Utah Transit Authority is continually making it easier for Utahns to get around. Come this spring, you will be able to ride TRAX to Salt Lake International Airport from multiple points in the Salt Lake Valley.
Last week, UTA announced the opening date for the new 6-mile TRAX light rail line–April 14, 2013, which is well ahead of schedule. Construction is near completion and train testing begins this week between the airport and downtown.
Test runs will start slow and work up to full speed by Nov. 9. Starting the week of Nov. 12, multiple trains will run on the line. Test trains will be running mostly during regular business hours Monday through Thursday.
Testing on the Airport Line will be conducted with upmost attention to safety. Here’s your reminder to stay safe in the area. Obey all traffic laws and signals, and don’t forget to look both ways when crossing the tracks.
Note that there will be a break in testing for the holidays between Dec. 20 and the first of the year.
Here is the layout of the upcoming TRAX light rail line.
The Chamber recognizes that mobility is absolutely critical to economic growth, prosperity and improved quality of life. This ease of access to Salt Lake International will be a very welcome addition to downtown Salt Lake City.
Again, the official opening day of operation for the Airport TRAX line is Sunday, April 14, 2013. For more information, visit RideUTA.com.
Will you ride the new TRAX line to the airport? What kind of impact do you think this will have on our community?