UTA updates lawmakers on expanded service

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SALT LAKE CITY — The three members of the restructured Utah Transit Authority board told state lawmakers recently how new funding is being used along the Wasatch Front to increase bus routes and other services, and promised more improvements are coming.

“A busy eight months,” is how the presentation described the transit agency’s transformation since a new state law took effect, creating a full-time board of trustees that provides oversight on a daily basis to replace what had been a 16-member board that met monthly and providing new funding options.

UTA is currently under federal monitoring as part of a nonprosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the federal investigation into transit development deals and received a largely positive first report in early August from the San Francisco attorneys hired to ensure the agency complies with the terms of the deal.

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