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UTA may rework FrontRunner schedules

Published January 17, 2013 9:49 pm

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FrontRunner commuter train schedules continue to be so out of whack since an extension opened between Provo and Salt Lake City last month that officials say they may not be able to wait until the next normal scheduled change date on April 14 to fix them.

"It's enough of an inconvenience for our passengers right now that we want to speed it up and perhaps make a more modest change in February," said Gerry Carpenter, spokesman for the Utah Transit Authority.

"The schedule that was developed during testing was too tight," he said.

"Once we began carrying passengers, it's been extremely challenging meeting those times. Frequently as you get further out towards the ends of the line, the trains are running five to 10 minute late." In bad weather, he said, "we've had much later trains."

Carpenter said that led many passengers to miss connections, including some where there was not "another bus for an extended period of time." Adjusting the FrontRunner schedule could also force tweaking the schedule of connecting buses.

UTA is taking public comments about that through Jan. 25. Normally, the agency adjusts schedules only three times a year: in April, August and December.

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