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Council to hear comments on proposed light-rail to airport

Council to hear comments on proposed light-rail to airport



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Marc Giauque reportingThe Salt Lake City Council tonight will take public comment on a proposed light-rail route to the airport. Not everyone is happy with the plan.

Though many welcome a rail connection to the airport, Darren Menlove is simply hoping his North Temple business won't be hurt. "We're fine as it is. We don't see that this will help our business," he said.

Menlove's family owns land that includes the KOA campground by the Utah State Fairpark. He's been working with the Utah Transit Authority and the city on ways that could dramatically impact how people come and go from his businesses.

UTA says it still has nuances to work out. A spokeswoman says the bigger issue for most residents is the plan to run tracks along 400 West rather than 600 West before trains turn down North Temple.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

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