The Daily Utah Chronicle

Utah Winters: Snow, Skiing, and Smog — Oh My!

Utah Winters: Snow, Skiing, and Smog — Oh My!

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

January 22, 2020

  Utah winters can mean snow and skiing, cold weather days and big jackets — but they also bring bad air quality. Inversions are actually a normal thing. The issue with inversions lies in the fact that there now are close to 2 million people polluting the air in the valley. This means on...

Getting the Best Price for the U: UTA Charges UVU and BYU Less for Student Transportation Passes

Getting the Best Price for the U: UTA Charges UVU and BYU Less for Student Transportation Passes

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

February 19, 2019

  No time to read? Check out this story's episode of the Floodlights podcast. After paying more than $100 annually in mandatory transportation fees, thousands of University of Utah students use their UCards to board TRAX and buses on a daily basis. The school uses a portion of these fees to pay for annual Utah Transit Authority passes for each of its students and employees. U officials are worried the school may be payi...

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

By Shaelyn Barber and Paul Braden

February 7, 2018

Public Transit Saves the Planet By Shaelyn Barber Each winter, Utah’s infamous inversion hovers over the Salt Lake Valley, filling it with smog so dense it’s more edible than breathable. Utah is often hailed as an outdoor wonderland, but air within the valley stands contrary to this image. La...

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