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Published May 9, 2013 1:01 am
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In "Mayors tell UTA to focus on quick, simple commuter solutions" (Tribune, May 1), it appeared that the Wasatch Front's mayors totally missed the point that convenient, low-cost public transit is going to be a key element in future growth by cutting down both congestion and pollution.

Low-cost public transit will probably be just as important as safety and adequate water in attracting and supporting new businesses. No public transit system anywhere pays for itself with user revenues, but when the costs of congestion and pollution are considered, a heavily subsidized public transit system becomes much more desirable.

The mayors should give that some thought.

Peter Poulsen





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