So I get the ask the same questions I have been asking from the beginning. Does
a fare for Trax work on the S-Line? Apparently, the fare will be the same for
either Trax or the S-Line, but there is still no information as to whether or
not the fare on the S-Line is good in Trax or UTA buses, and vice-versa. Why is this important? Because funding for UTA and funding for S-Line
come from two different sources. UTA is funded, for the most part, by a
percentage of the sales tax dollars in 6 counties. Salt Lake's S-Line, and
future street cars, are not a part of UTA and are supposed to be funded by Salt
Lake City (RDA). UTA is contracted to operate the S-Line. You cannot co-mingle
government funds. UTA's system for tracking ridership is terribly flawed.
Then there is the issue of the source of funding for the
construction of the S-Line. It came from the feds through SLC, not UTA. There
are serious financial accounting concerns that clearly show that UTA is not
paying for Salt Lake City's street car financial responsibilities.