The community, including representatives from federal, state, and local governments; regional associations; Weber State University; and commerce, gathered to celebrate the accomplishment.
The event was marked with six speakers and culminated with a ribbon almost-cutting by the OGX bus.
Over 200 people showed up to mark the moment.
What the Ogden Express Will Provide
This 5.1-mile Bus Rapid Transit project will go into service on August 20 and will provide a 10-30 minute service along 13 stations located between Ogden Central Station and McKay-Dee Hospital, according to UTA.
This project was made possible by a $78 million investment from the FTA and another $42 million from state and local entities.
The execution of the project on budget and on time was made possible by community collaboration and support with partners like Weber County, Ogden City, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Weber State University, McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce, Ogden Downtown Alliance, HNTB, Jacobs Engineering, AECOM, WCEC, Stacy, and Witbeck, Inc.
Signal prioritization, dedicated lanes, and right away were made possible by working closely with the Utah Department of Transportation.