Ah, for the want of a sarcasm font...
@Jake thanks for the info. It would have been nice in the article. I wonder
how many readers of the article also read your comment? After all, (to
semi-quote Mark Twain) common knowledge is so uncommon.
Ned, I agree with you for those that ride once or less a week. Yet, for those
that ride 5 days a week save for UTA holiday's I believe that consistency
and reliability should be taken well into consideration and not more heavily
taxed. It is consistency not distance that matters most! And further, public
transportation is not a taxi service and the moment they meter our trips and
charge accordingly is the day it has crossed the line from public transportation
to discounted taxi service with nowhere near the privacy.
Contrary to the very first comment the free fare zone does exist. This article
did serve the public interest. A visit to the rideuta website will help you find
the map of the free fare zone for both trax and the bus system within the
schedule and maps section. I will be watching to see how this change influences
my daily trip from Bountiful to Orem.
Seems only right that those who travel further should cover the cost of those
who don't travel as far.
The article was written as if UTA even had a choice...
This is a well kept secret. Pray tell... just where are these free transit
zones? This article falls very short of serving the public interest.