Salt Lake Light Rail Transit Line Packing Thousands Of Rides Per Day


Salt Lake Light Rail Transit Line Packing Thousands Of Rides Per Day

On April 15th, the Utah Transit Authority opened their light rail transit line from downtown Salt Lake to the Salt Lake International Airport. It is a six mile stretch of transit  that in its first few weeks have far exceeded expectations.

According to the UTA, about 4,800 people per day ride the line and that number does not include the passengers who are headed to the airport that were already on the Green line before the downtown stop.

The addition to the line has added to the 140-mile rail system that has been aggressively built in just over twelve years. The Green line has been a welcome addition to the residents of Utah, allowing for alternate means of transit to the airport and neighboring cities like West Valley City, Provo, and Ogden.

The Brookings Institution has recently determined that the Green line is convenient for about 65% of commuters in its service territory. That number would make it the most convenient light rail transit line in the United States.

RWA understands the benefit that light rail transit can bring to our metropolitan areas. RWA is excited for the studies of the Tide expansion into Naval Station Norfolk and Virginia Beach to begin and hopefully bring about more transit connectivity in Hampton Roads. To learn more about RWA’s role in The Tide development, contact us today. 

The Green Line Light Rail Transit Salt Lake Utahimage credit: CountyLemonade on flickr


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