Our valley is becoming more and more connected through mass transit. Taking the bus, Trax, or Frontrunner gives you more options to get around and opens up more ways to see Utah. When you live in Daybreak you have an advantage, because Trax comes right into our neighborhood and connects you to all the other places that Transit can go.
It’s a quick 30 minutes to downtown Salt Lake from Daybreak. You can also be happy knowing by taking Trax instead of driving, you are helping improve air quality and reduce congestion on our highways. And a study in Washington DC showed that living near public transit increases home values.
Trax Airport Line Opens Sunday, April 14
Just this year, a new line south to Provo opened and another anticipated Trax line is opening soon. After April 13, you’ll be able to take Trax to and from the Salt Lake airport with trains leaving every 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the station. If you travel or have guests visit, you’ll be excited because you won’t have to drive your car to the airport or pay to park in long term parking. No more asking someone to drop you off or pick you up for a flight. Taking the train will be so much easier.
This Saturday, April 13, you can ride to the airport station free. All you need to bring is a can of food. It will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Riders can ride to the Airport Station for free by donating cans of food. You can also see Gov. Gary Herbert, members of Utah’s congressional delegation and other local officials at North Temple Bridge Station at 2pm.
Places to Go From Daybreak
Of course, taking Trax to a Jazz game, seeing a production at Capitol Theater, or shopping at City Creek or Gateway, is a popular way to see downtown. There are good restaurants and other attractions along the Trax line (read these posts for some suggestions).
If you have kids its an easy day trip (no car seats needed, and kids under age 6 ride free) to visit places like the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Clark Planetarium or Temple Square.
Or, pack your bikes for a bike tour staycation. Grab a group pass for just $14 for four people round trip and bike and ride to the Pony Express RV park where you can stay overnight in a cabin for only $25 for a family of four.
And, now that Salt Lake has a new GREENbike program, you won’t even have to pack a bike. For a reasonable fee you can check out a bike at kiosks around the city.
GREENbikes are also smart and make you feel good because they track things like the miles you travel, calories you burn, gallons of gas you save, and the pounds of CO2 emissions you avoid.
Check out UTA’s blog for even more things to do with your kids, riding Trax.
Wherever you go, the airport and other TRAX lines that connect from Daybreak are a great way to commute, see the city, or catch a plane out of town!