Byline: Bob Ward
Mar. 16--SALT LAKE CITY--The Utah Transit Authority didn't hit the home run it had hoped for on Capitol Hill last month, but the agency definitely got on base.
UTA walked away from the legislative session with state money and property amounting to $24.5 million, plus new power that could be called "eminent domain lite."
Lawmakers refused to give the transit agency power to condemn private property, but they said the Utah Department of Transportation could do so on UTA's behalf.
Acquiring a $103 million rail corridor from the Union Pacific Railroad between Brigham City and Payson would have been easier for UTA if state …