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UTA Revenue

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Sources of Utah Transit Authority Funding
Sources of Utah Transit Authority Funding

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Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune on Feb 08, 2013
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Funding
In order to provide quality transit services along the Wasatch Front, UTA draws funding from a variety of sources, mainly a local option sales tax raised by the cities and counties it serves. A basic breakdown of where UTA receives its funding is listed below:

UTA is a government special service district overseen by a board of trustees. Special service districts are usually smaller than a state agency but serve an area larger than traditional city or county borders. UTA serves the residents of Salt Lake, Weber and Davis counties and select cities within Utah, Box Elder and Tooele counties. UTA's funding only comes from the municipalities that are part of its service area. UTA's Board of Trustees provides broad direction, governs the authority, and sets the policies and goals on issues such as ridership, services and financial responsibilities. Members of the board are generally appointed by the city and county governments within UTA's service area that support the agency with a local option sales tax. The representation on the board is as follows:
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Local option sales tax – 70.9% Federal funding – 13.1% Fares – 11.2% Investments – 3.1% Advertising – 1.3% Other – .3%

Salt Lake County and municipalities of Grantsville and Tooele – 5 seats Unincorporated Salt Lake County – 1 seat Salt Lake City – 1 seat Utah County – 2 seats Davis County – 1 seat Weber County and Municipalities of Brigham City, Willard and Perry – 1 seat Utah Transportation Commission – 1 seat Governor – 1 seat State House – 1 seat State Senate – 1 seat

For more information on UTA's organization, funding or fares visit www.rideuta.com.

Funding
Local option sales tax Investments Federal funding Advertising Fares Other

3% 2% 11% 13%

0.3%

Each board member serves a four-year term. The size of the board and the procedures for appointing its members are determined by the Utah State Legislature. The board is also responsible for hiring UTA's general manager, chief legal counsel, auditors and chief financial officers. All other positions at the agency are hired and overseen under the direction of the general manager.

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