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Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah

Salt Lake International Airport

The Salt Lake City International Airport is located five miles from downtown Salt Lake City and is the nation's 25th busiest airport.

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    Utah - The Facts

    • Statehood: Utah became the 45th state on January 4, 1896
    • Capital: Salt Lake City
    • Population: 2,700,000 (2010)
    • Size: 84,900 sq. miles / 219,900 sq. km. To put this into perspective, Utah is roughly the same size as the United Kingdom, twice as large as Cuba, one-third the size of France, five times larger than the Netherlands, and a little over half the size of Japan!
    • Motto: Industry
    • Utah Emblem: Beehive
    • Brand: "Life Elevated®"
    • Native Tribes: Shoshone, Ute, Goshute, Paiute, Navajo
    • Time Zone - Utah is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (GMT - 7 Hours). The state observes Daylight Saving Time. In 2012, Daylight Saving Time begins on March 11th and ends on November 4th.

    Utah Important Phone Numbers and Websites
         Emergency Service: 911, www.911.utah.gov
         Division of Emergency Services: 801-538-3400
         Utah Road Conditions: 866-511-8824, www.udot.utah.gov
         Utah Weather Services: 801-975-4499, http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/UT_cc_us.html
         Utah Public Safety: 801-887-3800, www.publicsafety.utah.gov

         Utah Tour Guide Association: www.utahtourguides.org
         Utah Restaurant Association: www.utahdineout.com
         Utah Tourism Industry Coalition (UTIC): www.utahtourism.org
         Utah Ski & Snowboard Association: www.skiutah.com
         Utah Film Commission: www.film.utah.gov
         Utah Hotel & Lodging Association: www.uhla.org
         Outdoor Utah: www.outdoorutah.com

    Taxes - Sales tax around Utah is typically between 6.5 - 7.0% with some exceptions. Salt Lake County sales tax is 6.85% and the statewide food tax is 3.0%.

    Currency Exchange - To exchange your currency to the U.S. Dollar, you may visit any Zion's Bank. There is one located in downtown Salt Lake City, at One South Main Street. 801-844-7000. ATM Machines are available everywhere. 

    Liquor Laws - The legal age for the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages is 21 years old. Proof of age is required. Liquor stores sell packaged alcohol, Monday through Saturday from am to pm. Most restaurants, bars and nightclubs are licensed to serve a full line of beverages during working hours; some have permits to sell beer and wine only.

    Smoking Rules - By law, you must be 19 or older to purchase tobacco products in the state of Utah. As part of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed indoor places of public access and publicly owned building and offices, with a few exceptions. More information, including these exceptions, can be found here: http://le.utah.gov/UtahCode/section.jsp?code=26-38

    Getting Around
    Accessibility - For information on accessibility in Utah for those with disabilities, please visit www.accessut.org, and www.dspd.utah.gov. For information on accessible recreation activities throughout Utah, please go to: http://travel.utah.gov/publications/onesheets/Accessible_Utah_web.pdf

    Air Transportation - Airports
         Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) www.slcairport.com
         St. George (SGU) www.flysgu.com
         Cedar City (CDC) www.cedarcity.org
         Provo (PVU) www.provo.org/airport.main.html
         Heber Valley (36U) www.gohebervalley.com
         Moab (CNY) www.moabairport.com

    Ground Transportation - Car Rental
         Avis Car Rental www.avis.com
         Budget Rent A Car www.budget.com
         Dollar Rent A Car www.dollar.com
         Enterprise Car Rental www.enterprise.com
         Hertz Car Rental www.hertz.com
         National Car Rental www.nationalcar.com
        Thrifty Car Rental www.thrifty.com

         Ute Cab Co. www.utecabco.com
         Yellow Cab Co. www.yellowcabutah.com

         All Resort Limousine www.allresortlimo.com/limo
         Beehive Limo & Tours www.limovans.com
         Moab Luxury Coach www.moabluxurycoach.com
         Park City Transport www.parkcitytransport.com

         Le Bus www.lebus.com
         Lewis Stages www.lewisstages.com
         Utah Trailways www.utahtrailways.com
         SaferBus www.mcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/saferbus/saferbus.aspx

         All Resort Express www.allresort.com
         Canyon Transportation www.canyontransport.com
         Express Shuttle Service www.xpressshuttleutah.com
         Park City Transportation Services www.parkcitytransportation.com
         Wasatch Crest Shuttle www.wcshuttle.com

    Public Transportation
         Utah Transit Authority (UTA) www.rideUTA.com. UTA includes many public transportation services in the Salt Lake area, including bus service, the light rail system (TRAX), as well as Front Runner, Utah's first commuter rail line.
         Front Runner connects Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties with stations in Salt Lake City, Woods Cross, Farmington, Layton, Roy and Ogden.
         UTA offers a service that bridges Salt Lake City and Park City called Park City Connect. Summit County stops will include multiple ski resorts, the Park City Transit Center, Kimball Junction businesses and Jeremy Ranch. Salt Lake City stops will include Salt Lake Central Station and the University of Utah.
         UTA also offers a Ski Bus Service which connects four ski resorts (Alta, Brighton, Solitude and Snowbird) with the Salt Lake City valley. This service typically runs from mid-December to mid-April. 

    Driving Regulations
         All drivers must have a valid driving license and must be 16 years of age or older to operate a vehicle in Utah. 
         All drivers and passengers in a vehicle must wear a seatbelt and children from birth through four years of age must be properly restrained in an approved car seat. 
         Text messaging is outlawed for all Utah drivers. Drivers who talk on a cell phone, and who participate in "careless driving" as a result may receive a moving violation.
         Utah's Interstate I-15 near Salt Lake City has an HOV lane, and any vehicle driving in that lane must have two or more passengers total.
         The Utah freeway speed limit is 75 miles per hour (120 km) in rural areas, and 65 miles per hour (104 km) in urban areas, unless otherwise posted and driverDiscoverAmericas must obey the posted speed limit.
         Please note that most car rental agencies have a minimum age requirement of 25 years old.

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