- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Transit Authority says technological advancements have resulted in significant improvements in its on-time rates for buses and commuter trains serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding metro area.

The Salt Lake Tribune (https://tinyurl.com/qjdca3r) reports that the on-time rate for UTA buses exceeded 90 percent for the first time last year.

The 91.5 percent rate is up dramatically from 2006, when the buses met their schedules only 62 percent of the time.

TRAX light-rail trains improved to 92 percent last year, and FrontRunner commuter trains climbed to 94.6 percent.

UTA Vice President Jerry Benson says the agency put GPS systems on all buses and trains to track and report their locations in real time. He says the authority constantly reviews the information to make adjustments in the operations.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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