Number of bus riders tops 2 million |

Number of bus riders tops 2 million

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Saturday morning an Englishman who stepped off a bus at The Canyons became the 2 millionth rider this year who has taken advantage of free mass transit in Park City.

"You’re the 2 millionth rider on our bus system," Summit County Commissioner Bob Richer told Londoner Jeremy Bryson.

"It’s brilliant," Bryson replied about riding the free bus. "It really is a great system."

Bryson was presented prizes including ski passes from government officials.

"We are certainly pleased you took the bus," Park City Mayor Dana Williams told the winner.

Bryson skied at The Canyons, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort with his wife Sarah and sons James and Alex while using mass transit to get around. They rode the bus to Wal-Mart and Tanger Outlet Center at Kimball Junction and Main Street in Park City.

Friends from England staying in California told the Brysons Park City was a great destination before the family first visited the Olympics venue city in 2003.

"We have ridden the bus every day," Bryson explained.

Sunshine Saturday had the man praising the snow storms last week.

"We’ve been looking forward to it for ages and ages," Bryson said, adding that he usually skis in Austria.

According to Alex Bryson, "[Park City] is much better than Austria."

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