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At A Glance

  • Client

    Salt Lake City Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
  • Estimated Value

    $312 Million (Initial System) 
  • Location

    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Role

    Prime Consultant, Systems Design

Project Description

In an effort to alleviate highway congestion due to population growth and in anticipation of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Transit Authority launched their first ever light rail transit system.  The initial 15.3-mile line is supported by innovative traction power substation designs that complement the urban fabric while meeting the operating requirements of the transit system.  As Prime Consultant, PGH Wong performed the final systems engineering and construction support services of the systems which included traction power substations, overhead catenary system, communications, and fare collection system for the Starter Line. Construction was complete well in advance of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. 

Key Features

  • 15.3-mile corridor between Sandy and Downtown Salt Lake City
  • The LRT System successfully opened for revenue service on December 4, 1999 over a year ahead of schedule, well in advance of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.