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A proposal to build and operate the first commercial oil shale production facility “in decades” near the Book Cliffs in Utah is meeting legal opposition from environmental groups.
Jan 26, 2014   Deseret News
DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and U.S. Senator Orin Hatch (R-Utah) attended the grand opening of the fifth and final rail line of Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Frontlines 2015 Program, two years ahead of schedule and $300 million under budget.
Aug 21, 2013   Deseret News
Two transit-oriented developments in Salt Lake City have struggled to attract tenants. Critics say this is evidence that the whole idea of TOD is wrong, while supporters say they're just getting started.
Apr 13, 2011   Deseret News
In his annual state-of-the-city speech, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker highlighted what he sees as his most important accomplishment: a streetcar.
Jan 6, 2011   Deseret News
Officials in Utah have approved plans for a bus rapid transit system between Provo and Orem, which will be the state's first BRT system.
Aug 16, 2009   Deseret News
Salt Lake City has seen its share of foreclosure in its outer suburbs. Local planners and urban planning professors see this as an opportunity to convince locals of the benefits of city living.
Apr 14, 2009   Deseret News
Legislators in Utah have approved a bill that would allow the Utah Department of Natural Resources to swap a 3,000 year old Native American village to a group of developers intent on building a new transit station.
Mar 13, 2009   Deseret News
Draper, UT will soon be seeing new transit-oriented development, where there will be no building height restrictions or population caps.
Nov 5, 2008   Deseret News
<p>Plans for a Broadway-style theater and "cultural district" in downtown Salt Lake City moves forward.</p>
May 7, 2008   Deseret News
<p>After a recent audit revealed that long-time problems that have plagued the city's planning division, local leaders are taking action to remedy the situation.</p>
Apr 22, 2008   Deseret News
Planners hope to counter rows of monotonous housing with design standards such as mandating "visual relief" through architectural features and a minimum of two colors on each unit.
Apr 14, 2005   Deseret News