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Published: Wednesday, April 24 2013 6:14 a.m. MDT

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Witpaard
Salt Lake, UT

It is so nice to see more mass transit being available. This is a very positive trend and the right step into the future of transportation.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Of course university students love these types of projects. First, it's most likely an assignment given to them by their professor. Two, they only have to live with it for the short term. Three, they get discounted fares or free fare. Four, they have little to no interest in the long term of the area.

They can be big kids and walk a few blocks with their own little feet. It's healthy, green and causes less congestion on the roads. If they can't handle walking a little to get to class, then they'll have bigger issues down the road.

It's amazing how becker quickly postures himself for a win win for himself. He comes up with the idea, pushes the idea and then sits back and says it's all up to the council to pick one of the routes he approved already. Wow, talk about passing the buck or playing excellent politics.

Witpaard
Provo, UT

In response to Liberal Ted. I'm surprised you wouldn't be for mass transit with such a title. Because Mass transit is after all very Liberating. Cities are like human organisms. The roads, walkways, rails, bridges and tunnels are just like arteries, veins, and capillaries of a human organ. The more of these pathways the healthier the organism. It is a known fact that neighborhoods with excellent mass transit have a higher property value than places that don't have access. As a matter of fact during this current recession; neighborhoods furthest from mass transit and freeways and furthest from city centers are the same neighborhoods hardest hit by the foreclosures and short sales. I never even touched bass with how bad the air pollution gets in the winter time during an inversion. These rail networks are electric. Even if they happen to get some of their power from coal or natural gas it is still far cleaner then if everyone drove a separate car.

Are You for Real?
Salt Lake City, UT

Typical NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) CAVE (Committee Against Virtually Everything)people. They want green energy and mass transit as long as a they don't have to see a windmill in their neighborhood or Transit close enough to them to be convenient to use. You never win with some people.

Are You for Real?
Salt Lake City, UT

Next thing you know these same folks will be complaining about all the college students ruining the quality of their neighborhood by walking through it because the line doesn't run along 1100 E.

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