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Hi all,

SLC old Control Tower is demolished. So now, it's gone!

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Would it be insane to consider extending the gondola on to Park City should it prove popular (which I'm sure it will be if chosen)? It does get the length to 18 miles... You would also get a mid-station stop at Brighton.

Edit: Eh, I guess it is insane. La Paz gets up to 6 m/s which is 13 mph or so. That would be a long ride without a bathroom.

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SLC Delta tower is demolished. So now, it’s gone!

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So the numbers are in and a bill with a lot of transit money is now heading to the governor's desk:
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The bill sets aside $200 million for double-tracking parts of FrontRunner, $12 million for improvements to the S-line streetcar, $11 million for bus rapid transit in the Salt Lake valley, and $5 million for an environmental study at the Point of the Mountain, among other items.
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The $12 million for the S-Line is to begin the process of extending it into the business district of Sugar House. This is sorely needed to increase ridership, in my opinion. There is some great development happening along the line but without a proper endpoint it has been somewhat pointless.

https://twitter.com/slcmayor/status/1367948858681032708

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New Salt Lake City-based airline gets federal approval for takeoff - Aims to begin selling tickets in less than a month.



By Graham Dudley, KSL.com | Updated - Mar. 10, 2021 - https://www.ksl.com/article/50122964...al-for-takeoff

"We are going to build all the technology out; it's going to be like using the Uber app or the Amazon app, and we will have a whole menu of things on the airplanes and on the ground, and we will take care of you," he was quoted as saying, adding that the airline will also be "low cost."

Breeze is the fifth airline started by Neeleman — JetBlue, Azul, WestJet and the Utah-based Morris Air, later bought by Southwest.



SALT LAKE CITY — Breeze Airways, a new Utah-based airline from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, received final approval Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation to commence operations.

Breeze got a tentative green light in late February, which was followed by a two-week waiting period before the department issued Breeze a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Air Transportation on Wednesday.

Originally scheduled for takeoff in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic stalled the airline's rollout after it was first announced in 2018. Now the airline is hiring and has amassed an initial fleet of Embraer E190s and E195s, leased from Nordic Aviation Capital and Azul Brazilian Airlines.

Breeze ultimately plans to utilize the Airbus A220, Business Insider reports.

Breeze's focus will be on underserved and midsize markets, KSL.com reported last year, and Neeleman said it aspires to be the "world's nicest airline" while maintaining affordability. He told Conde Nast Traveler in 2018 — when the airline's working name was "Moxy" — that he thinks of Breeze as "a high-tech company that just happens to fly airplanes."...




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The New Salt Lake City International Airport - Phase II Updates



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PHASE II - February 16th 2021

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S-Line, rapid transit and more: A deeper look into Utah's 'historic' transit infrastructure funding



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SALT LAKE CITY — A plan to extend S-Line streetcar and funding for a new "mid-valley" Salt Lake County rapid transit bus system were just some of the projects approved under a bill that included over $1 billion in state spending to accelerate transportation and other infrastructure projects across the state.

HB433 cleared the Utah Legislature on it's second-to-last day. It authorized $264 million in bonds for "specified transportation and transit projects." It also appropriated about $834.6 million in one-time spending from state revenue sources.

Sen. Kirk Cullimore, who served as the floor sponsor of the bill, explained before the legislation passed that it was meant to speed up "a lot of projects on the transportation commission list" and address other priority projects in Utah.

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The UTA project that garnered the most attention was one that would double-track Utah Transit Authority's FrontRunner lines. About $300 million in either bonds issued or one-time spending grants were offered toward that project; however, several other UTA projects would receive funds through the bill.

Here's a deeper look at what the money would go toward.

FrontRunner spending: Double-tracking, Vineyard Station and more

Most of the $264 million in bonds in the bill, about $232 million in total, are to go toward the Utah Transit Authority for a handful of projects but mainly improvements toward FrontRunner.

The bill's most notable spending went toward the double-tracking FrontRunner. The project would allow for more frequent trains and faster transportation between Ogden and Provo. An additional $100 million in one-time spending was also set aside for the project.

Carolyn Gonot, UTA's executive director, said during Wednesday's UTA board meeting that the agency would also seek a federal grant to help with the project.
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...It also means UTA could increase the frequency of trains on the rails, the number of people on FrontRunner and the speed between stops just by adding a second track alongside the current route. The project wouldn't double track the remaining three-fourths of the route but would offer "strategic" double-tracking to speed up the current system.

