Environnews: City tax funds better buses

By Amy Brunvand

A small increase in Salt Lake City sales tax has resulted in better bus service. Thanks to the city’s Funding Our Future program, bus routes 2, 9, and 21 now run more often and later into the night.

UTA has also started a new Route 4 along 400 South to connect the West side with Downtown and the University of Utah.

The 0.5% increase in city sales tax, approved in May 2018, also helps pay for street maintenance, affordable housing and public safety.

This article is a snippet from the larger article that appeared in the print issue each month, Environews. Read the full article here.

This article was originally published on September 4, 2019.