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President Trump commits $64.5M to help build rapid bus transit in Ogden

Posted at 5:14 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 20:45:25-04

The President of the United States took to Twitter Thursday to announce he is committing $64.5M dollars to help build a bus service between Weber State University and McKay-Dee Hospital.

President Trump stated that the service is very important to Utahns.

The initial post, caused confusion because WSU and McKay-Dee Hospital are less than a mile apart. As well as already have a bus service between the two locations.

Utah Transit Authority released details on the project titled "The Ogden Weber State University Bus Rapid Transit".

The project is a 5.3-mile route from the Ogden FrontRunner commuter rail station to WSU and McKay-Dee Hospital.

The Ogden/WSU BRT will improve and replace the existing 603 route and will include 13 stations and exclusive bus lanes from 32nd Street & Harrison up to the Dee Events Center.

The new line will have 10-minute service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 15-minute to 30-minute service on weekends.

No estimated time of completion was given in the details.