Annexation of Tooele Valley into the Utah Transit Authority has been conditionally approved by the UTA board, pending voter ratification in November of a quarter-cent sales tax to fund the bus service.

The UTA board on Wednesday said Tooele City voters must approve the measure for the valleywide annexation to be feasible. Two-thirds of the valley's 24,000 population lives in the city.Other communities hoping for the bus service are Grantsville, with just over 5,000 population, and four rural communities.