Wednesday, March 05, 2008

TRAX Closure...

TRAX train Salt Lake City, Utah
Originally uploaded by jmdspk
Just a reminder that TRAX service will once again be interrupted south of 7200 South on Sunday due to construction of the new State Street Bridge.

It looks a little funny on the UTA website because it says that TRAX service will be interrupted Weekends and Sundays. Only last weekend did they interrupt service on Saturday the rest of the interruptions will only be on Sundays.

However, when you first get on the website before moving on to the actual news release it looks as though they are saying TRAX will be closed weekends and Sundays as though Sundays are not part of the weekend.

About the picture:

A couple of weeks ago I had an appointment in downtown on a Friday morning so I took some pictures of TRAX construction on the Intermodal extension. After taking pictures of the construction I drove pass the Arena station and saw the decorated windows on one of the TRAX cars sitting there on a University train so I snapped the picture.

Oh and before someone jumps down my throat for not riding the bus to downtown, I had another appointment in an area along Highland with no bus service (if the old 8 was still running that would have been a different story...).

1 comment:

theorris said...

I've got a great shot of this very decoration taken on the freak snowstorm day that delayed TRAX for hours because noone at UTA had the foresight that they would have to shovel the TRAX platforms since tracking snow onto the TRAX car blocked the electric eye that prevents the doors from closing on patrons. When I took the picture, it was of a rather sullen looking off-duty bus driver who had been dispatched to sweep the TRAX car stairs at each opening. The irony between the window decoration and reality was quite evident.

I must concede that UTA learned its lesson, however: now whenever it snows the platforms are the first thing to be cleared.

One can only hope theat they will learn from the last fiasco with the downed cables and come up with better contingency plans. I would hope, in fact, that they start thinking about problem situations and develop better ways of responding to them than just ignoring them.