Published: Thursday, April 11 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Re: "A line connecting the airport to downtown is a much-needed amenity for
convention delegates and business travelers."So, that's
what our tax monies are buying? An amenity for convention delegates and business
travelers?So, why did Jim Webb tell us yesterday that he built the
airport line for us [meaning East-Bench elites, of course, not real people who
don't live near his tracks]?And, BTW, convention-goers and
business travelers are much more likely to use their hotel's shuttle
service than rub elbows with the homeless attempting to stay warm or cool in
Jim's shiny new toy train cars.
I think you are being overly optimistic in this UTA line. As a business
traveler, the line will be nice for those going from the airport to downtown.
But NO business traveler is going to "stop and dine" on North Temple.
They will wait to eat at the hotel or downtown. 2nd, "why" and more
importantly "where" would I stop and eat on North Temple. The Taco Bell
in the parking lot of Sutherlands? There are no "nice" restaurants to
make as a destination eatery. Diamond Lils used to have that moniker, but has
long since vanished. The Red Iguana is fun, but not a "destination"
restaurant. West SLC is still crime/gang ridden and just adding a UTA line will
not change that fact.
Procur I have lived on the east benches for a long time and there are no trax
lines there. They all happen to be somewhere west of state street. Try again?
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