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LDS missionaries using UTA's new rail lines to reach missions, Salt Lake International Airport

Published: Sunday, July 5 2015 2:10 a.m. MDT

Passengers ride the new Salt Lake Airport TRAX line on its first public run in Salt Lake City  Sunday, April 14, 2013.  (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Passengers ride the new Salt Lake Airport TRAX line on its first public run in Salt Lake City Sunday, April 14, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

PROVO — LDS missionaries leaving the Missionary Training Center are putting the Utah Transit Authority's latest transportation additions — the Salt Lake-to-Provo commuter rail line and the recently opened airport TRAX line — to the test.

"We are using (UTA's) FrontRunner to transport missionaries from the Provo MTC to the Salt Lake and Ogden missions," said Scott Trotter, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "And we are testing the FrontRunner/TRAX combination as an option to transport missionaries from the Provo MTC to the Salt Lake International Airport."

Both mass transit applications are currently being used by missionaries as part of normal, daily MTC operations. LDS officials will continue to monitor MTC transportation processes and make adjustments as needed.

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