Buses Are for Other People

This morning on KPCW we heard from Leslie Thatcher that an article had been sent to government officials that basically said that “people love buses … as long as they aren’t the ones riding in them.” Especially in an upscale environment like Park City, it is important to understand what people actually will use versus …

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How Utah Became the Next Silicon Valley

The New Yorker has a great article on how Utah is attracting the top technology companies. Salt Lake, Provo, and Ogden are all in the top 15 cities of the “super-sector” for technology companies according to a recent study. With apologies to a specific Friend of the Park Rag, you’ll notice Park City is not …

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Mountain Accord Proposes Transportation Alternatives

The Mountain Accord, a group of 20 organization and 200 stakeholders, has formally proposed transportation alternatives for linking areas within the Wasatch Front and between the Wasatch Front and Wasatch Back. This includes the proposal of either aerial trams or a tunnel between Brighton and Park City, Express Bus Service up Parley’s, bus or rail …

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The $7 Million in Additional Capital Outlays Requested by School Administrators

The Park City School Board is considering $57 million in capital outlay requests. Previously we listed the $50 million in requests that were each over a million dollars. Here are the remaining $7 million of requests that will be considered: Location Project Amount Requested School Rationale/Explanation/Comments Person Requesting District wide Update School Lunch Computer Program $66,000.00 …

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Park City School District Administrators Request over $50 million in Capital Outlays

The School District has completed gathering captial requests from district administrators. Currently, there are over $50,000,000 in requests. The School Board will ultimately decide on which requests are funded. The requests more than $1 million are listed below: Location Projects Over 1 Million Amount Requested School Rational/Explanation Comments Person Requesting District Office New District Office 8,000,000 …

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True, this was a Sundance where some of the shuttle bus drivers were so new to town that I ended up standing next to one directions-challenged driver and telling him where to turn and where to stop. Only in Park City.

-Kenneth Turan, LA Times Film Critic