The Economics of Rail Transit Funding

North Salt Lake commuter rail line given green light from federal government.
February 22, 2004, 9am PST | Peter Christiansen
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The federal government has agreed to share the costs of building a 43-mile, nine-station commuter rail line from Pleasant View to downtown Salt Lake City. The Weber-Salt Lake line is one of 34 projects to be funded in fiscal year 2005. The lower cost of acquiring right-of-ways in the sparsely populated West offsets the lower projected ridership compared to other projects. The UTA estimates an average of 8400 weekday boardings.

Thanks to Peter Christensen

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Published on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in The Salt Lake Tribune
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