Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beggars can't be choosers

Interesting bit on KUER yesterday. They are covering the state legislator session. The UTA audit was discussed, where they found that UTA executives are getting paid more than contemporaries in other cities, ridership is declining on buses and TRAX, etc. UTA responded by saying that no one was looking at the positive points; such as how much Federal money they brought in. IMHO, being good at begging and panhandling is not much of a positive.

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1 comment:

TardisCaptain said...

When I lived in Salt Lake County, UTA was a decent option for transportation. It was slow but still available. In the last 12 years that I've lived in Weber and Davis Counties, I've discovered that UTA was not an option at all. Bad routes, way too long if you wanted to go anywhere (add an hour for each county border you crossed) and that was just to get to downtown SLC. If you worked outside of the downtown area you had more time added to your trip to get to the location. Frontrunner was confirmed a joke when I found out how much the cost for the monthly pass ($150.00). The biggest thing wrong with UTA is the guy in charge. He is paid quite a bit more than his counterparts in other western cities.