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Utah Transit Authority

FrontRunner South Commuter Rail Line

On December 10, 2012, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) achieved a historic milestone and opened its 45-mile FrontRunner South commuter rail extension three years ahead of schedule and 10 percent under budget. They nearly doubled the amount of heavy rail commuter service built alongside the Union Pacific Railroad operations in the right-of-way purchased almost ten years ago. The FrontRunner South line was one of five projects included in UTA’s largest new starts capital development program ever conceived within the organization: the regional FrontLines 2015 program called for 70 additional miles of passenger rail to be built 15 years ahead of its long range planning schedule. Focusing on safety, innovation and service performance and reliability enabled UTA to build more rail mileage based transportation improvements than any other transit agency in the nation over the past ten years.