SALT LAKE CITY — One day, could a high-speed rail serve tourist destinations in Utah, like ski resorts along the Wasatch Front or even all the way to Moab?
Maybe. A bill that would fund a statewide study on those “pie-in-the-sky” ideas, as bill sponsor Jake Anderegg, R-Lehi, called them, is gaining traction on Capitol Hill.
The bill, SB92, which would pave the way for a study of a statewide rail system — and a more expansive and sustainable future for commuter rail in Utah — cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday. It was unanimously endorsed by the Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee and now heads to the full Senate for consideration.
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