TRAX line from SLC to Tooele could happen; would be costly, UTA says
SALT LAKE CITY — It can often take hours to get from Tooele County into Salt Lake County, as I-80 is the only main road out of Tooele. UTA Spokesman Carl Arky told KSL NewsRadio’s Dave & Dujanovic that they have explored the possibility of putting a TRAX line between the two counties.
The project, however, would come with an expensive price tag.
“We did look at rail,” Arky said. “We did a feasibility study not too long ago. It’s not imminent, but I would think it’s something that’s not off the table either. It’s something that’s very expensive as you might guess.”
Arky says it would cost $1 billion to put one line into Tooele.
He says that in conjunction with UDOT, buses would be allowed to use the shoulders of SR-36 when there is excessive congestion. Arky says the shoulders of the highway would have to be widened.
According to Arky, the city of Chicago uses a similar program that works well.
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Mark Jones contributed to this article.
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