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To speed moving through the terminal, she advised travelers to print boarding passes at home.

For going through security, Gann suggested travelers wear slip-on shoes, remove their coats and take computers and electronics out of carrying cases before reaching checkpoints.

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Information about what is allowed through security is available at www.tsa.gov.

Gann also encouraged use of the airport’s park-and-wait lot to reduce congestion at the terminal. People can wait there — watching flight arrival information posted on electronic signs — and then pick up people when they are at the curb.

Transit » UTA will not offer any regular bus, TRAX or FrontRunner service on Thanksgiving. Ski bus service will continue, as will limited Park City service.

On "Black Friday," UTA offers Sunday-schedule bus service, and Saturday-schedule TRAX and FrontRunner Service. Regular ski-bus service is available. Specific schedules are available at rideuta.com.

Last year, so many riders complained about cuts to Black Friday service — amid news stories about high UTA executive salaries, travel and bonuses ­— that the agency posted an explanation on its website, saying cuts were to save money with the opening of several new rail lines and a slow economic recovery.

This year, UTA spokesman Remi Barron said, "Black Friday is typically a low ridership day" with "few, if any, school trips [and] significantly fewer work trips.

Bus service does not typically attract special event riders, such as the Temple Square lighting," so UTA offers reduced service.


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Bus service has increased this year, Barron noted, "and we have additional bus service in the budget for next year. We continue to monitor holiday ridership as we determine where additional service would be most effective."

ldavidson@sltrib.com



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