UTA Sugar House Streetcar


Rocky Mountain Systems Services (RMSS), an MRS and MJG Inc. joint venture, has completed the Sugar House Streetcar Project for the Utah Transit Authority. Revenue service began on December 7, 2013. The RMSS team designed, furnished, installed, and tested the Signal, Communication, and Overhead Catenary Systems, valued at $8M.

The Sugar House Streetcar was a joint project for the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake City. The Project was built in the existing Sugar House spur rail corridor from just south of the existing 2100 South Central Pointe TRAX Station to the east. This is two miles to the Sugar House commercial district near Highland Drive. The project included seven stations and 14 at-grade road crossings.

The systems portion of the project consisted of four new interlocking locations, two miles of Overhead Catenary System (OCS), and two miles of fiber and copper communications infrastructure. Ticket vending machines and message boards were installed on all the passenger platforms.

The RMSS safety record was excellent with no reportable injuries. This indicates what our Safety Program is about. RMSS employees completed all railroad and transit group’s roadway protection requirements as well as all other Code of Federal Regulation rules which are required by the FRA and FTA. RMSS’ Quality Program meets the requirements of the 15 Step FTA Quality Program.

The execution of this project supports Modern Railway Systems’ strategy of continuing to expand its capabilities and offerings. This includes all types of rail systems work specializing in turnkey system solutions for our customers.