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Getting the Best Price for the U: UTA Charges UVU and BYU Less for Student Transportation Passes

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By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

February 19, 2019

  No time to read? Check out this story's episode of the Floodlights podcast. After paying more than $100 annually in mandatory transportation fees, thousands of University of Utah students use their UCards to board TRAX and buses on a daily basis. The school uses a portion of these fees to pay for annual Utah Transit Authority passes for each of its students and employees. U officials are worried the school may be payi...

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

UTA TRAX light rail at the U's stadium stop | Chronicle archives

By Shaelyn Barber and Paul Braden

February 7, 2018

Public Transit Saves the Planet By Shaelyn Barber Each winter, Utah’s infamous inversion hovers over the Salt Lake Valley, filling it with smog so dense it’s more edible than breathable. Utah is often hailed as an outdoor wonderland, but air within the valley stands contrary to this image. La...

U Offers DIY Majors

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January 21, 2015

  If you don’t like your major, you can create a new one. The U has offered this interdisciplinary program, called a Bachelor of University Studies (BUS), since 1971 for students who can’t find the right fit with existing tracks at the university. Ed Barbanell has coordinated the BUS program sin...

Electrifying the U Shuttles

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November 10, 2014

  A new wireless electric bus will hum through the center of campus within the next year. The electric bus began ferrying students shortly after the beginning of this school year, but Alma Allred, director of Commuter Services, said construction on the cross-campus route will not start until spr...

The MUSS on the Bus

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October 2, 2014

  Cheers of crimson-clad students echo from Rice-Eccles Stadium on home game days, but when games are not hosted at the U, there’s the MUSS Bus. The MUSS Bus XIV transports students in the Mighty Utah Student Section to select away games during football season. Students taking this bus will be tre...

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