Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is recommending the city endorse a plan to run the airport TRAX line down 400 West instead of 600 West.
The recommendation was released to the Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday. It will be reviewed on Monday by the city's Transportation Advisory Committee, and then reviewed by the city Planning Commission on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m.
Anderson said in a statement: "After careful consideration and numerous meetings with the community, our administration has submitted what we believe to be the best, most far-sighted and community-oriented plan for the airport light-rail line."
Spokesman Patrick Thronson said Anderson considered the concerns of residents when deciding which route he preferred for the TRAX line. During the past few months, residents of Salt Lake City's west side have actively protested a proposal to run the line down 600 West, saying it would decrease walkability, increase crime and hurt views through their neighborhood.
The Planning Commission is expected to make a recommendation to the City Council about the airport line during its meeting on Nov. 14. The meeting will be in room 326 of the City and County Building. Comments can be submitted to George Shaw, planning director, at [email protected].
No comments will be accepted during the Transportation Advisory Board meeting, but residents can e-mail concerns to Kevin Young, transportation planning engineer, at [email protected].