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Is gas tax hike in Utah’s future? Study says it should be
Transportation » Analysis says state will fall billions short without new sources of revenue.

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Another option is to charge parking fees in UTA parking lots — which UTA now does at one West Jordan TRAX station garage, and plans to begin Thursday at a Draper FrontRunner station garage.

The study said the largest revenue-generating option for mass transit would be imposing a new property tax of 0.1 percent across UTA counties, which could generate $5.8 billion over 30 years.

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Other less lucrative options include increasing sales taxes by 0.25 percent over UTA’s service area, which could generate $3.8 billion over 30 years; increasing hotel taxes by 1 percent, which could generate $139 million; and raising tax on rental cars by 1 percent, which could generate $71 million.

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