Security and Safety

Utah lawmaker wants guns on public transit

Posted on January 13, 2015

Garrett
Garrett

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker is considering expanding the right to carry a weapon on a bus or train without permission, saying it should be no different than carrying a gun or knife on the street, the Deseret News reported.

Under Utah law, if someone is carrying a gun or another weapon illegally on public streets, it's a misdemeanor in most cases. But on a bus or train, it's a felony.

The lawmaker cited a state hijacking law that makes it a felony for anyone to carry a concealed gun or dangerous weapon on a bus or train. A Utah Transit Authority spokesman said the agency has not had any problems with riders carrying concealed weapons on trains or buses and didn't believe anyone had been cited for it. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metrolink installs defibrillators on all trains

Move comes after California state legislature made AEDs mandatory on commuter rail systems by July 2020.

FTA threatens to withhold funds if WMATA restores late-night services

Local officials are leading an effort to restore service hours the agency cut beginning with its SafeTrack rebuilding effort in 2016.

All required railroads met statutory deadline, schedule for PTC

Notably, Quarter Four data also show PTC systems are in operation on almost 46,000 of the nearly 58,000-route miles.

FHWA awards $10M to 7 states to test new ways to fund highways

The program’s goal is to allow states to test user-based alternatives to support the Highway Trust Fund.

Metro-North Railroad lands grant to set up PTC test lab

Will help improve the performance of PTC radio spectrum utilization required to make PTC operational on the Northeast Corridor.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation