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Audit: UTA ridership up 12.5 percent in 2008

Audit: UTA ridership up 12.5 percent in 2008



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A new audit says Utah Transit Authority ridership increased by 12.5 percent last year.

The audit, discussed Wednesday at a UTA trustees meeting, cites the opening of the FrontRunner commuter rail between Salt Lake City and Ogden and high gasoline prices as reasons for the increase.

The audit also found that two surcharges last year increased income from passenger fares by about $9 million, or 37.6 percent.

Still, UTA experienced a net decrease of $3.1 million, or 1.6 percent, in sales-tax revenue for 2008.

State law requires UTA to hire an auditor to look over its finances each year. The agency paid about $95,000 for the audit of the books from December 2007 to December 2008.

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Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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