Tag: transportation

All the things the Utah State Legislature did to your life this year

This article originally appeared on Fox 13. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — What just happened? The Utah State Legislature just happened! Hard to believe it was 45 days ago that lawmakers opened the 2019 legislative session to protests over their plans to replace Proposition 3, the voter-approved Medicaid-expansion ballot initiative.

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R.I.P. | Blue Steel | April 13, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Don’t be alarmed: this is not a memorial to the iconic look Zoolander so graciously bestowed upon the world. No, April 13, 2017 is a special day in my heart because it was the day I gave up my car. I had affectionately come to refer to my 2005 Toyota Corolla as “Blue Steel” because,

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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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UTA’s big bonuses suggest principal-agent problem

Recent news headlines have disclosed that the Utah Transit Authority spent approximately $1.74 million last year on manager bonuses, doubling the total amount from 2012. On top of the bonus windfall, UTA is also seeking an increase in sales tax to fund additional bus service they claim had to be reduced as a result of

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Speaker Lockhart Hijacks Utah Public Education

Speaker Lockhart has officially hijacked Utah’s public education in what is being played out like a daytime hit soap opera. There’s been audience, drama, betrayal and suspense. Audience. All of Utah has watched this masquerade unfold. Drama. With Utah ranked last in the nation in per-pupil spending and second highest in the nation in teacher-student

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