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Old May 8th, 2005, 07:56 AM   #1
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Environmental Study Approved for Salt Lake City Commuter Rail

Feds approve environmental study for commuter rail
5 May 2005

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Federal Transit Administration has approved the environmental impact statement for part of the commuter rail system proposed by the Utah Transit Authority.

The environmental study was for the section between Pleasant View and Salt Lake City.

"This is a great achievement," Utah Transit Authority General Manager John Inglish said Wednesday in announcing the Federal Transit Authority's environmental approval of the project. "The next time we meet (for this) will be to turn dirt."

Construction of the first phase is scheduled to begin sometime this year, with completion expected in 2008.

The cost for just the first phase is estimated at $500 million. Funding will come through a quarter-cent sales tax approved by Davis, Salt Lake and Weber county voters in the 2000 elections and from the federal government. The federal funds, expected to account for half of the cost, still need approval from the Federal Transit Authority.

Dannie McConkie, chairman of the Davis County Commission, said completion of the project likely would cause some residents along the 44-mile route to "re-evaluate their mobility choices" between using motor vehicle and commuter rail.

The FTA's approval of the environmental impact statement clears the way for UTA to begin acquiring 140 parcels of private property along the rail route. The property is needed primarily for park-and-ride lots at the nine stations planned along the route.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #2
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Salt Lake City ---> urban transport

i'm just back from my Utah trip so i share some pics of SLC transport

TRAX - something between tram end light rail







inside a train




system map


stations





library my favorite




the best thing is that u can take ur bike on the tram and u can save some muscles going that few miles to the downtown and back
in Europe i saw that possibility only in germany (i mean bike on tram or metro but some otrher metros allow bikes too)
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Old August 27th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #3
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Nice pictures!
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Old August 27th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #4
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Really, did Utah buy second-hand trams?
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Old August 27th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #5
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now time for buses:







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Old August 27th, 2007, 02:59 AM   #6
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Really, did Utah buy second-hand trams?
San Jose had a fleet of fifty UTDC high-floor light rail vehicles that were made redundant when the San Jose system was upgraded to an all low-floor configuration. Twenty-nine of the former San Jose light rail vehicles went to Salt Lake City and twenty-one went to Sacramento.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #7
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The image below shows a former San Jose light rail vehicle built by UTDC:


The image below shows two light rail vehicles built by Siemens
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Old August 27th, 2007, 06:37 AM   #8
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a very interesting layout...

Toronto ALRVs (also UTDC) only managed to get 3 sets of doors, not 4.

The design similarities are interesting...

does SLC have concerns about the weight of the LRVs?

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Old August 27th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #9
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For those who want to know about the buses
Picture 1 is an Optima Opus
Picture 2 is a New Flyer D40LF
Picture 3 is a Gillig Phantom
Picture 4 is the Inside of a New Flyer D40LF
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Old August 28th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #10
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That brings me some memories of my trip from Orem, Utah to Salt Lake CIty on a occassional basis. I rode the UTA articulated 60 ft bus from Orem to Sandy and transferred to the light rail in Sandy to downtown Salt Lake and the same route back home. It was a nice experience and everything went smoothly as it should. I think about 44,000 people ride the TRAX every weekday, not too bad for a metro area of 1 million people.
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i cannot get it, why tehy don't build the extensions (to sugar house and other ones too) only those some meters to intermodal station is under construction now.
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i cannot get it, why tehy don't build the extensions (to sugar house and other ones too) only those some meters to intermodal station is under construction now.
After drawing up the plans which can take up to 3 years, they must gather local funding, as well as getting the FTA approval, and federal funding, which happens after local money is proved to be available for the project. It can take a long time for transit projects to get done in the US. For example in Seattle Sound Transit was voted in in 1996, and construction did not begin until 2003, and the Light Rail will not be open until 2009.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #13
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SLC has pretty decent urban transit options... never knew
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Old June 18th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #14
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Ride to rails to Salt Lake airport
12 June 2008

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In four years, trains will be taking passengers to Salt Lake City International Airport.

Mayor Ralph Becker and the Utah Transit Authority signed an agreement Thursday to extend TRAX to the airport. The line will run along North Temple.

The City Council and UTA trustees agreed to the route last month. Construction could start this year.

To help pay for the project, the UTA will get $2 for every vehicle registered in Salt Lake County. Because the money is collected by the county, the County Council must also sign on.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:21 AM   #15
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Construction starts on TRAX airport line
22 October 2008

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Transit Authority has broken ground Wednesday on a new light-rail line to run from downtown Salt Lake City to the airport.

UTA says it doesn't have a firm date for when the 5 1/2 mile TRAX line will be up and running because of the economic downturn.

The airport TRAX line is part of a $2.8 billion project called Front Lines 2015 that also includes light-rail lines through West Valley City, West Jordan and Draper and a FrontRunner commuter line to Utah County.

All the projects are to be operational by 2015.

UTA officials have discussed possibly opening the airport and Draper TRAX lines in 2013 and 2012, respectively, and opening the FrontRunner line in mid-2012 or early 2013.
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SLC's really kickin' butt, especially for a city its size
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SALT LAKE CITY | Public Transport

I didn't see any thread for this so i started one ....

System : UTA
Location : Salt Lake City Metro
Daily Ridership : 90-120,000
Number of lines : Light Rail > 3 , Commuter Rail 2 , 1 Bus Rapid Transit , 100+ Bus lines

Front Lines 2015 :
4 Light Rail lines UC , & 2 Commuter line extensions
1 Streetcar line


Current and Future System



Front Runner Commuter line




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Again, last time, make sure the city name is capitalized. Next time it happens, I'm going to close the thread entirely and have you repost.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #19
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Image by UTA
http://www.rideuta.com/mc/?page=Projects-Frontlines2015

The West Valley (light rail) line and the Mid-Jordan TRAX line are finished and being tested and calibrated for usage. They will open for passengers on August 7th.

Extensive work is taking place on the Airport TRAX line as well as the FrontRunner (commuter rail) 45 mile south extension from Salt Lake City Central Station to Provo, Utah.

Work on the Draper TRAX line has just began with crews clearing out the right of way. The deadline for the FrontLines Project is the year 2015. Right it is ahead of schedule and under budget.

By 2015 Utah will have an 89 mile long Commuter Rail (FrontRunner) from Ogden to Salt Lake City to Provo.

By 2015 Salt Lake County will have gone from 19.6 miles of light rail (TRAX) to 44.9 miles of light rail.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 06:59 AM   #20
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slcmorning1a by sphansen47, on Flickr

Salt Lake City Metro Transit Numbers Quarter 3, 2010:

Data here:
http://www.apta.com/resources/statis...rship_APTA.pdf

Bus:
77,400

Commuter Rail:
FrontRunner: 5,400

Light Rail:
City - Weekday ridership

1. Boston - 215,400
2. Los Angeles – 156,600
3. San Francisco - 153,900
4. Portland - 127,900
5. Philadelphia – 94,400
6. San Diego - 92,100
7. Dallas - 57,400
8. St. Louis - 55,800
9. Salt Lake City - 46,900
10. Sacramento - 44,400


11. Denver - 42,600
12. Phoenix - 37,400
13. Houston - 35,000
14. Minneapolis - 35,000
15. Baltimore - 34,300
16. San Jose - 32,800
17. Seattle - 26,600
18. Pittsburgh - 24,800
19. Charlotte - 20,200
20. Buffalo - 18,800

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