UTA Commuter Rail Plans Approved

UTA Commuter Rail Plans Approved

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(KSL News) -- Today UTA celebrated a huge breakthrough in their plans to build a commuter rail between Salt Lake and Weber County, the federal government officially approved the plans.

It looked at environmental issues like noise, vibration, and surrounding wetlands, and gave UTA the go ahead. The commuter rail will travel at faster speeds than Trax, and stop less often.

UTA will start building the rail system this summer. They hope to finish the first intallment by 2008. It will go from Weber County to downtown Salt Lake.

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