The beginning of the year feels like a fresh start and the best time for creating new habits and routines to improve your overall well-being. Some common resolutions, such as saving money, increasing physical activity and making sustainable choices, can easily be accomplished by adjusting your daily commute. Here are some resources that will make your daily commute more healthy, sustainable and cost-efficient.
Riding UTA instead of driving will help you save money, reduce CO2 emissions and increase physical activity. The transit app is UTA’s official trip planner and is an essential tool for passengers riding public transportation. In addition to trip navigation, passengers can also use the Transit app to receive notifications about detours and service disruptions.
To simplify and enhance our student commuters’ experience, Commuter Services consolidated the campus transportation resources into one app. As a result, the TransLoc app now provides services for both Campus Shuttle and SafeRide passengers. Through this app, Campus Shuttle riders can track all shuttles lives, find stops and view estimated arrival times. Additionally, students may use the TransLoc app to request a SafeRide on weeknights from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Students enrolled in online classes may find that they only need to park on campus occasionally rather than daily. For them, short-term parking options are an affordable alternative to the semesterly permit.
Popular lots like the West Stadium Lot, Eccles Broadcast Lot and Merrill Engineering are likely to reach capacity by 9 a.m. However, parking in lots farther from main campus isn’t a disadvantage — it’s a great way to increase your daily step. Luckily, the Guardsman Lot, located on 500 South and Guardsman Way, typically has several stalls available throughout the day.
Bicycling is not only a sustainable alternative to driving, but it’s also a convenient way to make exercising a part of your daily routine. So if you have a bike, take it to the Campus Bike Shop, located at 413 Campus Center Dr. (across the street from UMFA). Our full-service bicycle repair shop provides repairs and maintenance services at affordable rates. For more information, email [email protected] or stop by on Thursday and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you have any questions about parking and other transportation options, call our Information Center at (801) 581-6415.
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