UTA among the top North American transit systems

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SALT LAKE CITY — For the fourth time, the Utah Transit Authority has been named one of the best public transportation systems in North America.

UTA is being recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award winner by the American Public Transportation Association, the international industry organization representing the United States and Canada. The award honors public transportation systems that have demonstrated “achievement in efficiency and effectiveness.”

There are three such awards based on the size of the transit system. UTA won for large systems providing 20 million or more annual passenger trips. The agency was previously honored in 1986, 1996 and 2002.

“This is a great honor for UTA and confirmation from our peers across the country of what our loyal customers already know, that we have the best multi-modal transit system in the United States,” UTA General Manager Michael Allegra said. “Just as we are always studying other transit systems, likewise our peer transit agencies have been contacting us asking for our help, so that they can learn from our experience during a time of record growth.”

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