Tuesday, December 11, 2007

TRAX on 400 West not 600 West

OK looms for TRAX route

It looks like the Airport TRAX line will indeed go down 400 West instead of 600 West so the westside can celebrate it's victory over a good transportation idea.

While I do like seeing Boyer lose on this one, having the Airport line made a direct connection to the Intermodal depot is vital to building a good balanced transportation system. While the line will still connect with commuter rail at North Temple, the line will not connect with intercity bus service or Amtrak.

While Amtrak is currently a joke (although I do ride it when it works for me) I hold for the possibility in time we will have a well designed intercity rail service in this country.


Silus Grok said...

Tonight's meeting will still include a public comments period, but the Council has decided to postpone the vote until the start of the year.

Thought you'd want to know…

Also, just got a an e-mail from my Community Council (the Downtown Community Council) encouraging everyone to call-in and voice their opposition to the 400 West alignment.

So it looks like not everyone is on-board.

JMD said...

Thank you for letting us know. It could turn out to be an interesting battle.