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$5 MILLION OK'D FOR LIGHT-RAIL

Published: Monday, Oct. 10 1988 12:00 a.m. MDT

Congress has approved spending $5 million during fiscal 1989 on the proposed light-rail commuter train system to serve Salt Lake County.

The latest appropriation will be used by the Utah Transit Authority and the Wasatch Front Regional Council to purchase a right of way owned by the Union Pacific Railroad that parallels I-15.The proposed light-rail system would run from the Draper-Sandy area into downtown Salt Lake City to ease commuter traffic.

Last year, Congress appropriated $3.6 million for preliminary engineering studies on the mass-transit system.

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