Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"?
Author: Sal Cupertine
Date: 05-13-2019 - 10:30

Joe,

Utah is a much smaller state than California with fewer big city urban areas that would require separate transit districts so one system makes sense there.
I'm not sure of all the facts but I believe UP and D&RGW made the decision to close the Salt Lake City stations after Amtrak was formed and they went out of the passenger business. After UP SP and Rio Grande merged I guess they decided to abandon the tracks to the Zephyr station. Maybe the city pressured them to do it as part of urban renewal or it made better sense to get trains moved to other line. It must have been before the Front Runner trains were started and they never anticipated that commuter rail would begin in such a small state.
It would be nice if they could improve Amtrak station
It made sense for UP to develop the land around the old station. It is a lot nicer now.
At least they saved the stations. Old D&RGW is a museum open to the public I think UP station is used for private events I was there a couple years ago and they was a big homeless presence around D&RGW station



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Too many "Transit Authorities"? Joe Cullum 05-13-2019 - 09:58
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Joe Cullum 05-13-2019 - 10:08
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Sal Cupertine 05-13-2019 - 10:30
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? consider also,,, 05-13-2019 - 10:33
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Bill 05-13-2019 - 10:35
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Negin 05-13-2019 - 13:38
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? BOB R 05-13-2019 - 17:02
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Commenter 05-13-2019 - 20:00
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Max Wyss 05-14-2019 - 02:08
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? it's sort of happening 05-14-2019 - 08:14
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? TAP THIS 05-14-2019 - 11:33
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? it's sort of happening 05-14-2019 - 13:25
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? TD 05-14-2019 - 10:58
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Negin 05-14-2019 - 11:48
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Or, just one fox guarding all of the chickens? BOB2 05-13-2019 - 10:43
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Or, just one fox guarding all of the chickens? synonymouse 05-13-2019 - 12:09
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Or, just one fox guarding all of the chickens? Ernest H. Robl 05-13-2019 - 12:51
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Or, just one fox guarding all of the chickens? Bill 05-13-2019 - 13:20
  Re: Too many "Transit Authorities"? Or, just one fox guarding all of the chickens? tons of tiny transit 05-13-2019 - 16:31


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