UTA Connected with Park City Homes

Professional real estate associateby Joel Carson
President/Principal Broker
Utah Real Estate

If you’re shopping for a Park City resort home, townhome, condo or luxury home you’ll be glad to know the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has made some improvements to the relatively new Park City-Salt Lake City Connect, a public bus service.

Routes were established and began running in October 2011. It was a joint project created through the cooperative effort of Park City, Summit County and UTA. In December 2012, authorities made some great improvements to service.

Two different routes service customers traveling between Park City and Salt Lake Central Station, Park City Routes 901 and 902.

Utah Transit Authority busPark City Route 901 now begins at Salt Lake Central Station and serves the Meadowbrook Trax Station, the LDS Church Park and Ride lot at 2245 East 3900 South, and the 3900 South Park and Ride at 3880 Wasatch Boulevard. Deer Valley Resort is the final destination. This route serves Salt Lake and Summit Counties seven days per week.

Route 902 originates at the Salt Lake Central Station and ends at the Park City Old Town Transit Center.  The route serves Salt Lake and Summit Counties seven days a week. UTA recently reduced the travel time per trip by about 10 minutes (more time for shopping in the big city or playing on the slopes).

Busses are currently running on a winter schedule and will continue to do so until April 13. After that, the summer schedule begins and will operate through November. You can check the schedule anytime online at www.rideuta.com, but keep this schedule change in mind.

Other improvements to this line include a fair reduction and a new multi-trip pass. The fee to ride has been reduced from $5.50 to $4.25. That can be a tremendous savings over time. A Park City 30-Day Pass is now available for $153 (reduced from $242). Riders can also not get free transfers to UTA local service!

If you’re getting ready to invest in a Deer Valley Resort home, it’s important to note great public transportation access really can help increase and sustain property values in some areas.  According to a study recently released by the American Public Transportation Association and NAR, home values performed 42 percent better when located near public transportation with high-frequency service during the last recession.

Winter sports enthusiasts will also be glad to know UTA service to the following resort areas is also available:

  • Snowbird/Alta (Routes 951, 954, 990, 992, 952)
  • Solitude/Brighton (Routes 960, 962)
  • Sundance (Route 880)
  • Powder Mountain (Route 670)
  • Snowbasin (Route 675)

Summit County along the Rocky Mountain Wasatch Range (Wasatch Back) is a glorious place to live. If you’re considering purchasing a Deer Valley condo or a Park City resort home, call me today at 801-673-3333. You can also reach me with a quick text message or send an email to 8016733333@gmob.com. My mobile phone number is also my email address. Feel free to browse anytime online at allparkcityhomes.com.

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