STREETCAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STREETCAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sugar House Streetcar drawing business, not riders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289003-90/streetcar-says-minutes-bus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289003-90/streetcar-says-minutes-bus.html.csp">Sugar House Streetcar drawing business, not riders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T17:38:06.867-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The new Sugar House Streetcar is only slightly faster than a nearby parallel bus route, and even pedestrians can sometimes outrace it. Far fewer people than expected are riding the fresh two-mile line that cost $37 million to build. But Salt Lake City and Utah Transit Authority officials still view the streetcar as a success and well worth the price for one main reason: It delivers economic development up and down the line. “The amount of community investment that has occurred will make this st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289003@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:38:06 MDT Editorial: Another streetcar not necessarily what downtown SLC needs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242292-82/downtown-rail-streetcar-bus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242292-82/downtown-rail-streetcar-bus.html.csp">Editorial: Another streetcar not necessarily what downtown SLC needs</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:37:01.502-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Astronomer Carl Sagan — the Neil deGrasse Tyson of his time — was once trying to dismiss pseudo-scientific legends of Bermuda Triangle-like mysteries by noting that it was always airplanes and ships that went missing, never trains. To which TV host Dick Cavett — the Jon Stewart of his time — immediately rejoined, “I can see you’ve never waited for the Long Island Railroad.” Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker doesn’t want to wait to start the process toward building another city-UTA streetcar lin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58242292@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:37:01 MDT