Alfred Knotts

Summit County’s Justice Court has dismissed the case against Park City Transportation Manager Alfred Knotts.  

Knotts was arrested in February at his Summit Park home and later charged with Assault and two Counts of Commission of Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child.

According to the court docket, Knotts’ was set for a jury trial on June 4th.

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Park City Manager Matt Dias confirmed to KPCW that, after his arrest nearly a month ago, Transportation Director Alfred Knotts is not on administrative leave and still works for the city.

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Park City Municipal Transportation Director Alfred Knotts was formally charged with three Class B Misdemeanors Monday morning, after a recent altercation at his home. 

Alfred Knotts was charged with assault and two counts of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child, after being arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail just after midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 5. 

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The Park City Council discussed the future of the municipal transit system for two hours at Thursday’s council meeting. 

Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts says, after 40 years of operation, the Park City Transit system has reached its limit—in every way.

“Park City Transit is at capacity," Knotts said. "In terms of employees, in terms of facility space, in terms of equipment and in terms of fleet maintenance and everything that comes along with operating this system.”

A blue and white van with a picture of a moose on the side; the van services people with disabilities and seniors
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The Park City Council recently approved the purchase of three replacement vehicles for disability and senior transportation services. Although the vans support Park City’s social equity and transportation goals, city officials viewed the purchase in conflict with a different community critical priority: energy.

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The U.S. Federal Transit Authority awarded Park City Transit funding to upgrade its bus communications technology. 

Park City Transit received $400,000 to upgrade software and hardware related to dispatch services, scheduling and data.

The funding is part of a program awarding $423 million nationwide for projects related to bus equipment and facilities. Another Utah-based transit district, the Utah Transit Authority, was awarded $3.2 million for bus stop improvements.

A man in ski gear, a woman wearing a black-and-white wig and a dog wearing a pumpkin costume stand at a bus stop
Harold Shambach

Park City’s Halloween festivities bring some 5,000 visitors and locals into town, drawn by trick-or-treating and the Howl-o-ween dog parade. To encourage taking public transit to the events, Park City changed its policy for one day to allow dogs on buses. 

Prospector resident Harold Shambach often rides Park City Transit around town. On Halloween, he had a new travel buddy. Shambach and his dog, Torrey, rode a crowded bus to and from the Howl-o-ween parade on Park City’s Main Street. Shambach says Torrey was a pretty good passenger, all things considered.

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Park City Mayor Andy Beerman announced at an October city council meeting the State Route 248 corridor project to alleviate traffic congestion would look much different from what the Utah Department of Transportation initially recommended. Here's what the community can likely expect.

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The pedestrian tunnel under Kearns Blvd. is way behind schedule, due to weather, utilities and performance issues by the contractor. 

The State Route 248 pedestrian tunnel was meant to be completed by the time school started in August. Now, the finish date is anticipated for mid-November. Park City senior transportation planner Julia Collins has been managing the project on the city’s end. Collins says the wet spring played a part in the delay, but working with the contractor, Stapp Construction, has also been challenging.

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The Utah Department of Transportation’s State Route 248 project drew hundreds of public comments from Park City community members, most of which didn’t support the expansion of the road to five lanes. But UDOT’s initial vision for the highway might not come to fruition.

Park City Mayor Andy Beerman announced during his comments to the city council at Tuesday’s meeting that he and Transportation Director Alfred Knotts met with UDOT that day to discuss the S.R. 248 project.

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After the Park City transportation and transit programs were reorganized during this year’s budgeting process, Park City Transit has hired a new transit manager. 

Transportation Director Alfred Knotts—who was formerly the transportation planning manager before the department restructure—says the transportation department is more streamlined now, with staff from parking, active transportation, transit and capital transportation projects all working together.

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Park City Transit plans to remove one frequently mentioned barrier to riding the bus in pet-friendly Park City. 

After much feedback from the public, Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts says Park City community members and their dogs will be able to hop on the bus together—on the spookiest day of the year.

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Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts presented a pilot program to the Park City Council at their recent mid-year retreat. He calls it the “Quinn’s Neighborhood Connectivity Project.” Currently, Park City Transit’s dial-a-ride program runs on a fixed route from the Old Town Transit Center to the medical and recreational facilities out in Quinn’s Junction. Passengers schedule a ride at least two hours in advance, but it travels the same route, regardless of passengers. On average, it services 1.8 passengers per hour—at $35 per passenger. Knotts says it’s very inefficient.

Dylan Taggert gives a mid-summer update on  the popular Hennefer to Taggert Weber River recreation area. Park City Transportation Manager, Alfred Knotts talks about the public meeting Wednesday to get input on an Old Town Transportation challenges. Eagle Scout, Tanner Crosby talks about his project to create a proper flag disposal center at the Summit County Library. Deer Valley Senior Communications Director, Emily Fisher has a run down of concert events starting Wednesday and running through Sunday.

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Curious and concerned Park City community members attended the public hearing for the Utah Department of Transportation’s SR 248 environmental assessment Wednesday. 

Representatives from UDOT peppered the lunchroom at Treasure Mountain Jr. High, talking one-on-one with residents to explain the 1400-page environmental assessment. Poster boards were set up around the room highlighting different parts of the project and the process, and Park City staff and councilmembers were also on hand to field questions throughout the two-hour open house.

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