Tag: HOV lane

UDOT’s HOV lane is the newest smog-causing fast lane

The ultimate goal of UDOT’s carpool lanes is to maximize efficiency, and maybe even clean the air, but the lanes are now getting piled up with single drivers who are paying to use the lane. The other day, I read an article in the Salt Lake Tribune concerning High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. The article was

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Press statement on bipartisan support of HB23 (HOV Lane Amendments)

Salt Lake City— Numerous bills are being considered in the state legislature that affect air quality in Utah. And though many of those bills are designed to improve air quality, the only bill passed thus far could have a negative effect on access to clean breathing air. In response to the bipartisan support of HB23,

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 35 – February 5, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 5, 2013. ——- During the legislative session this year Utahns can expect to see upward of 1000 bills written and shepherded through various parts of the legislative process. Of those bills, some 400 will become law. With only 45 days

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Simple Bills Can Cause Not-so-simple Problems

While the rest of the country is rejoicing because the Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania Groundhog did not see his shadow, northern and central Utahns remain under the shadow of another capricious creature: winter inversion. Though last week afforded a few days of beautiful sun and rising temperatures, a high pressure system and a buildup of noxious PM

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