Rail group in Utah seeks support for statewide study

By Carter Pape, The Times-Independent; May 3, 2019

A nonprofit passenger rail organization is looking to have the Utah Department of Transportation commission a study of a proposed passenger rail system operated by Amtrak that would run between Salt Lake City, Saint George, Logan, Moab, other Utah cities and Grand Junction, Colorado.

According to Mike Christensen, executive director of the Utah Rail Passengers Association, the study would be a counterpart to a study UDOT is already conducting. The existing study, which has a price tag of $65,000, seeks to determine how much demand there is for rail service in Utah.

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