Midvale Mayor JoAnn Seghini compared the start of construction on a new TRAX line through her town to Christmas. It is "the best present I've seen or will ever have," she said this week. Given the rising cost of gasoline, and studies that have shown people want to take mass transit when it is convenient and frequent, the mid-Jordan line is good news, indeed, as will be the other lines currently in planning stages. It's just extra good news for Midvale, whose residents will have ready access to two lines.
• Loser: JetBlue Airways probably has had better PR weeks than this one. Any time a passenger sues, saying he was forced to sit on the toilet for more than three hours because a flight attendant was uncomfortable in her jump seat, it merits more than just a brief buried on an inside news page. The airline won't comment on the case, which is standard in pending legal matters. But the rest of America, much of it having experienced a toilet in the sky, is left to ponder what a three hour visit there would be like.