FrontRunner on the Front Burner: Utah's New Commuter Rail System is Expected to Be a Leading Transportation Option For the Salt Lake City Region

This article describes Utah’s new commuter rail system, which is expected to be completed in 2008 and carry nearly 6,000 riders daily when it opens. The $611-million Front Runner commuter rail project is more than 60 percent complete and runs from downtown Salt Lake City to Weber County’s Pleasant View. The project, which is part of a 30-year transportation plan, will eventually extend to Provo in the south and Brigham City in the north. The author explains how the project was funded, the amount and type of track it will use, the type of railcars, and provides information about the contractors.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-33
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2007 1:57PM