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Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Church Pays for TRAX for Conference Again

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The LDS Church will pay for Salt Lake City's light rail system to open on Conference Sunday again. The Church paid for the system to stay open during the April General Conference to alleviate traffic problems for those attending conference in the Church's then just opened Conference Center.

The use of TRAX, as the light rail system is called, was considered a success in April as 19,444 one-way trips were taken on the system that Sunday. The fare for those trips paid for about half the $18,600 the Church was charged for opening the system on Sunday. The LDS Church paid for the rest of the bill.

Salt Lake City's bus system also saw a 44% increase in traffic on Conference Saturday, but the Church did not pay for it to open on Sunday, and isn't paying for it to remain open for this Conference.

However, if voters approve on November 7th, this will be the last time the Church will have to pay to keep the system open. A ballot measure on the November ballot in Salt Lake, Weber and Davis counties in Utah would increase transit taxes to pay for keeping both TRAX and the bus system open every Sunday.


LDS Church Hires Light Rail For Use on Conference Sunday
Salt Lake Tribune 3Oct00 D1
By Brandon Loomis


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