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Stan Penfold, Chair
Lisa Ramsey Adams, Vice Chair

D.J. Baxter, Executive Director Redevelopment Agency

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451 South State, Room 418
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
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PO Box 145518
Salt Lake City UT 84114-5518
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Bringing Back the Streetcar

The Modern Streetcar

Salt Lake City and the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) have been studying the feasibility of reintroducing streetcars into the City to further establish walkable, transit-oriented development and provide non-automobile circulation options for residents and visitors. Across the country, modern streetcar projects have rejuvenated neighborhoods and business districts, attracting thousands of new residents and shoppers and billions in investment dollars. The success of streetcars is rooted in the commitment of the community and the excitement that it generates among local residents, businesses, and property owners.

Sugar House Streetcar


For updates and all additional information, please visit the Sugar House Streetcar website:


$26 Million Federal Grant Awarded

On October 20, 2010, the Sugar House Streetcar was awarded a $26 million federal grant. The Sugar House streetcar will extend from the Central Pointe TRAX station at 2100 South to 1050 East along approximately 2300 South. The streetcar will make a vital east-west connection while encouraging economic growth along its planned route. Project partners include Salt Lake City, the RDA, South Salt Lake City, and UTA.

“I am pleased to announce that by securing the TIGER II grant, we have identified a crucial piece of federal funding to take the Sugar House Streetcar from vision to reality,” Mayor Becker said. “Our community and local economy will benefit tremendously by the rapid development of this core transit improvement and the jobs the project quickly creates.”

To learn more about this exciting new project in Sugar House and to see a map and other graphics read the Mayor's Press Release.

Downtown Streetcar Study

In 2009, the RDA hired HDR Engineering to study the feasibility of a streetcar line in Downtown Salt Lake City. The study was recently completed and addresses potential alignments, as well as a capital cost analysis. 

Downtown Streetcar Study


Press and Media: Art Raymond, 801-547-2659

For more background information on the streetcar contact the following RDA staff members:

Edward Butterfield (Sugar House Streetcar)

Matt Dahl (Downtown Streetcar)



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