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Alternatives

In early 2024, The TechLink TRAX Study team released four alternatives for the future of TRAX – each with potential improvements designed to enhance east-west service in Salt Lake City and enhance regional connectivity. Check out the alternatives below.

 

Public feedback on the alternatives was gathered through an online survey from February to May 2024. While the survey is closed, the study team welcomes questions and feedback at any time.

Alternative 1

(Baseline Concept- Future of Light Rail)

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Orange Line

  • New TRAX Orange Line would be constructed 

  • Direct TRAX access would be provided from the Salt Lake City International Airport to the University of Utah on the new Orange Line 

  • New Orange Line would connect through Salt Lake Central Station and would provide service to Research Park 

Red Line

  • Existing TRAX Red Line would be realigned to serve the Granary District via 400 West to the existing Ballpark Station 

Green/Blue Line

  • Operational changes would be made to the TRAX system (no new infrastructure required) 

  • Western termination point for the TRAX Green Line would change from the Salt Lake City International Airport to the Salt Lake Central Station 

  • Western termination point for the TRAX Blue Line would change from the Salt Lake Central Station to the Salt Lake City International Airport 

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Next Steps

Each alternative will be measured against a set of metrics to evaluate how well it meets the established purpose and need of the Study. This process is called Screening. This quantitative analysis, paired with public feedback, will determine which alternatives should be advanced for additional analysis and design. The screening criteria for the alternatives are listed in the table below. 

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Community input is an important factor in the TechLink TRAX Study. Combined with planning best practices and engineering data, feedback from the public will be considered as the study team develops and refines alternatives based on the recommendations shown.   

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