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UTA Ticket As Fare program providing free rides to Ogden Twilight, SLC events

By Ryan Aston - | May 30, 2024

Photo supplied, Utah Transit Authority

In this undated photo, an OGX bus makes a stop on Washington Boulevard in Ogden.

OGDEN -- Ogden Twilight is officially underway after Phoenix and Metric opened the summer concert series May 16. Next up is Cannons and Washed Out on June 22, and the Utah Transit Authority will be there to provide free rides to that and future shows.

UTA has announced the return of its Ticket As Fare program, allowing event ticket holders to use its services for free to get to a myriad of preapproved concerts, athletic events and more.

Valid services include regular and express buses, FrontRunner, S-Line, TRAX and UTA On Demand. Riders may be asked to present their printed or electronic tickets as proof of fare.

All of Ogden Twilight's remaining show dates are listed among the approved events. They include:

  • June 22: Cannons, Washed Out and Die Shiny.
  • July 5: Ben Böhmer, Tinlicker and Alex Cruz.
  • July 6: Diplo, Gioli & Assia and Sootah.
  • Aug. 8: Killer Mike & The Mighty Midnight Revival and Hippo Campus.
  • Aug. 14: St. Vincent, Eartheater and Daytime Lover.
  • Aug. 23: Alvvays, The Beths and Homephone.
  • Aug. 29: Thievery Corporation and Dirtwire.
  • Sept. 6: Broken Social Scene and Harpers.
  • Sept. 13: Tycho and a just-announced DJ set by CRi.

The UTA website notes that riders can take the OGX bus rapid transit route to the Washington Boulevard Station for Ogden Twilight shows. The public also can use UTA's services for transportation down to the Salt Lake City area, where the vast majority of approved events are located.

Those events include Utah Pride 2024 at Washington Square Park (this Saturday and Sunday), Luke Combs at Rice-Eccles Stadium (June 7-8), Utah Asian Festival at the Utah State Fairpark (June 8), Utah Arts Festival at Library Square (June 28-30), George Strait at Rice-Eccles Stadium (June 29) and Western Stampede & Carnival at the West Jordan Fairgrounds (July 4-6).

Additional events include all SLC Twilight Series dates in June, July and August and all University of Utah on-campus athletics events, including contests at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the Jon M. Huntsman Center and other U of U facilities.

UTA senior media relations specialist Carl Arky told the Standard-Examiner that while the lion's share of Ticket As Fare events are located in Salt Lake County, the door is always open for event organizers in the Ogden area to participate in the program, where feasible.

"Any Ogden or Weber County event is welcome to apply as a TAF partner, but it needs to make sense for them. Our transit options in Weber County are somewhat limited," he said.

Arky noted that TRAX serves as the linchpin for the Ticket As Fare program.

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