Monday, August 1, 2011

UTA TRAX Day Trips and a Giveaway

We’ve got your ticket to ride. UTA’s TRAX light rail in Salt Lake City is expanding.  If you’d like to win a group pass to use during the month of August, keep reading to learn more about TRAX TRIPS.
TRAX TRIPS

Popular Salt Lake City attractions to visit using UTA’s TRAX for tourists or locals:

The following sites are within walking distance from the noted TRAX stations.
  • Salt Lake City Main Library downtown (Library Station on 400 S. 250 E.)
  • Gateway Mall downtown – Children’s Discovery Museum, Clark Planetarium, Restaurants and Shopping (Planetarium Station)
  • Temple Square downtown (City Center or Temple Square Station)
  • Energy Solutions Arena downtown – for Jazz basketball games, Barnum & Bailey’s Circus and Disney On Ice among other special events. (Arena Station)
  • Spring Mobile Ballpark on 1300 South– for Salt Lake Bee’s baseball games (Ballpark Station)
  • Maverick Center in West Valley City– for Utah Grizzlies Hockey games, popular concerts, monster truck shows and more (Decker Lake Station)
  • Jordan Commons in Sandy – for movies and restaurants (9400 South Station)
  • Gardner Village in West Jordan – for boutique shopping and restaurants (Historic Gardner Station)
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Gardner Village is a new stop that will officially open Sunday, August 7, 2011. We were recently invited on the first public ride for the new Mid-Jordan TRAX line (the Red line) from Gardner Village out to Daybreak.

I’m excited to be able to hop on the north/south TRAX line and it can now take me right to Gardner Village. We love to go there to see the Witchapalooza displays and petting zoo at Halloween and the Elf displays at Christmas, not to mention all the beautiful boutique fabric, clothing and decor stores.

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Historic Gardner Station, right across the street from Gardner Village

The new TRAX trains were custom built for UTA and are stroller friendly. We were able to roll right on (no steps) and had plenty of space inside. A nice change from other trains where I have to close my stroller and lug it off and on.

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During our trip UTA emphasized safety especially for the kids on the platform and on the train.

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TRAIN SAFETY TIPS: Teach kids to stay behind the yellow line while on the station platform and to stay seated or hold onto the poles inside the train – not hang from them like my son did.

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TRANSIT GROUP PASS GIVEAWAY:
We have 2 passes to giveaway. The UTA Group Guest Pass is good for up to 4 passengers, valid for 1 round trip during the month of August using UTA’s TRAX, bus or FrontRunner.

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Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday,August 7, 2011
Winners will be notified by email 
Winners will be chosen by Random.org



*Disclosure: My family was invited for a free test ride on the Red TRAX line.  My husband also works for UTA. I most often use transit for short day trips to take my kids to fun locations around Salt Lake City or to avoid parking for nighttime events downtown. All opinions are honest and 100% mine.

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