Brian Wilkinson / 19 December, 2017


By Bill Dentzer

Friday will be an inversion-fighting day of free transit fares to promote ridership on one of the season’s busiest shopping days.

“Free Fare Friday” is a one-off demonstration to promote public awareness, Salt Lake City and County officials and the Utah Transit Authority announced Tuesday.

The brainchild of outgoing City Council Chairman Stan Penfold, it will waive the $2.50 fare on all buses and trains in the UTA’s entire six-county service area. The City Council, Salt Lake County mayor’s office and UTA are underwriting the effort with $70,000 that covers the average weekday take on cash fares…Read More