Utah Transit Authority http://kuer.org en UTA Board Approves Nearly $2 Million in Employee Bonuses http://kuer.org/post/uta-board-approves-nearly-2-million-employee-bonuses <p></p><p>The board that oversees the Utah Transit Authority decided on Wednesday how much money will go into next year’s employee pay-for-performance program. While more UTA employees will get bonuses next year, individual payouts will likely be smaller.&nbsp;</p><p>The agency will divide more than $1.9 million dollars between eligible employees in 2015, compared to last year’s $1.74 million dollars. UTA Spokesman Remi Barron says the 2013 was successful for UTA and its employees.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:39:47 +0000 Whittney Evans 46724 at http://kuer.org UTA Board Approves Nearly $2 Million in Employee Bonuses UTA Installs Cameras on Buses Despite Union Objections http://kuer.org/post/uta-installs-cameras-buses-despite-union-objections <p></p><p>The Utah Transit Authority is moving forward with installation of surveillance cameras on buses despite the transit union’s claim that the move is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement.</p><p>UTA officials say they are spending more than 2 million dollars to install surveillance cameras in a fleet of 600 buses in order to improve passenger safety and transit efficiency. Attorney Joseph Hatch represents the transit union. He says drivers should have a say in how these cameras are used.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:40:41 +0000 Andrea Smardon 46422 at http://kuer.org UTA Installs Cameras on Buses Despite Union Objections Transit Ridership Jumps http://kuer.org/post/transit-ridership-jumps <p></p><p>Americans are using public transit more than ever. And Utahns are part of that trend.</p><p>A new report says Americans took a record 10.7 billion trips last year on public transportation. The Utah Transit Agency has seen a similar trend. Its trains, buses and trolleys logged 44 million trips last year -- more than ever before.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>American Fork resident Greg Davidson rides the new FrontRunner line from where he lives in Utah County into Salt Lake City a few times a month. Today he’s headed to the airport on the new TRAX line.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:31:58 +0000 Judy Fahys 43181 at http://kuer.org Transit Ridership Jumps Quarter for Clean Air Bill Heads to Senate http://kuer.org/post/quarter-clean-air-bill-heads-senate <p></p><p>The Utah House passed a bill Friday to allow communities to raise local sales tax rates to pay for transit projects. Supporters say it would help clean up Utah’s air.</p><p>Utah’s clean air advocates like the Quarter for Clean Air bill. So do local communities that would like revenue to put more buses on the road and expand service hours. Justin Jones is communications director for the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. He says Utah’s business sees it as an important keep Utah growing wisely.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:01:15 +0000 Judy Fahys 43078 at http://kuer.org Quarter for Clean Air Bill Heads to Senate UTA Fares Increase Today http://kuer.org/post/uta-fares-increase-today <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah Transit Authority fare increases took effect today; much to the chagrin of riders. It was the last in a series of increases </span>UTA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> approved in 2011.&nbsp;</span></p><p>There are few certainties in life. But one thing is clear; no one likes to see prices go up. Mia Mora uses public transportation a few days a week. She says the 15 cent hike won’t price her out of a commute.</p><p>“As long as it doesn’t get any higher than that," she says. "But if they keep raising it….”</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:03:26 +0000 Whittney Evans 27201 at http://kuer.org UTA Fares Increase Today Tax Increases to Fund Education and Transportation Discussed at Utah Foundation Meeting http://kuer.org/post/tax-increases-fund-education-and-transportation-discussed-utah-foundation-meeting <p><a href="http://www.utahfoundation.org/">The Utah Foundation</a>’s annual meeting Thursday deals with two traditionally conflicting issues facing Utahns, education and transportation. The foundation organizes the Utah Priorities Project along with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. Stephen Kroes , the president of the Utah Foundation says conflicts between education and transportation going forward need to end.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:51:06 +0000 Bob Nelson 27057 at http://kuer.org Tax Increases to Fund Education and Transportation Discussed at Utah Foundation Meeting Clearing the Air: More Utahns Opt for Public Transit http://kuer.org/post/clearing-air-more-utahns-opt-public-transit <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utahns</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are well-acquainted with the dirty air lurking beyond their front doors in a winter in</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">version or summer ozone day.&nbsp; A long string of unhe</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">althy air days this winter has many residents saying "enough". Today </span>KUER<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News and </span>RadioWest<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> begin “<a href="http://radiowest.kuer.org/topic/clearing-air">Clearing the Air</a>,” a special series aimed at exploring the problem of Utah’s poor air quality and ways to improve it.&nbsp; One of the contributing factors is car emissions, but is public transit a viable option for those living on the Wasatch Front? Can people use their cars less without compromising their lifestyle?&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Whittney Evans 25000 at http://kuer.org Clearing the Air: More Utahns Opt for Public Transit