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Published: Thursday, April 11 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Tooele, UT

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.

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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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