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The UCard: What Can U Do With It?

The UCard: What Can U Do With It?

By Marshall Foster

September 13, 2019

  One of the most important first steps for students when they first come for orientation at the University of Utah is to get their UCard. The UCard is the U's campus ID. New students are told it is one of the most important cards on campus and that they need to have it on their person at all...

Dalley: U Students Should Better Utilize Their Public Transit Passes

Dalley: U Students Should Better Utilize Their Public Transit Passes

By Nathan Dalley

September 6, 2019

  On any given morning during the school year, a mass of University of Utah students and faculty step onto public transportation. In fact, around one-third of faculty and students ride public transit to campus every day. UTA and the U have worked as a partnership before the first TRAX line e...

Mayor Wilson Rides Trax to Work on UTA’s Free Fare Day

Mayor Wilson Rides Trax to Work on UTA’s Free Fare Day

By Katelyn Collett

March 3, 2019

  Free Fare Day took place on Feb. 28 and March 1. The day allowed anyone who wanted to ride Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to do so for free. The purpose of Free Fare Day is to help cut down on air pollution and the risk of inversion in Utah. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson decided to ride...

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

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

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?

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

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...

Patience: Counting the Crises of the School Commute

Patience: Counting the Crises of the School Commute

By Alisa Patience

February 7, 2018

There are many advantages to living an hour away from the University of Utah. Everything I need is in walking distance, I’m close to my family and the rent is half as expensive as it is in Salt Lake City. However, if I weren’t so desperate to save money, I would live in the city because of the one...

Reevaluating the U’s Shuttle System

Reevaluating the U’s Shuttle System

By Alisa Patience

August 13, 2017

Students of the University of Utah all know the struggle of walking from class to class in the murderous heat of late August or the unmerciful frigidness of January. After all, our campus is huge, and there’s a lot of ground to cover. It goes without saying we are lucky to have campus shuttles that...

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