UTA will offer thousands of transit passes to clear the air
Published: February 6, 2014 10:42AM
Updated: February 6, 2014 10:42AM
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| Courtesy UTA A House committee on Wednesday approved and sent to the House floor a proposal to allow local officials to ask voters for a sales-tax hike for transit. The increaed revenue would be targeted for expanded bus service.

Utah Transit Authority wants to clear the air — literally and figuratively — about the environmental and financial benefits of choosing trains and buses over commuting in private automobiles.

UTA spokesman Remi Barron says that UTA’s Ride Clear program is handing out 5,000 free transit passes good for use on seven consecutive days during the period beginning Feb. 17 and running through March 31.

The passes will be good on all UTA transportation, including TRAX light rail, FrontRunner commuter rail and buses.

To learn more about the program, visit the UTA Ride Clear website at http://www.rideuta.com/news/.

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