UTA to unveil its 5-year mass transit plan

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SALT LAKE CITY — A growing population along the Wasatch Front means people will require more options to get from point A to point B. The state’s largest public transportation agency has begun piecing together a comprehensive plan to meet increasing transit demand, which it plans to present to its governing board Wednesday.

The Utah Transit Authority laid out detailed plans to state lawmakers last month on how the agency proposes to develop its transportation resources to add more routes using various modes of travel throughout the Salt Lake and nearby valleys. During a virtual meeting of the state Legislature’s Transportation Interim Committee, UTA Executive Director Carolyn Gonot told members about some of the main transit projects planned for the next five years.

Among the projects under consideration are a bus rapid transit route in Weber County that would run from the Ogden FrontRunner station to Weber State University, then to McKay-Dee Hospital.

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