Here’s the Pledge (transit funds) -Now We’ll See

In today’s Salt Lake Tribune:

S.L. County transportation plan
Roads or rails? It’s both, and soon UTA, elected leaders say there should be enough cash to cover everything, including TRAX spurs

Utah Transit Authority General Manager John Inglish promised plainly that a new quarter-cent sales tax provides the resources to complete all four new TRAX spurs and commuter rail.
    “The bottom line is: This is a package deal,” Inglish assured a skittish cluster of politicians.
    And all those rail lines, he pledged, will be running within seven to 10 years.

In today’s Deseret News:

Officials push mass transit to top of list

The Salt Lake County Council and county mayors on Tuesday laid the groundwork to build a network of rails over the next 10 years that will span the Salt Lake Valley, by endorsing a list of projects that will be funded through a quarter-cent sales-tax hike that voters approved in November.
      The officials hanged priorities recommended in a list of 34 projects compiled by the Wasatch Front Regional Council and approved funding for four projects, three of which are mass transit.


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