The Constructions of more Trax Lines, FrontRunner and now Streetcar, more Buses are taken off the Road. Since the August 2007 Change Day of alot Bus Routes were Cut. I have needed Paratransit more, I know I am not the only Person affected by what Utah Transit Authority has done.
Bus Fare Increases and Service Cuts reduces Ridership, even individuals that can get a pass for free, drive their car to work instead of the bus due to service cuts. This leaves the leaves the Transit Dependent the working class, the elderly, high school and disabled discriminated against. Cuts to Evening and Weekend Service.
Right of the Disabled Especially those using Wheelchairs. Disrespect for the disabled and pressure from management on drivers to meet unrealistic time demands are all contributing to the literal leaving behind the disabled. The way the Planner have done the Scheduling the Bus Routes it is alot tier, they do not have time to tie down a Wheelchair, UTA needs to Wake Up there are going to be more accident, Customer Service Worst, Buses are now Speeding. UTA is no Longer ADA Friendly! Thank You! John Inghish and the rest of Executives enjoy your Huge Salaries and Huge Bonuses.
Utah Transit Authority planned for years on how to reduce ridership on buses. So they can put most of the money into Trax Lines, FrontRunner and now Streetcar.
So there is increase ridership on Trax and FrontRunner UTA hands out Subsidized Passes.
Utah Transit Authority has Good Bus Service in Down Town Salt Lake City, Avenues and the University of Utah. UTA has Flushed the Bus System Down the Toilet in the rest of Salt Lake County.
Utah Transit Authority needs to get Accessible Vans and Small Buses to go into Neighborhoods to help Encourage People to take the Bus and take individuals to the Main Bus Routes and Trax. UTA needs to work on Barrier Free, Benches and Shelters. UTA needs to expand the Bus System, increase the Frequency of Buses and Lower Fares and Charge for Parking at Park and Ride Lots, to help increase ridership on Buses.
This would reduce COSTS and NEED for Paratransit. This would help reduce Traffic Grid Lock. This would be Transportation for all. Also Help out our Environment.
The need for Partransit is only going to increase. A Good Frequent Low Fares Bus System Helps reduce the need for Paratransit.