OGX is a Roads Project: Episode 46

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OGX is the Utah Transit Authority's newest "BRT" project, promising to bring faster and more frequent service to Weber State University and Ogden as a whole. But hidden behind the flashy ribbon cuttings and shiny new stations is the concerning fact that OGX spent more money on road expansion than it did on transit improvements. Today, The Red Line Podcast team discusses what this means for the future of transit in Utah and in the U.S. as a whole.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: L.A. Metro celebrates opening of Regional Connector
  2. [2] Mass Transit: CA: Downtown Regional Connector train opens after 10 years and $1.8 billion
  3. [3] Wikipedia: Utah Valley Express
  4. [4] Weber County Heritage Foundation: Discovering Ogden's Streetcar History
  5. [5] Deseret News: Utah Transit Authority has long, winding road of history
  6. [6] Map of Ogden City, annotated with U.R.T. Co. rail lines
  7. [7] UtahRails.net: Utah Idaho Central Railroad
  8. [8] Wikipedia: Ogden, Utah ยง Sports and recreation
  9. [9] KUER: New Weber State shuttle is just the first in expanded transit in Ogden
  10. [10] Standard-Examiner: Relic of Ogden's past transit system unearthed by BRT construction
  11. [11] Construction Equipment Guide, Utah State Edition, June 21, 2020
  12. [12] Ogden-WSU Project Overview
  13. [13] Wikipedia: Ogden Express
  14. [14] UTA: Ogden BRT info sheet, Sept. 2021
  15. [15] UTA: Ogden BRT FAQ
  16. [16] UTA: Ogden Express (OGX)
  17. [17] UTA: OGX Name Announced
  18. [18] UTA Ogden-WSU Transit Project Draft EA - Appendix A: Alternatives Analysis Update Report