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UTA completes work on 200 bus shelters

The Utah Transit Authority completed work on more than 200 shelters at bus stops along the Wasatch Front, including this one at the Matheson Courthouse on State Street in Salt Lake City.
The Utah Transit Authority completed work on more than 200 shelters at bus stops along the Wasatch Front, including this one at the Matheson Courthouse on State Street in Salt Lake City.
Utah Transit Authority

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority completed work on more than 200 shelters at bus stops along the Wasatch Front.

The shelters were added to stops where possible to help protect riders from rain, snow and sun.

Planners wanted to finish as many bus shelters as possible to help keep riders warm this winter, UTA engineering and construction planner Jake Splan said in a statement. Mild fall weather enabled construction crews to finish the 200th shelter in early November.

Since then, several dozen more shelters have been added to UTA stops. UTA has also added hundreds of benches, garbage cans and bike racks to stops throughout its service area.

The 200 new bus shelters were added to stops in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties. Funds from Proposition 1, a transportation sales tax initiative that appeared on the ballot in 17 counties in 2015, were used for many of the new shelters in Davis and Weber counties, where the proposal passed.

In 2017, riders will see 50 to 100 more shelters along State Street in Salt Lake County, Washington Boulevard in Weber County, areas in Roy and Sunset, and other locations in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties.

Shelters will also be added in Tooele and Grantsville, as well as to stops in Utah County.