UTA hires new executive director from Silicon Valley

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  • jack_greenfield West Valley City, UT
    June 26, 2019 10:16 a.m.

    This could go a couple of ways. Bringing in someone from out of state could bring some fresh perspective and experience to the table. Or, they might not understand Utah's particular transportation needs.

    I would like to see much improved west to east public transit options. Right now, if you want to get to downtown SLC, then you've got some okayish options. If you want to get anywhere else, then you're stuck taking slow infrequent buses.

  • Spiff Salt Lake City, UT
    June 26, 2019 9:11 a.m.

    No one in the State of Utah qualified??? Wow, another person from California at an unbelievable wage. We should build a wall from people from California and then maybe our children can afford a house in this state.

  • No One Of Consequence Salt Lake City, UT
    June 26, 2019 1:24 a.m.

    "...ensure the agency is aligned with the anticipated growth along the Wasatch Front"

    Dear UTA: The growth is on the west side. Maybe you should swing out and visit sometime. But you will have to bring your own transportation because the UTA won't get you there.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    June 26, 2019 12:58 a.m.

    To sign a non-prosecution pact with the AG and an agreement for Federal monitoring tells you that the right arm doesn't know what the left arm is doing there at UTA.

  • AZKID Mapleton, UT
    June 25, 2019 4:59 p.m.

    Wow. $200k plus for another manger who knows how to spout the typical middle-manager nonsense jargon: "vision", "align", "focused" (and bonus points for a second use of "aligned") -- all in two short, meaningless sound bites. I think UTA should have promoted one of their own who actually knows the real issues on the ground--and they wouldn't have had to pay a California salary...

  • Thunderlips West Jordan, UT
    June 25, 2019 3:15 p.m.

    How many managers do these guys need. You fire one to hire 3 then you add more? Ever since UTA moved it HQ to downtown it is like they are doing every thing they can to fill it. Drivers and Maintenance workers is what they need. They are the ones that increase service not another desk sitter. I wonder what the ratio of actual drivers and maintenance workers is to administrators over there.