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Bus rapid transit on 5600 West now is part of the Wasatch Front Regional Council's transportation plan.

On Thursday, the council approved adding mass transit along 5600 West from Salt Lake City International Airport on the north to 11800 South on the south.

The first phase of the project would be to develop dedicated bus lanes from 2700 South to 6200 South by 2015.

In the next 10 years, those lanes would be extended to 11800 South through South Jordan's Daybreak community. On the northern end, the lanes would go up to Interstate 80 and then swing east to the airport.

Between 2026 and 2030, the bus-rapid-transit corridor would be replaced by a rail system.

The project now shifts to the Utah Transit Authority, which must conduct studies to determine where any street widening would need to occur and other issues facing a transit system on 5600 West.

- Marķa Villaseñor