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Utah Transit Authority to receive first installment of federal FrontRunner grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the first $80 million installment of a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) FrontRunner commuter-rail line.

UTA obtained approval for the $611 million FFGA in July. The grant will fund 80 percent of the Weber County-to-Salt Lake City line, which is scheduled to open in spring 2008. Construction is more than 70 percent complete and next month, UTA plans to begin testing vehicles that will operate on the line.

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