Comments about ‘Airport TRAX line a boon for travelers, adds transportation options to city's west side’

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Published: Sunday, April 14 2013 4:30 p.m. MDT

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mountain man
Salt Lake City, UT

In my opinion this is a very poorly written article.
So many questions unanswered. How far is it from the airport terminal to the trax platform? What other stops are there between the airport and downtown? How late does the service run?
You quoted someone who lives by a trax stop. How wonderful. We all don't live by trax stops.
What is Uta doing to promote this other than word of mouth. What is the next trax line project?

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

The only boon is on the end of line stops and everything in between will be put out of business, a planned and designed in economic shutdown of more small and private businesses considered competition to SLC along this stretch of roads they take over. Trains go down the middle of all the roads so people can't get off and shop along its rails so they have concentrated development at end of line bus and train rails.

SLC has long been self serving and jealous of anyone who is getting any benefits of people traffic so they will put 10,000 people out of a job to continue their monopolistic government expansions using UTA, trains, public transportation, and tax funds to leverage competition out of the way.

Using UDOT, UTA SLC has succeeded in taking over this SL Valley to try and force people and maintain power over development through cities and towns and people in their path for their own greed and benefit.

Point is, where TRAX and UTA goes so does small towns and cities who try to get in their way to preserve thier own industries and small business.

birwin
Herrmian, UT

@My2Cents

Are you serious?

I ride the train all the time and I have discovered that even though the train goes down the middle of the road, I can get off and then cross the tracks to shop. You don't have to stay in the middle of the road when you get off the train...

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Too bad trax schedules will keep me driving...

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: ". . . TRAX . . . adds transportation options to city's west side"

What options? Wanna ride TRAX from where you live? Sorry, it doesn't go there.

Wanna drive to the TRAX line and ride into town? Sorry, no parking.

Wanna patronize a business along the line? Sorry, it doesn't stop where you need to get off.

Wanna take a bus and transfer? Hope you have all day.

Light rail is the darling of liberal communalists, but it's the very worst of a very bad bag. It's way too expensive, way too dangerous, and way too inflexible to be a serious contender for real people to use.

DEW
Sandy, UT

must be TAXI drivers TROLLS.

Hey UTA, when are you guys going to restore service along 7th and 13th east in Sandy between Midvale Creek Rd to White City Sego Lilly or down to 106th (along North and South routes)? You know F94 can't go more than 3/4 miles along 94th and 90th South deviation. And oh yeah, I have asked many times at this comment section and you guys won't talk about it. The only way to get my attention to you guys is by calling you at your main office. Then what happen when I or we do call - you take our request to the trash? Your big spending is well worth to bring those trains to our main arteries and now it is time to restore this Sandy area AND all other areas that were affected.

agarrett
PROVO, UT

It's good to see that Santa is taking advantage of the new TRAX line as well. Looks like the reindeer might be out of the job in SLC.

ahblid
Sandy, UT

procuradorfiscal wrote: "Wanna ride TRAX from where you live? Sorry, it doesn't go there."

Yes, because people like you try to block it at every turn.

procuradorfiscal wrote: "Wanna patronize a business along the line? Sorry, it doesn't stop where you need to get off."

Sure it does. You just have to plan a bit and maybe resign yourself to walking a couple of blocks. Walking's actually good for us humans, by the way.

procuradorfiscal wrote: "It's way too expensive, way too dangerous, and way too inflexible to be a serious contender for real people to use."

Light rail is so expensive, that it actually costs you less money as a taxpayer than the buses. It's only dangerous if one fails to obey the laws that have been in effect in our country for over 100 years, yield to trains. And the reason that you find it to be "inflexible" is because you refuse to be flexible. But millions of American's each year ride light rail trains in this country and they don't find it to be inflexible.

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