Reliable Mass Transportation
Importance to Employers and Employees
Facts About UTA Riders
• 42 million yearly boardings
• Ridership expected to grow
• UTA riders save 29,000 trips in I-15 c...
Facts About Riders in General
• Ridership is increasing
▫ From 1995 through 2012, public transportation
ridership increase...
Trip Purpose

Work 59.2%
School 10.6%
Social 6.8%
Shopping 6.5%
Medical 2.7%
Personal 5.1%
Other 5.7%

(APTA, Profile of P...
Days Ridden per Week
Seven 16.2%
Six 12.7%
Five 35.5%
Four 8.1%
Three 7.8%
Two 6.6%
One 5.1%
Less 6.2%
(APTA, Profile of P...
Local Companies Support Mass Transit
• 130 Eco Pass company partners, excluding
schools
• 25,000 Eco Passes available thro...
Sampling of UTA/ECO Pass Partners
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Beneficial Life Insurance Company
Bonneville International – KS...
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LDS Church
Salt Lake City
Sandy City
Rocky Mountain Power
SkyWest
USTAR
Wells Fargo
Vari...
Facts About Deseret Management
Corporation (DMC)
• Companies
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Beneficial Life Insurance Company
Bonneville I...
Facts About DMC Companies’ Ridership
• Ridership from a low of 17% to high of 100%
• What makes the difference?
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Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC
• Ease of movement around downtown SLC
between our companies
• Free fare in downtown area
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Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC Employees
• Pay raise of $2,500 - $10,000 per year due to
savings on gasoline and car expen...
Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC Employees
• Great employee benefit -whether DMC pays or
employee pays
• If employee pays fo...
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Claire Averett provided the following presentation at the Governor's Transportation Summit on November 5, 2013.

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Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees

  1. 1. Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
  2. 2. Facts About UTA Riders • 42 million yearly boardings • Ridership expected to grow • UTA riders save 29,000 trips in I-15 corridor each day • Equivalent of nearly 2 freeway lanes and related emissions • 75% of UTA riders have access to a vehicle but choose transit (Former Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, Front lines 2015, October 3, 2013)
  3. 3. Facts About Riders in General • Ridership is increasing ▫ From 1995 through 2012, public transportation ridership increased by 34% - a growth rate higher than the 17% increase in US population • Households that use public transportation can save more than $9,700/year • Households near public transit drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles and reduce gasoline usage by 223 gallons per year • 2009 – National average of those who use transit as primary means of travel = 5% (American Public Transportation Association, APTA)
  4. 4. Trip Purpose Work 59.2% School 10.6% Social 6.8% Shopping 6.5% Medical 2.7% Personal 5.1% Other 5.7% (APTA, Profile of Public Transportation Passengers, 2007)
  5. 5. Days Ridden per Week Seven 16.2% Six 12.7% Five 35.5% Four 8.1% Three 7.8% Two 6.6% One 5.1% Less 6.2% (APTA, Profile of Public Transportation Passengers, 2007)
  6. 6. Local Companies Support Mass Transit • 130 Eco Pass company partners, excluding schools • 25,000 Eco Passes available through partner companies • Some companies give ECO Pass as a benefit • Some companies charge part or all of cost (Utah Transit Authority)
  7. 7. Sampling of UTA/ECO Pass Partners • • • • • • • • • • • • Beneficial Life Insurance Company Bonneville International – KSL TV and Radio Deseret Book Deseret Digital Media Deseret Management Corporation Deseret News Fidelity Investments Envision Utah Jacobs Engineering Flying J Various Ken Garff Dealerships Kirton and McConkie (Utah Transit Authority)
  8. 8. Sampling Con’t • • • • • • • • • LDS Church Salt Lake City Sandy City Rocky Mountain Power SkyWest USTAR Wells Fargo Various Utah State departments Various Federal Government department (Utah Transit Authority)
  9. 9. Facts About Deseret Management Corporation (DMC) • Companies ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ Beneficial Life Insurance Company Bonneville International – KSL TV and Radio Deseret Book Deseret Digital Media Deseret Management Corporation Deseret News Temple Square Hospitality • Location – Between Main Street and 400 West, North Temple and 100 South
  10. 10. Facts About DMC Companies’ Ridership • Ridership from a low of 17% to high of 100% • What makes the difference? ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ Accessibility to transit from home Type of work – office workers Work schedules Whether or not the employee pays for the pass Whether or not a parking benefit is available • Most DMC companies offer an ECO Pass or parking, not both (Utah Transit Authority)
  11. 11. Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC • Ease of movement around downtown SLC between our companies • Free fare in downtown area • Reduced pressure on limited availability of parking • ECO Pass is an inexpensive benefit, highly valued by employees • Responsible thing to do
  12. 12. Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC Employees • Pay raise of $2,500 - $10,000 per year due to savings on gasoline and car expenses.(The benefits of Public Transportation: An Overview, op.cit., p.7) City 1 New York 12 Denver 20 Las Vegas Monthly Savings $1,240 $864 $764 Annual Savings $14,879 $10,368 $9,162 *Based on gasoline prices as reported by AAA on 10/9/13 (APTA)
  13. 13. Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC Employees • Great employee benefit -whether DMC pays or employee pays • If employee pays for ECO Pass, break even occurs after six round trips/month (Utah Business, Oct 7, 2013) • Employee can work while commuting • Employee can pay for pass through payroll deduction and is done pre-tax

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