Located along the I-15 corridor, stretching from San Diego, California, to Alberta, Canada, Provo is centrally located in the Crossroads of the West. Provo is also located approximately 30 miles south of the Salt Lake City metro area where travelers can easily access I-80, giving travelers access to San Francisco, California, to New York City, New York.
Provo is proud to be services by both commercial and passenger rail services. Amtrak has regular scheduled departure service from the Provo Platform Station on the California Zephyr, originating in Chicago, Illinois, and ending in Emeryville, California.
Utah Railway Company #811 operates freight service from Mohrland to Helper Terminal, Utah. The State of Utah has trackage rights over Union Pacific from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Ogden, Utah. Union Pacific operates as a switching agent for BNSF Railway in the Salt Lake City, Provo and Ogden areas. A majority of rail traffic is dedicated to the moving of coal in 84 to 105 car unit trains.
Salt Lake City International Airport
Located 50 miles north of Provo, Salt Lake City International Airport is served by 8 major airlines and acts as a major hub for Delta Air Lines. There are approximately 624 scheduled daily departures serving around 90 cities with non-stop flights. The entire airport complex is composed of two terminals, five concourses and 86 gates. Over 21 million passengers were served in 2014 making this airport the 27th busiest in North American and 80th busiest in the world in terms of passenger numbers.
The Provo airport provides both commercial and general aviation services to the public. Scheduled commercial services are provided through Allegiant Air to three locations: Los Angeles, California (LAX); Oakland/San Francisco, California (OAK); and Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona (AZA). Rental car services through most major car rental companies are available on site.
Provo is services by a variety of public transportation options, including passenger buses and commuter rail. Provo is the southern hub of FrontRunner, a north-south commuter rail that stretches north to Ogden, Utah. This area, known as the Provo Intermodal Center, also acts as a primary passenger bus station connecting commuters to literally hundreds of locations throughout Utah and Salt Lake Counties.
Currently the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal highway Administration (FHWA), Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in conjunction with Mountainland Association of Government (MAG), are designing a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system through the cities of Provo and Orem. The proposed project will include:
- Providing BRT service between the Orem Intermodal Center, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and the Provo Intermodal Center.
- Capacity improvements to intersections on University Parkway.
- Approximately 51% of the BRT route will include exclusive bus only lanes.
- 17 stations with upgraded features such as real-time next bus information, shelters with seating and the ability to pay for fares at stations.
- More reliable bus service with 5 minute frequency during peak hours.