The federal government gave the Utah Transit Authority an unexpected, post-Christmas gift on Monday: $37.2 million in earlier-than-expected money to help pay for TRAX light rail and FrontRunner commuter rail projects.
It included $20.6 million for the under-construction Mid-Jordan TRAX line, which will run from the 6400 South (Fashion Place) station on the Sandy TRAX line to Daybreak in South Jordan. It also includes $16.5 million for the completed FrontRunner line from Salt Lake City to Ogden.
The money was expected eventually to help repay the projects’ construction costs, but was given earlier than scheduled from leftover funds in the Federal Transit Administration’s 2010 budget. Salt Lake Tribune