LTE: Tolling the targeted base users of canyon roads makes sense

Jakob Hernandez
Salt Lake Tribune
March 5th, 2018

I attended the Senate debate about SB71, Road Tolls Provisions, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Niederhauser, and its proposal to create a tollway project in Little Cottonwood Canyon (State Route 210). Many drivers are utilizing this road for skiing and other forms of recreation and are being subsidized by taxpayers. As this road costs an unusual amount of money to maintain, this toll-focused form of taxation based on those who are actually using it is something I support.

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