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After 2 decades of planning, Ogden's 'game-changer' transit project is ready to roll

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August 2, 2023


OGDEN — By the time Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell took office in 2012, the city and Utah transit officials were a decade into discussions and planning for a transit project to better connect the city.

What started as a proposed gondola and then a streetcar system remained one of his priorities. But it would take another decade — and almost his entire duration in office — to get it to the finish line before it eventually became what it is today: the Ogden Express, a bus rapid transit system with a series of buses and stations similar to light rail service but at a fraction of the cost.