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SALT LAKE CITY — Commuters will be able to take FrontRunner to Utah County in the coming weeks.
On Saturday, December 8, the Utah Transit Authority will open up its FrontRunner South line, connecting Salt Lake City and Provo. The commuter rail will ease congestion in Utah County through the point of the mountain and into Salt Lake County.
With the south line soon to open, commuters could ride the train from Ogden to Provo, reducing transportation costs and traffic.
UTA spokesperson Gerry Carpenter said the FrontRunner South will be officially open for regularly scheduled business on December 10, but on the Saturday before, commuters in Utah County can try the train free with a donated can of food at the Provo station. UTA will have their grand opening celebration on Dec. 6.
Carpenter said he expects the train to be a popular way to commute, especially during the winter months.
UTA sells group passes for $14, which are valid for round trip fare for up to four adults anytime after 10 a.m. Children under the age of 6 ride free on UTA busses, TRAX and FrontRunner.