An idea for better air

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  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    March 7, 2013 5:33 a.m.

    Teleworking is a trade-union scam.

    Government employee unions have been pushing it as their number one issue in DC for years, and many federal offices there have been forced to implement it.

    Traffic and pollution haven't improved a bit. Parking is as bad as it's ever been. But many thousands of government "workers" get a paid day off, once or more a week.

    All that's been reduced are worker productivity and child-care costs, while the cost of government skyrockets.

    March 6, 2013 10:20 p.m.

    Excellent idea. Forward thinking companies around the country already allow telecommuting at least some of the time. Some companies don't even have offices, and everyone works from home all of the time. They use email, instant messaging, and video conferencing to create a virtual office.

  • Demo Dave Holladay, UT
    March 6, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    Thanks to Hunter for a great idea. We need more young people like him.

    The time has come to sell only California compliant cars in Utah. California emissions standards have helped to reduce air pollution there, and they would help here, too.

    We also need mandatory smog testing on cars in all 29 of Utah's counties. Too many SL County residents have their cars tested in rural counties to avoid the SL emissions test because they won't pass. This is easy to do using a PO Box or a friend or relative's address.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    March 6, 2013 2:12 p.m.

    Why not have trax start it's services earlier and run later and run more frequently. To use public transportation it adds 1 to 2 hours to the commute. So make it more available.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    March 6, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    Electric or over 30 mph per gallon vehicles on inversion days.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 6, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    This is a great idea from someone who is probably quite young. Good for some serious thinking!

    Unfortunately, though, there are a lot of jobs that won't work that way. It's hard for a cashier in a grocery store to check purchases from home. Or a guy who changes tires at Big O to balance a tire in his bedroom.

    But there still are a lot of other jobs for which this could work.

    So congratulations, young man or woman, for trying to find an answer.