Friday, December 22, 2006

Commuter Rail Plans-Bus Rapid Transit

Here(pdf) is the proposed rail line, and stations, for the Commuter rail that will weave its way through Davis County. Right now it consists of a thick black line with no specific route. When details get fleshed out, we'll have to see where the track gets laid.

Woods Cross is currently the first station(pdf) in Davis County, on the South, with a ten acre spot at 500 South, and 800 West. Its west of the I-15 ramp.

The next station to the north will be Farmington(pdf). It's twenty acres, and west of I-15, and South of Park Lane.

Another map of the corridor is here(gif), and here(gif).

Two lanes will be added to I-15 at 600 North in Salt Lake, and at Highway 89 in Farmington.

Also, Bus Rapid Transit "Light Rail on rubber tires" will go through South Davis County.

1 comments:

Former Centerville Citizen said...

"Right now it consists of a thick black line with no specific route. When details get fleshed out, we'll have to see where the track gets laid."

Oh, commuter rail has a specific route alright. UTA knows exactly where every inch of track is being laid between Pleasant View and SLC.

Commuter Rail will have it's very own right of way between the SLC and the Ogden station, and it will have a shared right of way with Union Pacific from Ogden to Pleasant View. For most of the stretch between Ogden and SLC, commuter rail's tracks will lie right next to the east side of the UP tracks.

I can't wait until it's up and running in 2008. It's a shame that we haven't given more priority to rail travel (whether it be freight or passengers) in America in the last few decades.

You can read more about the benefits of rail transit in books like "Suburban Nation" by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck. James Kunstler has also been encouraging the restoration of America's railroad infrastructure.