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Utah Transit Authority

The Utah Transit Authority is a special service district responsible for providing public transportation throughout the Wasatch Front of Utah, in the United States, which includes the metropolitan areas of Ogden, Park City, Salt Lake City and Tooele. It operates fixed route buses, flex route buses, express buses, ski buses, three light rail lines in Salt Lake County, a streetcar line in Salt Lake City, a commuter rail train from Ogden through Salt Lake City to Provo. UTA is headquartered in Salt Lake City with operations and garages in locations throughout the Wasatch Front, including Ogden and Orem. Light rail vehicles are maintained at yards at locations in South Salt Lake and Midvale. UTA's commuter rail equipment is serviced at a facility in Salt Lake City. All of UTA's TRAX and FrontRunner trains and stations, as well as all buses, are compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act and are therefore accessible to those with disabilities. In accordance with the Utah Clean Air Act and UTA ordinance, "smoking is prohibited on UTA vehicles as well as UTA bus stops, TRAX stations, FrontRunner stations and all other UTA property."

The Utah Transit Authority traces its roots to 1953 when several bus companies united to form the organization. Among the constitutive companies of the UTA was National City Lines, which bought out and decommissioned the trolleys from the Utah Light and Traction Company in the 1940s; the Traction company operated electric trolleys in Salt Lake City neighborhoods like the Avenues. Bus service in the 1950s became unpopular, with low gas prices and subsidized construction of highways like Interstate 15. By 1960, bus ridership was only about one third the level of war-time Salt Lake, the average age of riders was 14. In 1969, the Utah State Legislature passed the Utah Public Transit District Act, which allows individual communities to address transportation needs by forming local transit districts. UTA was subsequently founded on March 3, 1970 when the cities of Sandy, Salt Lake City, Murray voted to form a transit district. Service was extended to Weber and Davis counties in 1973 and to Utah County in 1985.

Today, the UTA's service area is over 1,400 square miles and covers seven counties: Box Elder, Salt Lake, Tooele and Weber. UTA saw rapid expansion through the 1980s, it strove to streamline the bus system and only in the 1970s connected the east and west sides of the Salt Lake Valley, with east–west routes along 2100 South, 3300 South/3500 South, 4500 South/4700 South created in 1975. Four bus routes to Granger, Kearns and Tooele were created the same year. Sunday service on 25 routes began in 1975, only to be removed sometime before 1988. In 1976 the UTA began offering ski service to Alta, Brighton and Solitude ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. Today, the UTA offers seasonal buses to those four resorts as well as Snowbasin Resort and Powder Mountain in Weber County and Sundance Resort in Utah County. Since 1970, the entire service area of UTA has seen bus route redesigns, beginning with Utah County in 2000. Weber and Davis Counties saw an overhaul of their bus routing in 2002.

The largest and most comprehensive change in routing occurred in August 2007 in Salt Lake County, with the goal of increasing ridership by twelve percent. Prior to 2007, night service had different routing than regular daytime service. After the redesign, nighttime routes were to retain the same routing and numbering as their daytime counterparts. Routes were consolidated as well, with 69 routes reduced to 60. Fifteen-minute service during weekday daytime hours was extended from two to 11 routes, all other routes in the system had 30 service during weekday peak hours at the least. "Fast buses," which connected suburbs to the city and charged the same fare as local buses, were introduced and expanded. The redesign proposal was met with criticism, with low-income advocacy groups claiming that the redesign focused too on commuters rather than the disadvantaged; the route redesign achieved its intended goal—from 2007 to 2011, bus ridership in the entire system increased from 77,500 to 88,700, an increase of 18 percent.

Beginning in 2010, a decline in funding that UTA was receiving from sales tax revenues resulted in service reductions. Fast bus trips were reduced, with many fast bus routes being cut altogether. Saturday and night service saw cuts as well; the opening of two new TRAX extensions exacerbated bus route service cuts in the western side of the valley. There was no service on Memorial and Labor days for the first time in 2010. Service on those holidays was restored, as of 2016 UTA provides bus and rail service on most holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving and New Year's Day; as UTA's rail expansion projects draw to a close and revenues increase, the agency has indicated that it will begin restoring service in the near future. Amidst the service cuts and rail expansions, UTA struck a deal with Park City and Summit County to begin operating an express bus between Salt Lake City and Park City in October 2011; this express. UTA offers over 120 bus routes within its operational area. Most of these routes provide regular transportation throughout the day, while many are commuter routes.

Some are special services, such as ski ro

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Paramali

Paramali is a village on the south coast of the island of Cyprus, in the Limassol District 4 kilometres east of Avdimou. Its district covers an area stretching north from the south coast of Cyprus, with equal parts falling in the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia to the south, in the Republic of Cyprus to the north; the original village settlement was majority Turkish-Cypriot, with the Greek-Cypriot minority leaving in the disturbances of the early 1960s. Turkish-Cypriots from other villages came in 1974, after which the whole population left for the temporary camps at "Happy Valley" inside the British territory, from where they were evacuated out of RAF Akrotiri, ended up in the abandoned Greek-Cypriot village of Kalopsida, in the Turkish-controlled area; the original village was abandoned. Now it is used by the British military for exercises to ready them for Afghanistan, famously for a much-photographed exercise in 2006 in which Prince William took part. There is now a Greek-Cypriot village settlement in what was called "Paramali Station" in the centre of the district, intersected by both the main east-west road and the Republic-SBA boundary.

It is populated by Greek-Cypriots who left the north in 1974. There is an abandoned mosque, a new Greek Orthodox church; the Greek-Cypriot population grew inside the British territory to the extent that in 1989 the British administration had to make legal arrangements for election of a village council, as there was still nobody living in the northerly, republican part of the village district. It is the only village with such arrangements in the SBAs except for Akrotiri, wholly inside the SBAs from the creation of the Republic and SBAs in 1960. Subsequently housing has been developed on the republican side of the boundary, close to the main road and the motorway; the British military have 2 fenced residential compounds in the east of the district, serving the Episkopi Cantonment and called "North Paramali" and "South Paramali". Flagstaff House, the official residence of the Administrator of the British Overseas Territory, always Commander British Forces Cyprus, is in South Paramali. There are turtle-nesting areas on the main beach on the coast, protected by the fact that the roads down to them are not marked.

But the beaches are used by kite-surfers and others