Sunday, January 19, 2014

'Take the bus this Sundance' Shared shoulder again in place on S.R. 224. Aaron Osowski, The Park Record

                                 The free Park City/Summit County buses will run on their regular schedules during this year s Sundance Film Festival. Filmgoers can also take advantage of the free Festival shuttles. (Park Record file photo)

With this year's Sundance Film Festival set to begin Thursday, visitors and Park City residents should be ready to brace themselves for a hectic traffic weekend. With free public transit options available, however, filmgoers won't have to succumb to road rage.
"Don't drive cars, ride the bus," said Brooks Robinson, Senior Transportation Planner with Park City. "We're a pretty walkable town and we're not expecting bad weather."
The joint Park City/Summit County bus line will continue to run on its normal schedule and there will also be free Festival shuttle buses. This year will again see the shared shoulder concept implemented on State Road 224 northbound to allow bus traffic to move faster during congested traffic times.
The Utah Department of Transportation has installed the shared shoulder signs, which allow buses to drive on the shoulder during traffic congestion, on S.R. 224 northbound from Cutter Lane to Newpark Boulevard. Whether the shared shoulder concept will continue after Sundance remains to be seen. UDOT will be restriping S.R. 224 this summer as part of a repaving project.
Summit County Public Works Director Derrick Radke said he also expects a lot of congestion at Kimball Junction.
"It'll be a busy time. I encourage people to not get on roads at peak skier loadout and commuter hours if you can help it," Robinson said, adding that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day adds to traffic congestion. "Leave a little earlier or later or stay and have dinner.
Park City contracts with Lewis Stages for shuttling people to theater venues, and Robinson said those buses as well as the public buses are usually full. He urged festival goers not to worry too much about traffic if they are using public transit.
"Only a couple miles of road will be going slow," Robinson said. "It will be situation normal [like during] previous years."
To view the Park City/Summit County bus line routes and schedule, visit, select 'Government,' 'City Directory,' then 'Transit Bus,' or call 435-615-5301. To view the Sundance shuttle service routes and schedule, visit, select 'Attend' and click 'Getting Around.'

Park City, Summit County's free transit system is the best way to get around town

How does Park City, Summit County have their own bus system, not connected to UTA?

Leave the driving to us. Park City, Summit County's free transit system is the best way to get around town. The transit system provides easy access to recreational areas, our historic district and Kimball Junction without the worries of having to drive your car and find available parking. Please scroll down for more information. 
  Full Winter Service is in effect from December 6th, 2013 through Mid-April 2014.
 County service to Kimball Junction operation hours are 5:40 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Peak County service to West Kimball Junction operates from 
7:40 a.m. until 10:40 p.m. departing theOld Town Transit Center.
 Peak Express service to East Kimball Junction operates from 
7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. departing the Old Town Transit Center

 Intown- Park City Hours of operation are from 5:43 a.m. to 2:10 a.m. 
Peak Intown service hours are from 5:43 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

"17-years-old teenager is the author of BlackPOS/Kaptoxa malware (Target), several other breaches may be revealed soon"

A photo of the 17-year-old alleged Target credit card hacker, who has ties to St. Petersburg, Russia. New York Daily News.  (link below)

Screenshot allegedly implicating the 17-year-old programmer as the hacker behind the program that led to security breaches at Target at Neiman Marcus.  New York Daily News.
"17-years-old teenager is the author of BlackPOS/Kaptoxa malware (Target), several other breaches may be revealed soon"
The massive data breach at Target during the 2013 holiday shopping season which the retailer now admits affected 70 million customers used an inexpensive "off the shelf" malware known as BlackPOS. The same malware may have also been involved in the Neiman Marcus attack.
Security researchers from IntelCrawler, a Los-Angeles based cyber intelligence company, announced that the age of BlackPOS malware author is close to 17 years old and the first sample of it was created in March 2013. The first report on this malware was done in the beginning of spring by Andrew Komarov, IntelCrawler CEO, when he was working in another forensics company.

Intel Crawler

Beth Stebner. New York Daily News.