Contractors Hired for Commuter Rail Line

Contractors Hired for Commuter Rail Line

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two contractors will work together to build the first phase of a commuter rail line that will run about 40 miles, from just north of Ogden to downtown Salt Lake City.

The Utah Transit Authority on Wednesday said San Francisco-based Stacy and Witbeck, and Herzog Contracting of St. Joseph, Mo., have joined forces under the name Commuter Rail Constructors to build the commuter line.

Pre-construction on the line, will start in the community of Pleasant View, is expected to begin by mid-March.

UTA's will next choose a design firm, which will work with Commuter Rail Constructors on design details and other issues.

UTA's commuter rail line is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2007.

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