This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business.  Utah depends on public transportation. Federal and state governments consider it an essential service, and every day over 80,000 members of our community use the Utah Transit Authority.  And UTA’s top priority is safety.  To tell us what UTA is doing to keep us moving through the coronavirus, here’s trustee Beth Holbrook.


Nothing’s more important to UTA than your safety, and that includes reducing the spread of COVID-19.  To do this, we are working with experts from the Utah Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  We have implemented additional disinfecting and social distancing measures in addition to our regular daily vehicle and station cleaning.  This includes daily disinfecting all hand and grab rails; wiping down buses, mopping transit vehicle floors, and cleaning rail stations and facilities with disinfectant.

Our bus operators are using hand sanitizer and are not handling passes but conducting visual fare inspections only.  We have moved the yellow passenger line so that there is 6 feet between operators and riders.  And these are only a few of the measures we’re taking.  To learn more, please go to


UTA works for all of us, and they have assembled a COVID-19 task force to implement additional measures as needs arise.  To learn more go to or following UTA on Twitter and Facebook.  I’m Derek Miller, of the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is “Speaking on Business.”