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The Utah Transit Authority announced an official opening date for the new FrontRunner line that will connect Provo to Salt Lake City.

Beginning Dec, 10, the 45-mile rail line will be open for public use. The tracks are an extension of the Salt Lake City to Weber County line that opened in April 2008.

UTA officials are seeking input from the public throughout April while they make adjustments to the UTA bus system that will serve the new line. The primary focus during the public input period will be in Utah County, as the changes will affect those residents primarily.

Information will be gathered through five public houses being held throughout Utah County during April, along with online and phone surveys, focus groups and through the UTA website and social media channels.

After the public participation is completed, officials will develop several service plan scenarios for the bus system, and will then present them to the public for further input.

Construction on the Provo to Salt Lake City line is more than 90 percent complete, officials said. They expect the new line to be tested sometime this summer.

Once the line is completed, it will be making stops in Murray, South Jordan, Draper, Lehi, American Fork, Orem and Provo, and a future station in Vineyard.

Have your say

UTA is holding open houses to get public input on how bus routes should be changed after the Provo FrontRunner line begins. They are scheduled for:

April 11 • Saratoga Springs/Eagle Mountain

Saratoga Springs City Offices

1307 N. Commerce Drive, Saratoga Springs

6:30 – 8 p.m.

April 12 • American Fork

American Fork Senior Center

54 East Main St., American Fork

6:30 – 8 p.m.

April 18 • Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork City Hall

40 South Main St., Spanish Fork

6:30 – 8 p.m.

April 19 • Orem

Orem City Offices

56 North State St., Orem

6:30 – 8 p.m.

April 25 • Provo

Utah County Administration Building

100 East Center St., Provo

6:30 – 8 p.m.