For UTA, those strings required that some of the money they got be spent on security.
They opted to buy six Segways.
And Rep Dougall (R-Highland) doesn't like it:
"Sounds like they got some fun toys," said state Rep. John Dougall, R-Highland. "Wouldn't bicycles be more effective? If they're talking downtown Salt Lake, bikes would be healthier and more cost-effective."
Not that Dougall would support federal dollars for bikes, which UTA cops already had before the stimulus grant.
Bikes are illogical. Think about it: They either have to stay on their bikes or stop to lock them up.
Reading the article in the Trib, I started out against them (even though they were more effective than bikes), but grew to think it wasn't a bad idea from UTA.
What do you think?