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Draper TRAX line opens along with other changes for UTA

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - More changes are coming to the Utah Transit Authority, including the opening of the new Draper TRAX line.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - More changes are coming to the Utah Transit Authority, including the opening of the new Draper TRAX line.

The changes include an increase to FrontRunner Service
-FrontRunner will now offer hourly service on Saturdays. For rider convenience, FrontRunner Saturday departures will also be changed to match weekday times.

The new Draper TRAX Line is now open
-The nearly 4-mile line extends service into Draper and provide light rail access at three new TRAX stations: Crescent View, Kimballs Lane and the Draper Town Center. The Draper TRAX Line also marks the completion of the FrontLines 2015 project, which adds more than 70 miles of new rail lines to the UTA system and will be finished two years early and $300 million under budget.

There are also additions to campus service
-Weber State University students will be able to reach campus faster using the new Ogden Fast Bus service. Route 650 will travel between the Ogden Transit Center and Weber State University with minimal stops, reducing overcrowding on other bus routes and helping students reach campus 10 minutes faster than they would using local buses. The route will run every 30 minutes during Weber State’s fall and spring semesters.

-In Weber and Davis counties, route 473 will make another morning southbound trip to help reduce crowding and assist residents who commute to the University of Utah.

-In Provo, increases to bus service will provide access from Orem and Provo FrontRunner stations to the LaVell Edwards Stadium during BYU home football games.

-Also in Utah County, routes 806 and 807 will extend service to improve access to Utah Valley University.

Other Improvements
•Accessing the Salt Lake City International Airport will be even more convenient, with Green Line TRAX trips from Arena Station to the airport shortened by three minutes.
•Green Line trips to West Valley will be decreased by four minutes.
•Transfers from TRAX Green Line to FrontRunner northbound at North Temple Station will be improved, with one minute added to FrontRunner’s dwell time to allow passengers to depart TRAX and board FrontRunner.
•FrontRunner’s schedule will be adjusted to ensure that passengers riding TRAX Blue and Green lines can access the last FrontRunner trains of the evening.
•Bus route 500 will be timed to meet FrontRunner trains at North Temple and Salt Lake Central, with three peak travel trips added to meet northbound trains.
•Shuttles will run between the Provo FrontRunner station and the East Bay Business Center to better serve employees at companies like Wavetronics and Novell.

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