Here's what you need to know about parking for the City Creek opening

Published: Monday, March 19 2012 4:07 p.m. MDT

Besides vehicle traffic, about 4,000 people are expected to take light and commuter rail rather than drive their own vehicles, prompting the Utah Transit Authority to increase its normal TRAX and FrontRunner capacity.

"We believe that running a regular schedule with larger trains should be enough to meet the demand," said UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter. If needed, UTA could also increase the frequency of trains to accommodate the increased ridership.

UTA will also enlist more transit police to patrol downtown as well as additional staff to help guide visitors through the highest traffic areas.

"Our operators will also be on a heightened sense of alert as they (move) through the downtown area," Carpenter said.

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