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Salt Lake City Councilman Stan Penfold said he was inspired — or rather, disgusted — by the air pollution that hung over the Wasatch Front for most of last week. 

UTA Keeps Salt Lake City’s Free Fare Zone

Sep 26, 2012
Utah Transit Authority

Utah Transit Authority announced Wednesday that it will be keeping the Free Fare Zone in downtown Salt Lake City on both buses and TRAX.  But the decision leaves some unresolved issues for the UTA.

UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter says the agency originally proposed ending free bus fares in downtown Salt Lake City because of security concerns and because the free fares cost the cash-strapped agency about $200,000 a year in lost revenue.  But some Salt Lake City Council members and other downtown stakeholders wanted to keep the free service.  Carpenter says the UTA listened.