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Proposition 1 open houses begin Thursday

The Utah Transit Authority has scheduled five open houses to gather feedback on proposed Proposition 1 service improvements.
The Utah Transit Authority has scheduled five open houses to gather feedback on proposed Proposition 1 service improvements.
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority has scheduled five open houses to gather feedback on proposed Proposition 1 service improvements.

During the open houses, residents can learn more about bus service enhancements, capital improvements and other uses of Proposition 1 funds in Weber and Davis counties.

Proposed Proposition 1 improvements include a 46 percent increase in bus service over a three-year period, with more than 95,000 additional bus service hours annually, four new bus routes and more peak and weekend service. The proposed plan also includes a substantial investment in shelters and amenities throughout Weber County and Davis County. Several bus routes will be improved as early as April 10, with more service increases, bus stop shelters and additional service-oriented improvements to come later in the year.

Proposition 1 open houses will be held at the following locations and times:

• North Salt Lake City Hall, 10 E. Center, North Salt Lake, Thursday, March 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

• Ogden Transit Center, 1080 Depot Dr., Ogden, Thursday, March 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

• North Temple Station, 500 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Thursday, April 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

• Clearfield Station, 1250 S. State, Clearfield, Tuesday, April 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

• Layton Library, 155 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton, Thursday, April 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Proposition 1, a local option tax increase to fund transportation projects, increases taxes by one penny for every $4 spent. It was on November’s ballot in 17 of Utah's 29 counties, representing a potential boost of about $108 million. However, voters in seven counties — including Utah and Salt Lake — voted it down.