Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"New" Draperites Whining Goes On.....

Draper group seeks referendum on TRAX

Here we go again, a small group of "new" Draperites want to stop the light rail line from going down the best path. Instead they rather see it go down State which would slow it downa and create other issues.

I walk the Rockwell Trail sometimes and just knew that some of the people buying some of those overpriced homes would hate to see the big mean evil light rail train going any where near their precious homes.

Hopefully common sense will prevail and UTA will not become like the MTA in Los Angeles and give in to every little NIMBY and BANANA that comes along.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Transit Related Articles

City to fill TRAX funding shortfall

Fund transit projects with tax

TRAX changes signs on northbound trains

-This article once again shows that there are two UTA's: there is TRAX which I do support but it is treated much better than the other UTA: the bus system. For example here is a quote from the article talking about TRAX stations and cars:

"We want to keep them very clean and simple so the passengers are able to notice the safety information . . . and not be bombarded by advertising," Jones said.

Compare that to the bus system where they continue to support putting wraps on the buses that make looking out the windows a pain and discourage ridership.