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A project of Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, and UTA.

 
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"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

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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 http://www.letsrideuta.com/2013/11/12/s-line-community-celebration/.

 

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.

Learn more about the S Line Brand and Vision Here

 

August 29, 2013

As we near completion of the Sugar House Streetcar, UTA will begin testing on the line. This is expected to begin next week, and will invlove a test streetcar running along the corridor. Read more about this here >> http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56795317-90/east-goeres-stops-trains.html.csp

 

June 19, 2013

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

April 30

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 Page >>

Installing Streetcar Tracks Across 700 East

April 19

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

March 5

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.

 

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Streetcar Spurs Development

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.

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Construction Begins!

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:

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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:

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Funding for Interlocal Agreement

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:

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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.

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Materials Presented at the August 25th Workshop

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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:

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Welcome to the Sugar House Streetcar website!

This website provides background information about the new Sugar House streetcar and will provide news and updates as the project develops. Thanks for visiting!