The Utah Transit Authority doubled spending on controversial bonuses for managers last year, while it sought a sales-tax hike it says is needed to restore bus service cut during the recession.

The agency spent $1.74 million on such bonuses last year, twice the $870,368 doled out in 2012, according to UTA salary data analyzed by The Salt Lake Tribune.

GUEST ALERT: UTA Consumer Watchdog Claire Geddes joins Rod at 6:20pm to discuss the bonuses. 

Here's the Salt Lake Tribune Story: