UTA bus passes
So now that BYU has cancelled the UTA bus passes, one can definitely expect the air pollution to rise in Provo, especially in winter with deadly inversions.
Although the university has provided a means of getting the bus pass at a discount, it is different from having a free pass. Although the cost of the passes are reasonable, I would think twice about spending that $60 for the annual pass. On the other hand if it was free, I wouldn't think twice before using the bus to get to campus.
So where does one draw the line? Should the university and the city promote use of the public transportation, or keep the tuition costs low by not giving the free pass? Its a tough call, but for some reason I don't agree with the BYU survey where they found that not everyone was using it as much as expected. I don't think they have seen the buses in Winter season during the rush hour 8am or 6pm. They were packed.
On the lighter note, I guess it will force me to walk to campus, which is a good excercise. :)
(Here's the link with more info: http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/56234)