Saturday, June 14, 2008
UTA going to smart cards
Need a ride? Show some plastic
It will be interesting to see how these will play out. The benefit is that they can keep track better of passenger boardings.
Bill Tibbets and his gang of yellow shirts, or are they orange? are pushing for the UTA to lower fares in the city. Of course they don't look at the other side of the coin to see if this will produce enough revenue to pay for itself but that is another story.
Of course if UTA does lower fares just in the city of Salt Lake, shouldn't the city be the one to pay for it?
That also brings to question the whole proposal by the yellow shirts. Lets say UTA actually did lower fares just in the city of Salt Lake. Why should someone traveling the same distance pay more because they live in Murray?
Of course the people who make these proposals never look beyond the basics to look at the other side of the coin or the unintended consequences of what they propose.