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FTA to Provide $428.3M to Fund Extension of Salt Lake City Light Rail System

The US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide a $428.3-million grant to fund the Mid-Jordan Extension to the light rail system in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Serving the residents in the growing cities of Murray, Midvale, West Jordan and South Jordan, the Mid-Jordan LRT service will join with UTA’s Sandy/Salt Lake TRAX Line at the existing Fashion Place West station, providing a direct connection to the Salt Lake City central business district, the University of Utah and other Wasatch destinations.

The 10.6-mile Mid-Jordan LRT line will open by December 2011. By the year 2030, the line is expected to carry 9,500 daily passengers, generate 3,700 new transit trips, and reduce the number of highway miles traveled by 65,000 daily.

When complete, the project will include nine stations, 3,035 park-and-ride spaces, and 28 transit vehicles. Trains are expected to operate daily between 6 a.m. and midnight with service every 12 minutes during weekday peak periods, and every 15 minutes during the remainder of the time.



~$42 mil per mile? You gotta be kidding me! We should get be getting a $500 million tax cut instead of this garbage!

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