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KUER News and RadioWest are bringing you a series of stories and conversations on Utah's air. It's easy to look at the haze on a red air quality day and say that something needs to be done about it. But what? We'll be talking about the roles that individuals, industry and government can play in cleaning up Utah's air quality. We'll also look at what the costs may to be to our economy and our health if we don't.

Clearing the Air: The Transit Solution

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Thursday on RadioWest we’re kicking off a series examining Utah’s air quality. With the majority of the region’s seasonal smog coming from automobiles, getting more people out of their cars and into buses and trains is often cited as part of the remedy for what ails our air. So the question is this: If more Wasatch Front residents used mass transit, how much better could our air actually be? We want to hear from you. What’s it like using mass transit in Utah? Is it convenient? Affordable? Is it perfectly adequate or could it be better, and if so, how? Join us.


  • Soren Simsonsen represents District 7 on the Salt Lake City Council 
  • Michael Allegra is the general manager of UTA
  • Andrew Gruber is the executive director of the Wasatch Front Regional Council