Route to the Rivalry


If a football game this weekend has been the focus in your home for weeks, you may not be alone. While you may have traveling traditions, UTA is hoping you’ll consider new ways of getting to the BYU-Utah rivalry game this weekend.

This year you may be stuck bus hopping to trax but next year you can ride the rails at 79 miles per hour on the front runner train to this soon-to-be Intermodal hub located at seventh south and University Avenue in Provo.

“Construction is complete on front runner south to Provo… We’re currently in testing… Front runner will open December 10.” Said Gerry Carpenter, UTA Spokesperson.

Although front runner will make the two fan bases feel closer it’s still rare to find a football fan in utah that doesn’t root red and bash blue or, on the other hand, commend Cougars and yammer Utes.

Even the Trax lines coloring scheme has worked its way into the rivalry. The line that heads into and out of Salt Lake is blue, but the train that goes east to Rice Eccles Stadium is sporting the crimson.

“Our lines are color coded but it wasn’t done intentionally. There was a little bit of influence because we knew if we named the line that went up to the University of Utah the blue line there would be backlash.” Said Carpenter.

Maybe all things in Utah really do revolve around the holy rivalry.

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