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(KSL News) Almost three weeks ago UTA announced a major redesign of its Salt Lake County bus routes.
Jeff Harris, UTA deputy chief, February 16: "They want reliability. They want us to be where we say we will be when we say we're going to be there."
They also apparently don't want it to change.
UTA has received nearly 2,000 comments about the change, almost two-thirds criticizing the redesign.
UTA's plan eliminates and consolidates some routes, dropping from the now 117 routes to 54. Instead of serving neighborhoods as it currently does, the buses would be on major roads.
UTA says the changes will make things easier. But an attendee at last night's public hearing said the changes serve the bus company, not the bus rider. More public meetings will be held throughout the month.