Utah County FrontRunner line opens in two months


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PROVO, Utah – Commuters from Utah County to Salt Lake City will soon have an alternative to driving.

Construction and testing of the FrontRunner South line is two months from completion. UTA says the project is both ahead of schedule and under budget.

“We’re really starting to build what is truely a multi-modal system,” said UTA Spokesperson Gerry Carpenter. “Where we have buses, TRAX, FrontRunner commuter rail all working together.”

The line is set to open Dec. 10 and promises to take passengers from Provo to Salt Lake City in 56 minutes. Currently, tests of guardrails, connecting buses and the trains themselves are underway. Test trains reach speeds of 79 miles per hour.

“So far the safety systems have been working as designed,” said Carpenter. “People are respecting and treating the crossings as they should.”

The line is part of a $2.3 billion project that includes the lines…

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