In 2012, nearly 17.6 million people boarded a TRAX train. About 21.2 million rode a UTA bus and about 1.9 million rode FrontRunner, according to figures provided by UTA. (Those ridership numbers don’t include the Draper and Airport TRAX lines and the Provo FrontRunner line, all of which opened in 2013.)
That there were more crimes along bus lines didn’t surprise Bill Tibbitts, associate director of Crossroads Urban Center, which provides services to low-income Utahns.
"There are dozens of bus stops for every TRAX stop," he said. "There are just so many more. The bus system still covers a lot more territory than the TRAX system."