Ogden, UT — Streetcar Takes First Steps
Rail Transit Online, September 2010
Buses styled to resemble heritage trolleys will shortly begin operating in downtown Ogden even as the city continues planning for a real streetcar line.
The buses, which can carry up to 32 passengers, will run for a least a year at a cost of $175,400 to help determine
potential streetcar ridership.
The route from the Intermodal Hub to Weber State University and McKay-Dee Hospital will reflect the two alignments being considered for a $160-million streetcar line.
In mid-August, Utah Transit Authority officials updated the city council on the project
analysis to date. Even though development began six years ago, the scheme is still at the very early stages of applying for federal funding. UTA environmental planner Liz Scanlon said FTA standards are very strict and it will up to local officials make a strong case for the streetcar based on need.