State lawmakers pull the plug on Utah Transit Authority name change

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News; May 16, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers confirmed Wednesday they’re pulling the plug on changing the name of the Utah Transit Authority, just hours after Gov. Gary Herbert said he was willing to call a special session if necessary to stop the name change.

“It’s clear that the public doesn’t feel that the name change is needed and appropriate,” said Rep. Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, the House sponsor of the sweeping transportation legislation that renamed UTA the Transit District of Utah.

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