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UTA, Put up or shut up? Shut up.

Published September 26, 2012 3:24 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Last week, the Utah Transit Authority refused to release the data that would — or would not — back up its claim that the downtown free-fare bus zone, which it wanted to dump, was encouraging crime on its system:

— UTA won't discuss its crime data, citing records dispute — The Salt Lake Tribune

The Editorial We weren't buying it. We told UTA to put up or shut up:

UTA must open up: Denying data access not appropriate — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

Today, they shut up:

UTA drops efforts to end Free Fare Zone — The Salt Lake Tribune

Well. There it is, then.

If they settle the NFL referee lockout in the next couple of days, we will take credit for that, too.

[Reports: NFL, referees closing in on new deal — AP/Salt Lake Tribune]