Transit officials in Utah plan to suspend services on a segment of commuter rail connecting the suburbs north of Salt Lake City, citing the prohibitive cost of complying with new federal safety rules mandating PTC (Positive Train Control).
Utah Transit Authority
Salt Lake City’s TRAX LRT has generated 1,300 new jobs that have spurred an estimated $225 million in value to the local economy, according to a study conducted by the Economic Development Research Group, a Boston-based research company LRV supplier Siemens retained to assess the system’s economic impact.
Salt Lake City officials say they’ll seek federal funding, adding it to their own, to expand the city’s initial Sugar House streetcar line south of downtown.
The first Siemens S70 streetcar destined to ply the streets of downtown Atlanta arrived in Georgia’s capital city Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, while a second car was slated to arrive on the property Tuesday.