- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Transit Authority officials say they will soon give away 5,000 rail passes good for one week.

The give-away aims to keep drivers off the road in an effort clean up Utah’s polluted skies.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1isV3aP) the Utah Clean Air Partnership is paying for the passes.

Some of the cards will be sent to people who sign up for them at UTARideClear.com. Other passes will appear at locations released on the UTA Facebook and Twitter pages.

The passes are scheduled to work for unlimited rides during a seven-day period between Feb. 17 and March 31.

UTA has not yet said when exactly it will give the passes away.

Officials say reducing wintertime road travel is paramount because cold air traps pollutants, creating smoggy and unhealthy conditions.

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