OGX Grand Experience Celebrates UTAs New Bus Rapid Transit Line in Ogden

When: Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Farmers Market - 25th Street and Washington Boulevard - Ogden

What: Join UTA for the OGX Grand Xperience! In celebration of our newest bus line, UTA is offering Zero Fare on Saturday, August 26 on all buses, TRAX, FrontRunner, S-Line, Paratransit and UTA On Demand. Ride OGX to this Willy Wonkathemed Grand Xperience that invites visitors into Wonka’s candy factory to choose from all the favorites…Gobstoppers, Nerds, Laffy Taffy, Fun Dip, Bottle Caps, Sweet Tarts, Pixy Sticks and more. There will be games and lots of prizes at the UTA Spin Wheel, WSU Swirly Twirly Ball Toss, Skinny Dogz Dunk Tank ,Intermountain Health Ping Pong Cup Toss, and a UTA Coloring Contest. Enjoy Costa Vida burrito bites while 100 Wonka winners receive fanny packs.

Overview: The debut of OGX marks the end of more than 20 years of planning and two years of construction in downtown Ogden, and along 25th Street and Harrison Boulevard. UTA’s newest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system combines the capacity and speed of light rail with the lower cost construction of a bus system. Dedicated lanes and signal priority allow riders to reach their destinations quickly. Ogden Express (formerly Route 603) offers riders Zero fare for three years. Its electric busses run from Ogden Central Station, through downtown, to the Junction, along dedicated bus lanes in the center of Harrison Boulevard, through the Weber State University campus, and on to McKay-Dee Hospital. Riders will be able to catch the bus every 10-15 minutes on weekdays and 15-30 minutes on weekends. The project will benefit the community by reducing vehicle trips, supporting the economy, and providing transportation choices.

Quick Facts:

  • 22 upgraded stations
  • 11 clean-air electric buses
  • Dedicated lanes
  • Signal priority at 19 lights
  • 10-15 minute weekday service
  • Project cost: $120 mil

OGX Schedule: OGX operates Monday through Friday from 4:30 am until midnight. Saturdays schedule is 9 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 pm.

OGX is Ogden’s “ride” to Raptors baseball games, surfing at FlowRider, skydiving at iFly, climbing at iRock, bowling at Skinny Dogz, watching a Megaplex movie, relaxing at the Egyptian Theater, dining at Union Grill, shopping on 25th Street, jamming at the Twilight Concert series, or cheering on the Weber State Wildcats.

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