Utah Transit Authority Upgrades Core Vehicle Maintenance Facilities With Stertil-Koni Lifts
Heavy duty vehicle lift provider Stertil-Koni has announced it recently completed installation of a broad array of the company’s ALI (Automotive Lift Institute) certified vehicle lifts at several Utah Transit Authority (UTA) maintenance locations — all designed to speed vehicle servicing, boost efficiency and enhance technician safety.
UTA provides public bus service to customers throughout the entire Wasatch Front — an area that covers more than 1,400 square miles — and in a typical year will provide approximately 20 million bus trips. The organization’s mission is equally powerful: “The Utah Transit Authority moves Utah to a stronger economy, a cleaner environment, increased mobility, greater access to opportunity, and a better quality of life—all driven by safe, reliable transportation.”
That is precisely why ensuring vehicle uptime — supported by the latest technology — is critical to the people of the region. Stertil-Koni has provided multiple categories of heavy duty vehicle lifting systems to several of UTA’s maintenance facilities. That includes the recently expanded Meadowbrook Maintenance Facility, now with seven new service bays — all of which service UTA’s core bus fleet numbering 212 buses.
Riley Williams, Manager of Vehicle Performance and Maintenance and someone who has served UTA for nearly a decade, explained: “We never turn off the lights, and our ultimate mission at UTA is to move people, and to get riders safely where they need to be.”
Williams supervises the Meadowbrook Facility, which is UTA’s largest, with 34 bus bays, 48 technicians, and around-the-clock operation, 365 days a year. He and his team maintain a fleet of 40-foot diesel Gillig and New Flyer/MCI buses that last year transported 6.7 million riders. They also service UTA’s classic fleet of five vintage buses, used extensively for promotional events.
To keep all its buses in peak operating condition, UTA recently completed a new addition to the Meadowbrook facility, outfitted with heavy duty vehicle lifting systems from Stertil-Koni.
Helping to make it all happen – from sales and installation to training and support – was Stertil-Koni’s Salt Lake City-based exclusive distributor, Rocky Mountain Lifts.