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]