Ranu said that would make it a "more desirable system" and make it an easier option for people who don't want to commute on freeways to work along the Wasatch Front.

"It's really about providing choice for how people want to move in our region," he said.

Construction on FrontRunner double-tracking is currently anticipated to begin as early as 2023, he said.
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S-Line extension: Taking "a step" closer to Highland Drive

Another $12 million from the bond would go toward an S-Line expansion in Salt Lake City from its eastern terminus closer to Highland Drive, which means it will be closer to the Sugar House business and residential hub.

The S-Line, which launched in 2013, currently runs between Central Pointe Station (221 W. 2100 South in South Salt Lake) to Fairmont Station, which is located at 1040 E. 2200 South in Salt Lake City. UTA completed some double-tracking on the line in 2019 that allowed the street car service to run every 15 minutes.
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Midvalley Connector

Another $11 million in the bond would go toward UTA's "Midvalley Connector" rapid bus transit system project for areas in Salt Lake County. Gonot said that the project also received about $22 million from the state legislature last year.

"Those two combined will actually allow us to leverage another $50 to $60 million from the federal to really make this a high-quality (bus rapid transit) as well," she said.




Update - On The S-Line


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No details of course, because I'm just me. Just wanted to say that I accidentally went on a walk through this neighborhood along the S-Line, from about 700 East to 1100 East, and it was completely delightful. Like...I would love to live there. I still don't know how useful the S-Line is currently, but over time that corridor has developed into a great amenity. If you haven't been in that part of town for a few years, it's a great place to check out.
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Yes, I live at 2200ish south and Windsor(840 east), I walk the S-Line everyday into Fairmont park as well, both are such amazing amenities. The neighborhood has really transformed since I moved here 6 years ago!

Also of note, the Snelgrove building is now being demolished and they are making quick progress...

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https://citizenportal.slcgov.com/Cit...howInspection=

The Lotus Republic - Sugarhouse project has filed a Commercial Building Permit.

I never saw this go through Planning, so this caught me off guard. Does anyone else know any details?

Address: 717 E Simpson

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The Lotus Company website has an image but no details.
https://lotuscompany.com/property_ve...98992919921875



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Downtown Update - State Street Upgrades & Beautification

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Not in the CBD but directly south there is an effort called Life On State that is focused on improving the corridor from 600 S to 900 S. I was there last week and I think there have already been some huge positive changes in that area since 2010. The final plan hasn't been released yet but here's their preliminary plan (looong image):

Two rows of trees concept:



Three rows of trees concept:




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Update, New International Airport - Phase II


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Cool flyover video of the new airport and the current construction progress on Phase II.

https://twitter.com/slcairport/statu...044653060?s=20

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Update, Southern Metro - Vineyard does final preparations for groundbreaking of new FrontRunner station


By Genelle Pugmire, Daily Herald - https://www.heraldextra.com/news/loc...e66949f46.html

The next step for the future of Vineyard is happening in just two weeks as Utah Transit Authority prepares for the groundbreaking of a new FrontRunner station in the city.

The groundbreaking for the new Vineyard FrontRunner station will be at 2 p.m. on May 13. Representatives from the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah State Legislature and Utah Transit Authority will be among the guests.



"One of the exciting parts of the Vineyard station plans is the double-track that will be laid from the station and north 2 miles".



The site of the new Vineyard Station will be a gateway to the new Vineyard area downtown plan. Courtesy Vineyard City

Before then, a few finishing touches in preparation for the festivities are in the works, according to George Angerbauer, public relations specialist with UTA.

“We are thrilled to add this new Vineyard Station and FrontRunner service,” Angerbauer said.

UTA is happy when cities look into the future and plan now for growth and transportation expansion, according to Angerbauer.

When you look that far ahead you create a lot of opportunity, you create a lifestyle. Vineyard has done a great job planning, Angerbauer said.

“With this new station, FrontRunner has even greater capability to connect students, commuters, recreation seekers, remote family members and anyone wishing to travel across the beautiful Wasatch Front,” Angerbauer said...

...“UTA is adding $10 million for the necessary double-track section approximately 2 miles north of the station to improve regional mobility — this is the first section of double track installed since its (FrontRunner’s) opening, and we are working toward additional double track areas to decrease travel time and increase reliability,” Angerbauer said.


