM should prepare for limited parking and traffic delays.

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Now Hiring Parking Enforcement Officers

Commuter Services is seeking full and part-time employees to join the parking enforcement team. A parking enforcement officer is one of the highest-paid student positions on campus, earning $14 per hour. Full-time employees are eligible for health benefits, retirement and more.

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Now Hiring Campus Shuttle Drivers

Commuter Services is seeking part-time drivers to join the university's Campus Shuttle department. Our ideal candidates must demonstrate excellent customer service while transporting students, faculty and staff members through fixed routes and schedules.

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LYFT RIDESHARE PROGRAMS FOR UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS

The University of Utah officially partnered with Lyft to offer sustainable, flexible and cost-effective transportation alternatives for university departments. The Lyft Program provides transportation solutions for employees traveling during business trips, visitors traveling to campus, patient or healthcare employees traveling between health clinics, individuals visiting campus for special events and much more.

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Win an E-Bike Sponsored by LIFEWTR

The Clear the Air Challenge ends this month, As a final push, Commuter Services partnered with Pepsi to host a Magnum E-Bike giveaway exclusively for the Clear the Air Challenge participants.

Follow these two steps for a chance to win a Magnum E-Bike sponsored by LIFEWTR:

  1. Click here to join the University of Utah's Clear the Air Challenge team
  2. Click here to log your trips through the TravelWise Tracker

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Winter Bike Day Event

Sustainability’s Active Transportation Manager and the Campus Bike Shop are partnering on Winter Bike Day this Thursday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

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Spring 2021 Commuter Guide

COVID-19 affected almost every aspect of the lives, including how we commute to campus. Though many students are enrolled in online courses, others are attending classes in-person and will need to commute to campus regularly. Returning students may notice some transportation services were modified in response to the pandemic. Commuter Services will continue to implement some transportation modifications which align with the university’s guidelines.

Check out these transportation services to commute to campus with ease.

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