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5/5/2008



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Utah Transit Authority obtains 'quiet zone' status for FrontRunner corridor


The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) launched service on its 38-mile FrontRunner commuter-rail line last week. Now, the entire 38-mile corridor between Salt Lake City and Ogden has been designated a quiet zone — the longest in the country, according to the authority.

UTA completed safety improvements at all crossings along the corridor to prevent cars from entering a crossing when the gates are lowered. The authority wanted to eliminate train horns because it will be operating more than 60 trains a day.


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