In the Hive

Legislative proposal would do away with UTA fares, for good

A bill at this year’s legislative session aims to help clean up the air in northern Utah by making it easier for people to choose transit over their cars. The proposal by Salt Lake Democratic Rep. Joel Briscoe would do away with fares collected by the Utah Transit Authority, making busses, light rail and the…

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Local News

Lawmakers advance measure to make Utah’s electric vehicle fees highest in nation

(KCPW News) A proposal to significantly increase the registration fees on electric vehicles in Utah cleared a legislative committee on Monday. House Bill 209 by Lehi Republican Rep. Kay Christofferson would more than double the fees on electric vehicles from $120 to $300 annually, and more than quadruple the fees on plug-in hybrids, which would…

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Local News

Bill to prohibit disparaging license plate messages advances

(KCPW News) Utah lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make it more difficult for residents to get a license plate with disparaging words or phrases on them. The bill was in part a response to a public outcry after images of one license plate were shared widely on social media. “You might recall the license plate…

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In the Hive

The role of urban trails in transportation and recreation along the Wasatch Front

Across much of the Wasatch Front, there’s a system of urban trails – often paved, sometimes not, that weave through neighborhoods and industrial parks and run along riverbanks and through undeveloped terrain. Today on In the Hive we explore our region’s urban trails and hear about some of the theory behind why they were originally…

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Transportation

Bill to prolong heavy truck ban on Utah’s Legacy Parkway fails in senate committee

(KCPW News) Woods Cross Republican Sen. Todd Weiler’s SB119 meant to extend the ban on large trucks currently in place for the Legacy Parkway in Davis County. The original expiration date for that ban is January 1st of 2020. If the ban expires, it would end fifteen years of Legacy Parkway being a quieter alternative…

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Environment

Funding Measure for Water Pipelines Advances to Final Vote

A proposal that could ultimately end up funding large water infrastructure projects like the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines advanced out of a House committee on Wednesday evening. SB80, an update to current state code, would take 1/16th percent sales tax now set aside for transportation projects and move it into a fund for…

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Environment

Bill Would Allow ‘Segmentation’ of Utah’s Scenic Byways

(KCPW News) A bill from the 2015 Utah State Legislative Session that could let landowners erect billboards on Utah’s Scenic Byways has been reintroduced at this year’s session. Republican Representative Mike Noel’s HB232 would allow property owners to opt out of the National Scenic Byway designation for certain segments of their land, effectively undoing a…

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Downtown SLC

Salt Lake’s GREENbike Program Reaches a Major Milestone

Today on the program, host Jason Mathis speaks with Ben Bolte, Founder and Director of GREENbike, about downtown SLC’s growing bike share program. This year, GREEENbike surpassed 100,000 rides in one season. That’s 100,000 rides on 200 bikes over 7 months.

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Downtown SLC

Pros of the Prop 1 Ballot Initiative with Utah Transportation Coalition Director Abby Albrecht

Today on the show, host Jason Mathis speaks with Abby Albrecht, Director of the Utah Transportation Coaltion about Prop 1. If passed, the proposition would mean a quarter-cent sales-tax increase to help fund transportation at the local level.

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Downtown SLC

SLC Transportation Director Robin Hutchinson on Building the Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Cities

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis speaks with Robin Hutchinson, Transportation Director for Salt Lake City. They discuss Hutchinson’s efforts to innovate for commuters of all stripes, and look at the present and future of transportation in our urban center – from protected intersections to well-timed traffic lights and beyond.

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