Proposal to restructure UTA resurfaces at the Capitol
Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am not a fan of UTA management. With that being said, this proposal to bring UTA under the control of UDOT is one of the most dangerous and stupid proposals to come out of our legislature and that's saying a lot.
While UTA needs some reorganization, it is not a bad agency, UDOT on the other hand is a highway agency not a transit agency. If this merger takes place you can kiss our badly needed TRAX expansion goodbye. The state will steal our tax money and put it into only highway projects. Remember our state legislature is made up of primarily right wing extremist who tend to be very anti-transit zealots.
If UTA is merged with the state, the counties should take votes to take over their own transit service.
So much for Republicans being for local control.