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Old 10-26-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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What about public transportation? Does the city have a bus system or something similar?
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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We have public transit. We have bus, trax, and the frontrunner.

You can find more info on it here
Utah Transit Authority
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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As Kaytidi mentioned, SLC does have a public transportation system.
Not knowing what the OP knows about Public Transportation, or what the OP was used to,
The UTA trax system is great. It is new and thus the trains/cars are clean and comfortable.

Just that it is not what I was used to.
I grew up with converted jeeps as taxis, trolley cars, rickety street cars that squeeked, moaned and groaned when turning, smokey (inside and outside) buses, you wonder how/why they still were running, subway trains that swayed all over, you got seasick in them.
But ...
There was *public transportation* within 10 minutes of walking from anywhere !!!

That is not yet available in the SLC area.
Maybe in some 10-20 years ???

I went to primary school on my bicycle (safe, because there were special bicycle pathways).
Then I used the street cars, to attend secondary school (too long to bicycle).
Then the Intercity trains to attend college (different city).
Then I had enough money to buy a car, but could never find a decent parking place, so I left that home and used *Public Transportation*.
Then I came to the USA, and I NEED a car !!!

BTW, if you are a grandparent, take your grand kids on a TRAX train ride.
If you are over 65, it costs you less than 5 dollars, to give them two hours of fun.
We also use the train rides to teach them how to use the system, and how to behave in Public Transportation.
We take them Downtown, and show them what is available there.
Some of the *officers* on the trains, have gotten to *know* us now,
and the kids always look forward to get *stickers and candy* ...
Our friends call TRAX *The UTA Daycare*.
Oh well ...

Some of you have a portable GPS ?
Go on the GEO caching hunt.
You can use TRAX to do it !!!
Hint: The *finds* are within a 1000 feet of some stops !!!

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