Governor Kicks Off Clear the Air Challenge, Encourages the Use of Travel Wise Mobile Tracker

WHAT: Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will be joined by the Salt Lake City mayor and Salt Lake County mayor to kick off the annual Clear the Air Challenge and encourage Utahns to use mass transit to improve air quality and escape high gas prices with an old fashioned whistle-stop tour of Northern Utah on FrontRunner. The Governor will also announce the launch of the new Travel Wise Mobile Tracker, a system for smart phones and mobile devices to track personal travel and measure money, miles, gas and emissions saved by using Travel Wise strategies.

WHO: Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and UTA Board Chair Greg Hughes will speak in Salt Lake City. Governor Herbert, Mayor Becker and Representative Hughes will continue to Woods Cross and Ogden, where Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey will greet them. County and local officials and dignitaries will join the event at each stop. Media representatives may join public officials for one-on-one interviews on the train between stops and return to Salt Lake by noon free of charge.

WHERE: UTA’s Salt Lake Intermodal Hub (250 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City), the Woods Cross FrontRunner station (750 S. 800 West) and the Ogden FrontRunner station (2350 S. Wall Ave.). UTA FrontRunner map: <>   UTA Systems maps by county: <>  .

WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2011

9:00 AM – Program, Salt Lake Intermodal Hub, 250 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

9:27 AM – board train for Woods Cross

9:40 AM – arrive Woods Cross FrontRunner station, 750 S. 800 West, Woods Cross

10:07 AM – board train for Ogden

10:46 AM – arrive Ogden FrontRunner station, 2350 S. Wall Ave., Ogden

11:16 AM – board train for Salt Lake

11:54 AM – train arrives in Woods Cross

12:09 PM – train arrives in Salt Lake