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Utah Transit Authority Light Rail Design Criteria

The material contained in the following chapters provides a uniform basis for project design of light rail transit (LRT) systems.  These criteria serve as guidelines and do not substitute for engineering judgment and sound engineering practice. Exceptions may apply in special cases. Applications for exceptions to the criteria, deviation from the criteria, changes to the criteria, additions to the criteria, and other questions should be submitted in writing to the UTA Light Rail Transit Project Director and must be approved in writing before the modification is implemented. The basic goal of the project is to provide an improved public transportation system in a cost-effective, environmentally sensitive and socially responsible manner. Design of project elements will be based on a “design to cost” philosophy.