UTA board is exploring expanding TRAX, streetcar

in News/Salt Lake

The Utah Transit Authority board is taking a big step toward planning how, when and where to expand its TRAX and streetcar systems — even though it had promised in recent years to focus most expansion efforts instead on buses after amassing $2 billion in debt for train systems.

The board approved a $399,673 contract Wednesday with LTK Engineering for what documents call a comprehensive analysis of the future of UTA’s light rail network “to determine which improvements UTA should pursue in both the near and long term.”

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