UTA opens new SLC Airport TRAX station

Oct 25, 2021, 1:24 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — After more than 20 months of construction, a new TRAX station opened outside Terminal A at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Utah Transit Authority crews officially opened the station on Friday and said they expect ridership on the Green Line to pick up as well.

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday to mark the grand opening of the station. Leaders from Salt Lake City, UTA and the airport gathered to celebrate.

Before Monday, riders had to exit at a temporary station and board a shuttle if they were heading to the airport. UTA spokesperson Carl Arky said this new option shaves off about seven minutes off the commute.

“I think it’s gratifying to finally have it here,” Arky said. “Our partners are excited to see it completed. It took 20 months to complete. It’s here but riders are the ones who will benefit the most. They can get a ride right to the airport now.”

The $22 million project was made possible by local funding.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall talked about the importance of moving people safely and quickly and this service will really change their experience.

Airport managers say travel is back up to pre-pandemic levels.

During fall break, there was an average of 30,000 travelers daily at the airport, and parking lots were full.

They add that the timing of the opening with the busy holiday season is definitely a big plus for commuters.

But more than that, connecting people to other TRAX lines in downtown Salt Lake City allows visitors as well to see what our state has to offer.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Charles Alires, 34, was stabbed to death Thursday afternoon on Main Street in Salt Lake City. (KSL...
Brooke Williams

One SLC stabbing suspect in custody, police searching for another

Police are asking the public for help in the search for a second suspect in a fatal stabbing.
11 hours ago
Man accused of exposing himself at Utah store...
Shara Park

Man accused of exposing himself to underage girls at Utah store

The owner of Rad Swim in Highland is warning Utah families after she says a man exposed himself to her associate and several young girls in her store Monday evening.
1 day ago
High school teammates play in Super Bowl...
Ayanna Likens

2 former Stansbury High School teammates to faceoff in the Super Bowl

Two former Stansbury High School football teammates will face each other as rivals in the Super Bowl.
1 day ago
HOV lanes for pregnant women...
Katija Stjepovic

House passes bill allowing pregnant women to drive solo in HOV lanes

Pregnant women may soon be allowed to drive solo in HOV lanes after a bill allowing just that passed in the Utah House of Representatives Friday.
1 day ago
(Matt Rascon/KSL TV)...
Matt Rascon & Eliza Pace

KSL+: Healing in schools after Enoch tragic shooting

In the weeks following the tragic shooting in Enoch that killed five children, the school community continues to feel the impact.
1 day ago
FILE (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for UNITAS)...
Madison Swenson

Two Utah county men, business charged with $11M COVID tax fraud scheme

Two Utah County men, as well as an accounting business in Provo, have been charged with a COVID-related tax fraud scheme totaling more than $11 million.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
UTA opens new SLC Airport TRAX station