USA: The final stage of Utah Transit Authority’s FrontLines 2015 light rail expansion project has opened. Regular service on the 6·1 km Blue Line extension to Draper Town Center started on August 18, following the official inauguration two days earlier.
The three-stop extension runs south from Sandy Civic Center, enabling through services from the fast-growing suburb of Draper to central Salt Lake City.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx praised the extension: ‘What you’ve done here is an example to the country of what transit can do to transform a community.’
The FrontLines 2015 project has been completed two years ahead of schedule and $300m under budget.