Saturday, July 27, 2013


Today we have a system that is overpriced and inconvenient to use. It caters to the 9-to-5 commuter while ignoring the service needs of the most vulnerable: the working poor, the elderly and the disabled. Struggling families, students and others need a reliable, fast and inexpensive system alternative.
UTA is so far out of touch with the needs of the population that moments after asking for a greater sales tax share they hopped on a plane to Switzerland to study cog railways that will presumably be ideal for running a railroad up Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
Actions speak louder than words. If restoring bus service is the top priority for UTA executives, then they should study the current system by giving up their personal cars for a year and using the system that the rest of the population is forced to use, and not how the Swiss run trains up a mountain.

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