Monday, April 9, 2012

FrontRunner South to begin service in December, will impact bus routes

The FrontRunner South rail line, which goes from Salt Lake City to Provo, will be up and running on Dec. 10, according to the Utah Transit Authority.

The new service will likely cause a lot of changes to Utah County bus routes, and UTA wants the public's help in deciding what those changes should be.

Construction on the FrontRunner line to Provo is 90 percent completed, running parallel to I-15 from Salt Lake City to Provo. In addition to four stops in Utah County, FrontRunner South will also have stops in South Jordan and Murray. The agency projects 7,500 passengers will ride the train each day.

Modifications to bus routes may happen in Provo, Orem, American Fork and Lehi to accommodate the FrontRunner stations. Deseret News