To get the conversation rolling this morning, we're pleased to highlight the following document, which was submitted to us yesterday evening. WCF regular contributor Dan Schroeder transmitted this critique to UTA officials earlier in the afternoon, concerning the Ogden/WSU Transit Corridor Project Alternatives Analysis, with a request ask that this document be incorporated into the permanent project record and be considered by all participants as the final report for the Alternatives Analysis is prepared. Within this document Dan pokes giant holes in the UTA's transit study methodology and makes six major points, which we'll present in brief bullet point form:
1. The comment deadline should be extended.Dan's definitely done his homework here; and this is yet another typical yeoman's effort on Dan's part. Read Dan's full Transit Comments here:
2. The decision-making process has been inappropriate.
3. Most 603 riders would not be served by the 36th Street Alignment.
4. Congestion on 36th Street may preclude mixed-flow operation.
5. The counting of “potential takings” appears to be biased.
6. The Economic Development Opportunities Analysis is useless.
7. Riders and neighborhoods have been forgotten.
WCF readers will join us in thanking Dan Schroeder for his tireless effort in helping Utah transportation officials get their acts together.
Reader comments are invited, as always.