The heck of it is, the Utah Transit Authority really does need additional revenue. And if its board and managers could stop running over their own institutional feet so often, they might well get it.
After all, in theory, who doesn't like public transit? The business community likes it because their employees use it to get to work and they don't have to provide so much expensive parking. Advocates for the poor like it because it is a way for people who cannot afford a car, or more than one car, to get to work and everywhere else. Friends of the elderly like it because it restores freedom of movement to folks whose sight or other faculties have deteriorated to the point that they can no longer drive their own vehicles.
Local and state government officials like it because it is one of the few alternatives available to the constant and expensive need to build more roads, highways and parking lots. And, especially in Utah, just about everyone who breathes likes it because it offers one of the best chances we have of taking the edge off of our frequently dreadful air quality.