UTA has enforced its Ed Pass card tap-on/tap-off policy on buses for a long time. Now they are strictly enforcing it on TRAX and FrontRunner rail lines as well. The stronger enforcement measures go into effect March 1.
Your tap makes a difference
Every time you tap on an electronic card reader, UTA receives important information including:
- Proof of your fare payment
- Data to accurately charge your school or work for its public transportation use
- General ridership information for improved service planning
You can be fined for not tapping
Because the honor system is used, you’re not required to go through a turnstile to ride UTA. Instead, Ed Pass riders tap electronic readers on buses or at rail stations to show valid proof of fare payment. If you forget to tap your electronic card, the transit police could give you a ticket and a fine. Fines could be $150 or more, so remember to always tap your card when boarding, exiting or transferring on UTA vehicles.
For additional information, contact Collin Simmons or call UTA at 801-743·3882.
Note: Find out about Commuter Services initiative to get more people to tap-on/tap-off here (scroll down) and the chance to win an i-Pad.