Utah’s FrontRunner commuter rail could use a serious upgrade but the cost is a deal breaker

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; March 27, 2019

In a perfect world, the Utah Transit Authority would love to double-track and electrify its FrontRunner commuter rail system to allow trains to run every 15 minutes and operate more efficiently.

But in a meeting with regional planners on Wednesday, the UTA Board heard that projected taxes, fares and grants won’t allow that until far in the future, if ever.

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