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Letter: Don't end free-fare zone

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  • Deserthiker SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 8, 2012 10:46 p.m.

    The distances involved in downtown are such that many would probably choose just to walk rather than pay for a short bus ride. Consequently I doubt that the revenue increase would be very substantial as ridership would fall. What would happen is that downtown would get much less friendly for the elderly, tourists, and those with mobility limitations. Is that really what we want to do? There must be better ways to increase revenue while preserving a user-friendly downtown environment.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    April 9, 2012 8:00 a.m.

    Re: "Now is not the time for UTA to renege on its promises to the city."

    I agree -- that time was many, many years ago.

    UTA should have reneged on its unfair, unsustainable promise to make all of Utah pay for its unwanted, unneeded "mass" transit system, whose real purpose was never to move masses, but to show off for a few lunatic, out-of-state politicians and tree huggers.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 9, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    I think the Free Fare Zone is a good concept. I don't see any reason to end it.