A project of Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, and UTA.
"Streetcars are coming back. They're reviving the
same neighborhoods they once helped create. And, because of you, Salt
Lake will be at the forefront of America's streetcar renaissance." -
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
Construction continues on the Sugar House Streetcar
Project Updates >
Food is your Fare at the S-Line Opening!
November 14, 2013
The S-Line opens to the public on December 7th, 2013, with a special
"Food is Your Fare" event. Ride the streetcar and give back to the
community at the same time, by bringing in a canned food item. The
donations will go to the Utah Food Bank, and for your generosity, you
can ride the S-Line for free! The event kicks off at 10 AM. Read UTA's
blog for more information
One Month to Go
November 5, 2013
We are a month away from the launch of the
S-Line! On Decemeber 5th, 2013, passengers will be welcomed aboard the
streetcar. Stay tuned for details on special events for that day. Make
sure to be extremely cautious as test trains are crossing intersections
every ten minutes.
Introducing the S-Line!
September 5, 2013
On a beautiful September morning in Sugar
House, members of the Utah Transit Authority, South Salt Lake Mayor
Cherie Wood, and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker unveiled the design
of the Sugar House Streetcar, the "S Line." The corridor will showcase
an array of transportation modes, including streetcar, as well as bike
and pedestrian paths all on a public greenway. The "S Line" will be open
December 8 and test trains will be running as early as next week.
As the Greenway begins to take shape along the corridor from 500 East
to the end of the line on McClelland, we take a more in-depth look at
the amenities and botany of the linear park. This
map shows a
layout of the Greenway from roughly 850 East looking east, and this
image shows the different types of
flora to expect as you enjoy Salt Lake City's newest public space.
Phase 1 Construction Now 60% Complete
Another major milestone for the Sugar House Streetcar project was
realized this week, as the project passed the 60% completion mark.
Here are a couple snapshots of the progress from
Mayor Becker's Instagram
Installing Streetcar Tracks Across 700 East
The streetcar construction team of Stacey
and Witbeck shot this time lapse footage of the Sugar House Streetcar
line being installed across 700 East. The crew started after rush hour
on Friday evening, and work was finished in enough time for the morning
commute that Monday -- amazing work and incredible footage.
Greenway Construction to Begin - Developments Opening
Spring finds construction begining on the
Greenway, the 2-mile linear park that will
run parallel to the streetcar line. Make sure to check the
UTA Construction Updates page for more information. Also,
redevelopment projects are already coming online in the Sugar House
Business District. Fox13 recently did a story on how people who live and
do business in Sugar House are excited about the new amenities.
Redevelopment is booming in the Sugar House Business District, thanks
in part to the streetcar. With over 1,000 new housing units planned and
private investment topping $400 million, the streetcar is helping fuel a
neighborhood rejuvenation. Check the link below for the details.
Construction on the streetcar begins! Construction is scheduled to be
complete in June 2013, followed by approximately 6 months of testing and
training. That means you may be riding the new streetcar by December 2013.
The latest updates on construction, including traffic impacts and
areas affected, are
available at UTA.
Streetcar Design Changes Update
Since the completion of the Environmental Assessment in November 2010 and issuance of the Finding of No Significant Impact in February 2011, some design changes have occurred to the project. The key design changes include 1) shifting the proposed streetcar track to the south within the UTA owned right-of-way, and 2) moving some of the stations. The specific changes are described in the Re-Evaluation for the Track Shift and the Re-Evaluation for the Station Changes. Please provide any comments you may have regarding the re-evaluations and design changes by January 20, 2012 at rideuta.com. You can download the documents at the following links:
Sugar House Streetcar Phase 1 Community Visioning Report from Citiventure Associates, LLC
Citiventure Associates, LLC presented its final visioning report to the Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City on November 15, 2011. The report represents the collective vision of the Sugar House Streetcar corridor as expressed during the public involvement process. You can download the presentation from the following link:
The Salt Lake City Administration has sent a transmittal to the City Council concerning the funding for Phase 1 of the Sugar House Streetcar line. You can download this transmittal from the following link:
Results from the Community Visioning Workshop on Aug 25, 2011
The Community Visioning Workshop held on August 25, 2011, was a follow-up to the May 12, 2011, Community Visioning Workshop and subsequent community outreach events. The design team for the Sugar House Streetcar incorporated public comment to develop the graphics (see links below) of what the streetcar corridor and streetcar stops could look like under three funding scenarios: 1) current funding, 2) additional private and public investment, and 3) additional private and public investment beyond scenario two.
Valuable public comment was received at the workshop and will be implemented by the Sugar House Streetcar design team into a final visioning package prior to being presented to the Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake City Councils. If you have yet to comment during the Community Visioning process, then you are encouraged to offer your feedback on Salt Lake City's Open City Hall by following this link.
Results from the Community Visioning Workshop on May 12, 2011
Over 100 citizens attended the community visioning workshop on May 12th. From this meeting, a list of comments and issues was developed to guide the visioning and design of the streetcar corridor and adjacent properties. You can download this list from the following link: