According to Google Analytics, only about 10% of you live in Utah.
So, why am I posting about this? Because I think it’s important, and I think there are things that are applicable to everyone. And I have something to give away. Stick with me.
Do you use public transit often? I’ll admit it — I don’t. I like the idea of public transit, but accessing the trains hasn’t been convenient. In fact, getting to a TRAX (our local light rail) station has been a 25 minute drive. Once you’re all loaded and driving 25 minutes…
Here’s the good news:
UTA has recently expanded the TRAX lines to the west side of the valley. AND, there is a stop within walking distance of my neighborhood.
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a Mom Aboard event for bloggers (there I am on the very left edge of that top picture) to preview the new Mid-Jordan line. I took all 4 kids with me…solo.
Some were happier to be there than others.
We talked ahead of time about train safety. Tangent: UTA had gone to my kids’ school (and many others locally) and presented an assembly about the trains and staying safe. As someone who lives near the tracks, I appreciate this A LOT. I’m also impressed that my kids seem to have remembered most of the information. Nicely done, UTA assembly people! We were about 4 cars back when this happened…not close enough to see anything, but close enough for it to really hit home for my kids.
IF YOU LIVE NEAR TRAIN TRACKS, PLEASE TALK TO YOUR KIDS (of all ages) ABOUT SAFETY!
UTA did a fabulous job with the Mom Aboard event. The kids have asked when we get to take the train again. The answer? The new west side lines (Mid-Jordan as well as West Valley) open officially August 7th. You can check them out early, on August 3rd, by donating a canned food item as your fare. Details here.
Are you one of the 10%?
I’ve got a Mom Aboard Group Pass for one lucky Crap I’ve Made reader!
This pass is good for up to 4 passengers (5 and under are free, I believe…waiting for official word from Tauni on that) and is valid for one round trip during the month of August.
Leave a comment.
I’ll pick the winner on Friday so I can get you your pass!