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July 17, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Utah Transit Authority wants riders to try biking rather than driving to rail and transit stations, so they are offering $60 in giveaways to people that choose not to do so. Some stations come equipped with air pumps and repair stands.
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June 10, 2015, 12pm PDT
With the population of Utah expected to double in the next 25 years, a new regional transportation plan focuses on alternative transportation to achieve air quality benefits.
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January 26, 2014, 1pm PST
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.
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August 21, 2013, 8am PDT
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.
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April 13, 2011, 8am PDT
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.
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January 6, 2011, 9am PST
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.
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August 16, 2009, 5am PDT
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.
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April 14, 2009, 6am PDT
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.
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March 13, 2009, 8am PDT
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.
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November 5, 2008, 9am PST
Draper, UT will soon be seeing new transit-oriented development, where there will be no building height restrictions or population caps.
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May 7, 2008, 4pm PDT
<p>Plans for a Broadway-style theater and "cultural district" in downtown Salt Lake City moves forward.</p>
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April 22, 2008, 7am PDT
<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>
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April 14, 2005, 10am PDT
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.
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January 2, 2005, 5am PST
New rail stations to open in 2007 will offer residents of towns north of Salt Lake City new economic options.
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August 24, 2004, 6am PDT
The Utah Supreme Court rules that a citizen referendum attempting to overturn a rezone was not appropriate.
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August 13, 2004, 6am PDT
City Council debates benefit of light rail extension to tie intermodal hub into the rest of the light rail system.
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February 23, 2004, 2pm PST
A transportation system on the verge of failure may keep companies from relocating to your area.
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January 23, 2004, 10am PST
Provo, UT City Council approves $39.5 million to build citywide fiber-optic system.
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October 15, 2003, 11am PDT
Salt Lake City TRAX light rail boosts Utah Transit Authority patronage to more than 100,000 daily trips.
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November 20, 2002, 7am PST
Utah's Cache Valley grapples with growth and quality of life.
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