SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - A lot of people are expected to pack downtown Salt Lake City this weekend, and the city has a new plan to make it more affordable to get there. Right now city leaders are proposing to make it cheaper for city residents to hop on a bus or ride TRAX.
The next time you catch a TRAX train downtown it could cost you a lot less. Right now Salt Lake City is proposing plan to offer Salt Lake residents a discounted annual UTA pass.
"We know that having a pass in the pocket improves access and convenience," said Robin Hutcheson, Salt Lake City Transportation Director.
City Leaders tell ABC 4 Utah instead of paying 90 dollars or more a month to ride TRAX, buses, Frontrunner, and the soon to be completed Sugarhouse street car, if you live in Salt Lake City it will only cost you $30 a month.
"I think it's a great idea," said Ageo Garcia, Salt Lake City resident.
"That'd be really good on my pocket books," said Linda Parry, Salt Lake City resident.
"Yah, definitely," said Andrew Rawle, Salt Lake City resident.
It would be called the "Salt Lake City Resident Pass," and it's part of the City's effort, partnering with UTA, to make mass transit more affordable and reduce the city's pollution.
"We've got an air quality season coming up soon with winter and this is another resource that our residents will have," said Hutcheson.
On week's like this where big crowds will converge downtown for LDS General Conference, or pack Rice Eccles Stadium to watch the Utes, there's a lot of people who could use it.
"I would definitely just use TRAX for everything," said Rawle.
"I would use it probably more," said Parry.
"I think it will have an impact definitely economically and environmentally," said Garcia.
This pass still needs to get the city council's approval. But if it passes, the city hopes to roll it out in just a couple of months.
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