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(A recording of the legislative hearing is online at bit.ly/1c0jdaR.)

UTA’s presentation garnered more attention later because the day after Jones made the arguments that more money is needed for planned projects, he and three other top UTA officials flew to Switzerland to look at mountain transportation systems in conjunction with a multi-government agency planning project for moving people up and down Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.

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UTA also took along six legislators, including Anderson, but said they paid their own way. Anderson said that in his case, he will use a mix of personal and campaign funds "because it’s pretty spendy."

Anderson in a telephone interview from Switzerland on Tuesday said the tour has been beneficial. "Their transportation infrastructure here is amazing and it’s certainly a model to look towards as Utah continues to plan."

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