Thursday, March 29, 2007

KCPW radio
Sugarhouse to Get New Transit

Mar 27, 2007 by Julie Rose
Alternatives Include TRAX, Trolley, Bus
(KCPW News) The Utah Transit Authority is halfway through with a study considering various transit alternatives for the quirky Sugarhouse neighborhood. Officials agree the area merits major transit improvement, but haven't decided which option is best. Alternatives include a TRAX line running west to the 21st South Station, a historic trolley and additional bus routes.

Salt Lake City Mayor's advisor DJ Baxter says TRAX may not be the best alternative initially, unless UTA determines there will be significant ridership. With major redevelopment expected this year on the corner of 21st South and Highland Drive, Baxter says the key is to begin construction on new transit soon. He and a representative from UTA will report on the status of the alternatives study tonight at the Salt Lake City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at Nibley Park Elementary.

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