Maps of Vineyard as it is built out from the FrontRunner train station across from the Utah Valley University property, to the long esplanade to the beachfront properties at Utah Lake. Courtesy @geneva

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The ground for SLC's newest light rail station at ~650 S Main Street is being prepared as of yesterday:

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Updates - New SLC International Airport - Phase II


Phase I Award Winner - September 2nd


Exciting News from Gordon Huether Studio!

We are proud to announce that “The Canyon” installation at the Salt Lake City International Airport has been selected as one of the CODAawards 2021 Merit Award Winners in the Transportation Category!

CODAworx is an influential organization in the public art world. With more than 300 entries across 19 countries narrowed down by a prestigious panel of jurors, this is an honor for Gordon Huether Studio.

Click here to see all of the 2021 Winners and to learn more about “The Canyon” art installation: https://www.codaworx.com/codaawards-winners/



“The Canyon” Wins Prestigious CODA 2021 Merit Award in Transportation Category




Phase II Updates - September 14th

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I took these last night. The tunnel roof slab is starting on the south end.







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Tunnel waterproofing August 2021



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The Rio Grande Plan, updated: Putting trains underground in Depot and Granary Districts gets Salt Lake City’s attention

Luke Garrott Reports, Read Full Article @ https://www.buildingsaltlake.com/the...tys-attention/


500 W in Salt Lake City would be turned back into a transit corridor if the Rio Grande Plan is successful. Looking south at a new glass canopy,
with the Rio Grande Depot to the left, and the Depot District Redevelopment district to the right. Image courtesy Cameron Blakely.

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Downtown Update - New TRAX Station on 600 South & Main St.

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...Now, in a significant southward extension of the urban core, developers are building aggressively in that south-central downtown neighborhood, with at least five-plus major office and residential projects proposed or underway nearby.

And recognizing the financial potential of thousands of TRAX passengers flowing through the area daily, those developers appear willing to pay up to $1.36 million to make the station happen.

RDA Chief Operating Officer Danny Walz said the station also will be “a huge benefit to anyone who develops after the fact.”...Salt Lake Tribune - https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/12/...ke-city-moves/



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September 20th
TRAX Station Artwork


...With this exciting new TRAX station, a new captivating public artwork will be unveiled. Jiyoun Lee-Lodge’s (she/her/hers) The Crossing was recommended by the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Art Design Board for commission and approved by Mayor Erin Mendenhall. This station’s construction is the product of a public-private partnership that includes local developers, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), and the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City and will serve a rapidly growing part of the city.

The Crossing consists of two eight-foot by twelve-foot steel sculptures intersecting at an angle. These two pieces are separated by a portal – a breach that invites station users to walk around and in-between each of the sculptures. The Korean-born, Salt Lake City, Utah based artist created a design that evokes the fluidity of water, which serves as a touching reference to the transient nature of the TRAX station, public transportation users, and the neighborhood in which its located.

According to the artist, “The Crossing illustrates water spreading out so people can pass through.” The open door in the artist’s design symbolizes the ever-changing nature of our City – a hub that is constantly changing and evolving. Further, Lee-Lodge writes, “The sculpture invites viewers to notice the emergent, water-like qualities of many aspects of Salt Lake City and Utah: it asks the viewer to consider the ways that people, as individuals and as communities, move like water in this place, with swells that carry new futures and possibilities.” Throughout the steel panels, Lee integrates colorful, egg-shaped floating orbs indicating new, exciting, and unknown possibilities. The Crossing is designed to complement and augment the experience of those engaged in this space, in addition to invigorating this rapidly changing mid-town neighborhood with public art.

The Crossing joins an invigorating collection of existing artworks located in UTA transit stations throughout Salt Lake City...
Full Article @ https://saltlakearts.org/2021/08/30/...-the-crossing/

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Updates - New SLC International Airport - Phase II



Phase II Updates - October 13th

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The SLC Airport held a Topping Out Ceremony today, placing the highest beam of the new Concourse A-East, currently under construction.



https://twitter.com/SLCgov/status/14...782459908?s=20


Phase II Updates - October 21st

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A UTA driver on the TRAX bus bridge told me yesterday that the new airport TRAX station opens tomorrow. Here's a photo:



Also, here's a photo of the tunnel from about 10 minutes ago:


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Phase II Updates - October 22nd

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TRAX station is officially open now. Not my image but shared on Twitter from a passenger today.

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