- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Transit Authority is scrapping a proposal that would have charged riders based on how far they travel instead of flat fares.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1WtUS4Y) that agency officials say feedback from the public lead them to believe the distance-based fare structure was too complex with few benefits.

The abandoned plans were revealed as part of an agency report about how well it achieved 2015 goals.

Transit Authority officials say in the report they met 55 percent of goals set by its board for last year.

Among the goals it failed to meet was a 3.3 percent increase in ridership. Instead, ridership dipped as lower gas prices allowed more people to drive.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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