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Homeowners say UTA broke promise regarding new TRAX line

Homeowners say UTA broke promise regarding new TRAX line



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Tom Callan reportingSome West Jordan homeowners say Utah Transit Authority's plans to build a TRAX line through their neighborhood is an example of bad faith.

The proposed TRAX line would run between Bangerter Highway and 4000 West.

Nearby homeowners say UTA promised to put up an eight-foot wall to cut down on noise, then broke its word.

"The berm they're proposing actually does nothing to block the sound of [trains] that will be running between midnight and 6 a.m.," said Jackie Brimhall.

She says UTA claims it doesn't have the money for a wall. UTA says it never promised to build a sound wall but hinted it would do something about the noisy train tracks.

"You know, if they don't have money to do it, wait until they do. We don't need TRAX if they can't do it right," Brimhall said.

Another neighbor says she is worried about children near the TRAX line.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

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