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Letter: Make FrontRunner match old Bamberger line
First Published Jan 29 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 29 2014 01:01 am

More effective mass transit is needed to clean up our air. TRAX has proven to be a workhorse. I don’t fault it. But the bus network and FrontRunner leave a great deal to be desired. I focus on FrontRunner.

It needs to be less of a presumed premium service and more of a TRAX-like workhorse. Here’s how:

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Match the Bamberger Railroad’s performance during the year of say, 1948, between Salt Lake and Ogden: half-hour frequency, up to 18 stops, with an hour overall transit time between the two cities. This is a performance FrontRunner should be able to match. It needs to be a workhorse in its own right, less dependent on slow, unreliable bus connections.

Lew E. Jeppson

North Salt Lake

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