Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Why are Summit County (High Valley Transit) and Park City Municipal (Park City Transit) transitioning to separate transit systems?
A: Several years ago, Park City and Summit County recognized the growing need for transit service to extend further throughout the county. Both agencies determined Summit County is best suited to work with neighboring communities and build a regional transit system, while Park City Transit is best suited to operate service within Park City.
Q2: When does High Valley Transit service begin?
A: From April 11—June 30, Park City Transit will continue to operate regular spring and summer service, including service on the 6 Lime, 7 Pink, and 11 Black. This spring, High Valley Transit will begin “On-Demand” microtransit service in some Summit County neighborhoods. On July 1, 2021, High Valley Transit will launch fixed-route bus service on the 11 Black and a new route replacing the 6 Lime and 7 Pink. From July 1 forward, Park City Transit and High Valley Transit will operate separate transit systems. To learn more about proposed High Valley Transit service, visit highvalleytransit.org, or refer to questions 8 and 9 below.
Q3: How will the two transit systems operate?
A: After July 1, 2021, Park City Transit will continue to operate as a department of Park City Municipal Corporation. Park City Transit operators and staff will remain employees of Park City Municipal. High Valley Transit is an independent transit district created by the government of Summit County, Utah. As an independent agency, it will be overseen by a board of trustees. For more information about High Valley Transit, please visit their website.
Q4: What transit service will each system operate?
From July 1, 2021 forward, Park City Transit will provide service within Park City boundaries (on the 1 Red, 2 Green, 5 Yellow, and seasonal routes like the 3 Blue, 4 Orange, 9 Purple, and City-Wide), as well as connections to regional transit hubs (on the 10 White Express). High Valley Transit will focus on providing regional service between areas in Summit County and key destinations in Park City. To learn more about proposed High Valley Transit service, visit their website, or refer to questions 8 and 9 below.
Q5: Who is guiding this transition?
A: Park City Municipal and Summit County are working closely to ensure a seamless transition to separate transit systems on July 1, 2021. Park City Municipal will guide any planning and public input processes for routes operated by Park City Transit after July 1, and Summit County will guide planning and public input process for routes operated by High Valley Transit from that date forward. Please visit High Valley Transit’s website for more information.
Q6: Who can I contact for questions about High Valley Transit?
A: Please contact High Valley Transit staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-336-3113.
Q7: Who can I contact for questions about Park City Transit?
Routes Operated by High Valley Transit (starting July 1, 2021)
Q8: What will happen to the 6 Lime and 7 Pink?
A: The 6 Lime and 7 Pink will be combined into a new high-frequency route between Jeremy Ranch and Deer Valley Resort. This route will operate every 15 minutes or less, year-round (twice as frequent as the routes it will replace). For more information about High Valley Transit Phase 1, please visit their website.
Q9: What will happen to the 11 Black?
A: This service will continue to operate with additional stops in Francis. If funding is available, additional daily trips will also be added throughout the day.
Routes Operated by Park City Transit (starting July 1, 2021)
Q10: What will happen to routes operated by Park City Transit? (1 Red, 2 Green, *3 Blue, *4 Orange, 5 Yellow, *9 Purple, 10 White, and the *City-wide.) *Indicates a winter-only/seasonal route.
A: Park City Transit is not planning any major service changes this spring or summer and current routes will remain in service for the near future. Learn more about route maps and schedules here.
This summer and fall, Park City Municipal is excited to kick off a Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reimagine our existing transit system. This planning process will focus on existing or potential ways to connect major destinations with easy-to-use transit service. Park City will work together with the community to explore options such as microtransit, express routes to major destinations, transit to recreation areas, and more. The final Short-Range Transit Plan will recommend improvements and changes to be implemented over the next several years. Check back soon for opportunities to get involved!
Q11: What will happen to ADA/Paratransit service?
Existing ADA/Paratransit riders will not lose access to this service. Park City and Summit County staff are working closely together to determine which ADA/Paratransit service areas will be operated by Park City Transit, and which areas will be operated by High Valley Transit when it begins fixed-route bus service on July 1, 2021.
Q11: What about other projects that involve transit?
Park City staff are working closely with other city departments to advance Park City’s transit-first priorities on a variety of projects. In addition to the Short-Range Transit Plan, staff recently launched an Active Transportation plan to evaluate walking and biking connections to the city’s major destinations and transit. They are also working in conjunction with Summit County on projects such as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on SR 224.