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Published: Wednesday, March 5 2014 3:50 p.m. MST

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Phoenix, AZ

Utah doesn't need anymore taxes.

Provo, UT

Mass transit is a joke. Just today, a co-worker of mine said that he's been taking the bus since his car broke down. It takes over an hour to go one-way. When he drove, it took about 15 minutes. That results in over a 90-minute difference in his day. That's just wrong.

MiddleofNowhere, Utah

How about it be a county tax instead of a Utah tax. I don't need to pay taxes to improve Salt Lake City's public transportation and air. I live in a place where the air is clean and mass public transportation isn't feasible or effective.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

I would lobby long and hard AGAINST any tax increase that involves shoveling more money to UTA. All they would do with it is raise the bosses' salaries - again.

Unless/until UTA decides to start using the hundreds of millions we already give them in a more productive way we SHOULDN'T give them any more. It would be a waste of money.

As far as "the chamber" is concerned - they're ALWAYS in favor of a tax increase - unless its' a tax on their members' businesses.

Bountiful, UT

"The analysis shows that an increase in transit funding across the entire service area would boost ridership by 53 percent and double the amount of van pools."

I would like to know how the "analysis" arrived at these numbers, and I would really like to results compared with the predictions. I bet that reality will not match the predictions, and that some weasel explaination will be offered as to why.

Salt Lake City, UT

Lefties always default to tax increases to solve problems......the day they propose a tax decrease is the day I will take them seriously! No one is going to ride a bike to work in January! Especially not enough to make a dent in the air quality........the air is no different today in Utah in January than it was 50 years ago!

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