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Membership in UTRU is free, but dues are required to vote in the Union and receive additional Union benefits.

Dues are required annually and go towards maintaining the Union.

Dues are based on the honor system: the minimum for dues is your cost to use transit in a day or $5, whichever is higher.

Higher contributions are appreciated but do not increase the number of votes given.

To pay annual dues or make a one-time/ongoing donation, visit our Donations Page.

As a reminder, UTRU is a 501(c)(3) and all contributions are tax-deductible.



Smith’s Inspiring Donations

Give automatically and at no cost to you while using your FreshValues Card!

1. Create a digital account.

A digital account is needed to participate in Smith’s Inspiring Donations. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

2. Link your Card to an organization.

Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Smith’s Inspiring Donations selection on your digital account.

  1. Sign in to your digital account.
  2. Search for UTRU here.
  3. Enter “Utah Transit Riders Union” or our NPO number (LB779) in the search bar.
  4. Select UTRU from the list by clicking “Enroll.”

The Utah Transit Riders Union will display in the Smith’s Inspiring Donations section of your account. If you need to review or revisit your organization, you can always do so under your Account details.

3. Your organization earns.

Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you! Smith’s Inspiring Donations will donate 0.5% of all eligible spending to organizations that customers have linked to their Rewards Card.

Amazon Smile

Visit smile.amzon.com when shopping to donate at checkout – at no cost to you!


  • Visit smile.amazon.com
  • Sign in with your usual Amazon username and password
  • Hover over “Accounts & Lists” and select “AmazonSmile” under Your Account
  • Click the button under “Your Current Charity”
  • In the search bar, type “Utah Transit Riders Union” and click search
  • Once it appears, click “Select”
  • You are now contributing to UTRU! Be sure to use smile.amazon.com for all future purchases to ensure that UTRU receives your donation, amazon.com does not forward donations.

Mobile App:

  • Open Amazon App
  • Click on the hamburger menu (≡)
  • Tap on Settings and select “AmazonSmile” under “Gifting & Charity.”
  • Click the button that says “Turn on AmazonSmile”
  • Follow the prompts to activate notifications.
  • Search for and Select “Utah Transit Riders Union” and follow the instructions to turn on AmazonSmile.
  • Once Activated, future app purchases will automatically generate a donation!