University Line


Utah Transit Authority


Salt Lake City, UT


Rail Transportation: Line Segments & Tunnels


Design: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture

University Line Design-Build

To meet the immediate transportation needs of the 2002 Winter Olympics, as well as the long-term needs of Salt Lake City, STV, in joint venture, provided complete design, design support and construction management services for the design-build of the University Line light rail link. The 2.3-mile segment connects Salt Lake City’s Vivint Arena and Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah. 

STV developed the approved horizontal and vertical track alignments; designed track work details, including embedded and ballasted track; and oversaw track installation. 

The $148.5 million project was completed within budget and three months ahead of schedule, which allowed the new line to open for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Additionally, the highly popular University Line was integrated into the Utah Transit Authority’s Transit Express Red Line as part of a system redesign in 2011.