SALT LAKE CITY — The controversial name change approved last session for the Utah Transit Authority could be delayed.

A news conference with the sponsors of the legislation is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Utah State Capitol Building.

The House Sponsor of the bill, Representative Mike Schultz, told the Deseret News “Clearly there’s not the will to go forward with the name change based on the current information that we have and the current board.”

Schultz did not say what options would be presented at the news conference.

UTA Board Chairman Greg Bell told the Deseret News that he had heard that lawmakers “would like to study the name change in the (Legislature’s transportation) task force in the coming year.”

UTA said a name change to the Transit District of Utah would cost at least $50 million.