Three Counties Welcome Tax for Mass Transit

Three Counties Welcome Tax for Mass Transit

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Weber, Davis and Salt Lake counties are saying yes to a half-cent tax that would fund a plan to boost mass transit.

The proposal would add bus rapid transit between Salt Lake City and south Davis County as well as six other routes.

Davis County leaders welcome the rapid transit, saying it's the next best thing to a new Trax line. But they're not sure if voters will go for it.

The proposal also adds light-rail extensions to Sugar House, Draper, the Salt Lake Valley's west side and Salt Lake City International Airport.

The plan's open for public comment until November fourth.

If the tax passes as a referendum in the next election, the first phase of the nine-point-eight (b) billion-dollar project is expected to be in place by 2012.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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