TRAX Won’t Solve Utah’s Traffic …

Salt Lake City, UT – The Sutherland Institute is hosting transit expert and author, Sam Staley, as he addresses Utah’s transportation issues with state legislators and other civic leaders on February 8, 2007. Staley will be available for interviews throughout the day following his presentation which will conclude around 9 a.m.


“Staley’s research clearly shows that in order to make Salt Lake City more competitive, the public transportation system needs to be flexible and adaptable,” said Paul T. Mero, president of the Sutherland Institute. “It also needs to cater to the travel/transportation needs of businesses and residents.”


Staley is the director of urban growth and land use policy at Reason Foundation and recently co-authoredThe Road More Traveled: Why The Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do About It. He has more than twenty-five years of experience working in urban policy and has written more than eighty professional articles and reports, and his commentaries have been nationally syndicated.


“It’s not about whether transit is good or bad,” Staley said. “It’s about the best methods for providing meaningful transportation in the most cost effective manner possible and recognizing the practical limits of transit. The automobile is the most efficient and effective way to increase mobility in a city.”