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Sunday, November 30, 2008
Economy Delays Provo Train
Railway Gazette International reports that economic conditions have led the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to postpone opening of the FrontRunner regional rail line between Salt Lake City and Provo until 2013. It had been scheduled to begin service in mid-2012. However, two TRAX light rail lines will now open earlier than planned: a line to Salt Lake City International Airport will go into service in 2013, one year earlier than planned, and a route to Draper will open in early 2012, two years ahead of schedule. FrontRunner service between Salt Lake City and Ogden began last May.