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Bret Hanna

Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX – the Bad and the Good

Safety statistics for Utah's light rail train system TRAX recently released by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) show that while safety is improving, people continue to be their own worst…

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Utah Transit Authority as Big Brother?

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) wants to outlaw pedestrians who are distracted around their TRAX and FrontRunner trains in an effort to protect such people from themselves. The move is in…

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Light Rail Tragedy Highlights Danger, Dictates Quick Response

A 15-year-old girl was struck and killed last week by a test train on an expansion line for the light rail system operated in the Salt Lake Valley by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). It was…

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Suit Follows Fatal Bus Crash

Last August 9th, a bus carrying tourists destined for Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah left Interstate 15 near Cedar City and rolled. Three passengers died as a result of injuries…

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The Band Marches On – Update

I posted an update on the American Fork band’s recent successes the other day and indicated that I would follow-up when more information was available. Shortly after I posted, Sara Fulkerson posted…

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The Band Marches On

I’ve posted before about the tragic October accident involving the American Fork band which was returning from a competition in Idaho in a caravan of buses. On October 10th, one of the buses rolled…

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Bus Crash Injures Dozens of Students and Kills One Teacher – Update

This is an update to my post from last evening, which detailed the tragic bus accident Saturday that injured scores of students and took the life of a treasured high school music teacher. A memorial…

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Bus Crash Injures Dozens of Students and Kills One Teacher

The American Fork High School band traveled to Pocatello, Idaho, over the weekend to participate in a band competition, and they took first place. But their fun trip took a tragic turn on the return…

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What’s Up with Des Moines Transit Buses Turning Left and Hitting People?

According to a report today on NPR, Des Moines transit buses have hit seven pedestrians in the last two years while making left turns. Seven. That seems like a lot. And the most recent accident…