Travelers taking advantage of new Airport TRAX line

Posted at 5:08 PM, Apr 18, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY - The new Airport TRAX line officially opened on Sunday and ridership appears to be off to a good start.

Both locals and visitors seem to be taking advantage of the airport connection. One traveler from Los Angeles took advantage of the price and convenience.

"Typically we take the shuttle or taxis and that's relatively expensive," he said. "Since I'm a single person, it just makes sense to be cognizant of cost."

TRAX security officers say they've noticed a lot of riders testing the new stop out for upcoming air travel.

"It's fantastic. It's easy, Especially for senior citizens it's only $1.25. It's cheaper than having someone from my family take me. All they have to do is drop me off at the station in Murray and I live three blocks from it so that's good," said Jim Morgan, who was taking his first trip on Thursday.

The trip from Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City to the airport takes about 20 minutes, so it can be a time saver when taking traffic, stop lights and parking into consideration, and it saves the money travelers would have spent on parking.

"It was super easy to figure out we did the math and it takes us 15 minutes longer if we park the car and take the bus to the terminal and all that," said Vera Putman.

The line starts in downtown Salt Lake City and heads down North Temple to the Salt Lake City International Airport. It's part of the Green Line, which heads out the the west side of the valley, ending in West Valley City.

For more on the Airport TRAX line, visit